Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds) and Lucasfilm LTD. (Star Wars) Announce the launch of an all new version of the mega smash hit Angry Birds characters set in the realm of “A Galaxy Far Far Away”
Yeah, that’s right…Rovio and Lucasfilm announced what may be the most legendary collaboration in the history of the universe (At least since chocolate and peanut butter). Angry Birds and Star Wars are getting together to blow your mind clean out of your skull.
On November 8th, a day which will live on in infamy, the partners will combine all of the Angry Birds fun you’ve come to love with all of the epic story of the Star Wars you’ve been loving for decades. From Tattoine to the Death Star, the game itself as well as the upcoming merch will feature the Angry Birds in the roles of various characters from Star Wars.
“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,” 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.”
As mentioned, there will also be a ton of merch coming out this fall in a huge retail launch for the title which will include halloween costumes, clothing, action figures and plush toys. The retail blitz will start October 28th.
“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.”
Stay tuned to this over the next few weeks, as tons more information will be revealed leading up to release. You don’t want to miss this!
The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8.