Rovio Entertainment has been teasing its upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars game for quite some time now. For those who can’t wait to get their birds wielding lightsabers, the developers have released a short video to appease their appetite till the game is launched on November 8, 2012.
In the trailer, we can see Luke and Leia birds flaunt their abilities. The Angry Birds equivalent of Luke will sport a lightsaber to help him break the obstacles in his way.
As per the announcement from Rovio, “Angry Birds Star Wars will be out on November 8. But don't worry, you'll be slinging birds and waving Lightsabers around in no time!”
Rovio has also announced that till the game is officially released on November 8 to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, and Windows 8, it will dish out animations, comics, and fan art on its official Tumblr page to set the mood. The official gameplay trailer will be released on November 5, 2012.
After teasing it on the official Tumblr page of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd recently announced a new entertainment franchise collaboration titled Angry Birds Star Wars.
The game aims to combine all the fun of the classic Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space with the characters, stories, and settings of the epic space fantasy Star Wars.
Coming on November 8
From the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star, the game and merchandise will feature the Angry Birds characters starring as the iconic heroes of the Star Wars saga.
“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 a galaxy far, far away,” said Peter Vesterbacka, the Mighty Eagle and CMO of Rovio. “As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”
This fall will also see the unveiling of a massive retail launch for Angry Birds Star Wars. Starting from October 28, merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes and apparel to action figures and collectible plush toys is available at select retailers.
“Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination.”
The earlier announcement ends by stating that in the coming weeks, fans of the franchise can expect additional new videos, characters, and much more content to be revealed. This video above is just the start of things to come.
It appears that the Force is strong with this one.
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