Rovio has some good news for all you Angry Birds Star Wars fans. The newest, popular Angry Birds game is about to get a new expansion called Cloud City.
The guys at Rovio teased a video that announced the arrival of Cloud City to the game. Not much information has been revealed, but the expansion pack is expected to be a feature filled one (hint: it contains a carbon frozen Angry Bird!). There is no word on when the update will be out, sadly.
Rovio is also expected to release a full fledged trailer for the expansion pack on Monday.
Earlier in November, Rovio had released Angry Birds Star Wars for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC and Windows 8 devices. Along with the game, the company also released a new trailer and merchandise in select retailers worldwide. Windows 7 devices were taken into the fold too by December.
“It’s a banner day for us,” said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment when they launched the game, “This is our best Angry Birds game yet, and we’re excited for our fans to finally meet Luke, Leia, and the rest of the gang! But it’s more than just a game launch: we think fans are going to just love the new animated trailer and the Angry Birds Star Wars products, sure to be a big hit this holiday season.”
For those not in the know, the game follows a plucky group of Rebel Birds in their fight against the evil Imperial Pigs. Fans will use the Force, wield a lightsaber and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where they’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs.
Commenting on the release of the game, Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd, had said, “We can’t wait for fans around the world to experience the fun of launching the Angry Birds characters into the Star Wars universe. This is the kind of creative partnership that has helped Star Wars remain vibrant and beloved for over 35 years.”
Concurrently with the game launch, Rovio and Lucasfilm had also introduced tie-in merchandise and a new cinematic trailer, which retold the classic Star Wars cantina scene with Angry Birds Star Wars characters in starring roles. Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise, ranging from Hasbro toys to apparel to plush toys, are still available now from select retailers.
Late in November, less than a month after releasing the game, Rovio rolled out an update for Angry Birds Star Wars and these new levels are in the ice world of Hoth. For starters, a player gets 20 levels in the ice world of Hoth. The pink bird makes an appearance and it wields a new power with which one can aim for a weak spot to completely destroy the AT-ATs. Apart from this, Rovio has also added two new bonus levels.
Commenting on this release, Rovio had stated, “It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. Unfortunately the evil Darth Vader discovers their hideout, and the desperate Rebel birds must escape the AT-ATs and Pigtroopers hot on their trail. But the Rebels have an ace up their sleeve with the debut of PRINCESS LEIA!”
With the Hoth expansion pack of Angry Birds Star Wars being a massive hit, we can hardly wait to see what new levels and characters Cloud City brings along with it! Keep an eye on the app store of your devices for the update!
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