Tuesday, October 09, 2012

'The Force' will be with 'Angry Birds Star Wars,' coming in November

The idea was birthed in fans with the release of "Angry Birds Space" (iOS, Android, Amazon Appstore) and it was natural. Announced on Monday, fans now know the game will come to fruition: Angry Birds Star Wars is coming.

Of course being released with the assistance and approval of LucasArts, Rovio and crew will launch the game worldwide on Nov. 8. The game will incorporate the elements of Angry Birds Space with the characters, stories and settings of the science fiction blockbuster, "Star Wars."

The game will range in location from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star. Angry Birds characters will take the place as the iconic heroes and villains of the epic space fantasy.

Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio said,

“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away. As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”

Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm said,

“Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun. People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination.”

In addition, and barely in time for Halloween, merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes and other apparel to action figures and collectible plush toys will be available at select retailers, beginning on Oct. 28.

The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8. It is unclear if all of these will launch at the same time.

A teaser trailer is embedded.

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