After teasing it on the official Tubmlr page of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd have recently announced a new entertainment franchise collaboration titled Angry Birds Star Wars.
As per the official announcement, the game will be launched worldwide on November 8, 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.
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.
The Force is definitely strong with this one
“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.”
In addition to the game, this fall will also see the unveiling of a massive retail launch for Angry Birds Star Wars. Merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes and apparel to action figures and collectible plush toys will be available at select retailers, starting October 28.
“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 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. The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8.
On September 27, Rovio Entertainment released its newest game, Bad Piggies, for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. Told from the pigs’ point of view, this innovative game lets fans build amazing machines that crawl, roll, crash, and fly the pigs to the eggs!
“We’ve never done anything like this,” said Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games. “Where Angry Birds was all about destruction, Bad Piggies is all about the joy of construction. It’s not just about getting three stars — in this game, failing is almost as much fun as succeeding!”
The game is set on Piggy Island, where the Bad Piggies are after the eggs again — but as usual, nothing is going according to plan. They need help in creating the ultimate flying machine and steering it safely to their destination.
According to a statement by Rovio, with more than 60 levels, and free updates in the offing, the game takes you through hours pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun. Fans can unlock an additional 30 levels by getting three stars. Four sandbox levels let them stretch their creativity to the utmost. 33 objects are available to create the ultimate machine, if you can navigate around all the obstacles first.
This is the first time the Bad Piggies are protagonists of a game, but it is just the beginning of a series of Bad Piggies-related games and other entertainment.
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