Rovio released a new piece of artwork depicting a lightsaber-wielding bird on the company's tumblr page that all-but confirms that an Angry Birds Star Wars collaboration is in the works.
New details about the Star Wars / Angry Birds crossover have surfaced by way of Fast Company. A new game, officially titled Angry Birds Star Wars, takes Rovio's iconic birds and recasts them as Star Wars characters. The Red Bird will be Luke Skywalker - but there's no word on which bird landed the coveted role of Han Solo.
Update 2: A listing on Amazon.de for Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga confirms more of the casting, including (as we speculated below) the Yellow Bird as Han Solo and the Big Brother Bird as Chewbacca. The Death Star also appears to be built in the shape of a Pig.
Angry Birds Star Wars is kicking into hyperdrive on November 8, Rovio today revealed. According to USA Today, the game is coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8 PCs. Along with the above video, Lucasfilm and Rovio released the below promotional image.
According to Lucasfilm licensing and consumer products marketing VP Paul Southern, the above characters aren't just "Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters," but they do have "personalities which are kind of similar" to their counterparts. We can already imagine the names: Luke Skysquawker, Chewpecker... actually, that's all we've got.
Angry Birds Star Wars: Rovio pushing itself to ‘new level’ for launch
Speaking with MCV, Rovio’s EVP of games Petri Järvilehto said, “We see this as something that’s much bigger than a game launch. We are working with Lucasfilm and Hasbro to bring a fantastic toy line-up to the market. Our retail business is growing extremely rapidly.”
Järvilehto added, “It is bigger than any launch we have ever done. We are totally pushing ourselves to a new level with this. It’s going to be an Angry Birds holiday.”
While Rovio has always opted for digital distribution over retail, Angry Birds: Star Wars is hitting retail at launch, something that Järvilehto feels will work well for the developer.
“One of the things that we continually battle with is that when you do electronic distribution it is only able to reach a certain segment,” he explained, “But PC retail gives us more reach to people that want to buy something for the kids, or something physical.”
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It's not a reboot, it's actually Episode VII. Disney has been quite respectful with the Marvel movies and has not interfered with production, so if the new Star Wars movies do suck, it probably won't be their fault.
A free update for Angry Birds Star Wars adds the iconic planet Hoth to the game. Pigs – even giant mechanical ones – aren't exactly suited for the slippery ice tundras of the frozen planet. If only the Empire were capable of such slapstick, maybe the Rebels wouldn't hate them so much!