Rovio is releasing a new update for the latest game in the Angry Birds franchise – Angry Birds Star Wars. The company has released a trailer for the upcoming update, simply titled Angry Birds Star Wars Episode V: Hoth.

As you can deduce from the name, the new levels will take place on Hoth – the ice planet. The update will feature new gameplay mechanics and enemies, including the AT-AT walkers. Princess Leia will also be getting a new special power.

Angry Birds Star Wars

The update will let you play levels based on Hoth

Angry Birds Star Wars was released earlier this month for  iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Along with the game, the company had also released a new trailer for the game and merchandise in select retailers worldwide.

“It’s a banner day for us,” said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment. “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.”

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.

“We can’t wait for fans around the world to experience the fun of launching the Angry Birds characters into the Star Wars universe,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “This is the kind of creative partnership that has helped Star Wars remain vibrant and beloved for over 35 years.”

Rovio claims that with more than 80 levels in locations such as Tatooine and the Pig Star, the game features hours of gameplay, all new gameplay mechanics, the ability to level up birds, free updates, plus lots of secrets and hidden features. Fans can also train in the 'Path of the Jedi' in-app purchase to become a Jedi Master.

Concurrently with the game launch, Rovio and Lucasfilm have also introduced tie-in merchandise and a new cinematic trailer, which retells the classic Star Wars cantina scene with Angry Birds Star Wars characters in the starring roles. Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise, ranging from Hasbro toys to apparel to plush toys, is available now from select retailers.

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