What do you get when you combine two of the most well-known pop culture icons? Try Angry Birds Star Wars Edition.
Earlier today, Rovio announced a brand new Angry Birds game will be available for download next month — one that takes the classic Angry Birds and transports them into the world of “Star Wars.”
The new version will be available for download on November 8 and will feature the best parts of the Angry Birds game, but with the stories, settings, and characters from 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 in a galaxy far, far away,” Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka said in a statement. “As a big ‘Star Wars’ fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”
Angry Birds Star Wars Edition comes after another recent collaboration with NASA for the Angry Birds Space Edition. Many of the members on the team were “Star Wars” fans and after wondering where they went after Space was launched, the direction seemed obvious to everyone involved.
Partnering with Lucasfilm, Ltd., Rovio is bringing two beloved pop culture icons together. And, there is an opportunity to introduce new fans to the “Star Wars” saga as many Angry Birds fanatics are far too young to have seen any of the films.
“Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun,” Colum Slevin, Vice President and Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd., said in a statement. ”People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination.”
“There are a lot of young Angry Birds fans, from about age four and onward,” Ville Heijari, VP of Franchise Development said. “And they’ll be introduced to ‘Star Wars’ for the first time. And of course there’s a massive ‘Star Wars’ following who will enjoy the game.”
Heijari is not releasing a lot of details but did drop a few hints in today’s announcement.
“Our teams have collaborated in creating the perfect mashup of Star Wars characters and Angry Birds characters,” Heijari said. “For instance, Red Bird will be Luke Skywalker. Other birds will be different characters from the ‘Star Wars’ universe and have special powers according to their Star Wars role.”
Angry Birds Star Wars will be available on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Android, Windows 8, and Windows Phone.
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