Angry Birds Star Wars revealed, coming in November
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 7:30AM PDT
That was fast. An Angry Birds crossover with the Star Wars film franchise was just teased on Friday, and today Rovio has spilled details on the project. The game will hit iOS, Android, and PCs on November 8, as each bird occupies a familiar role from the classic trilogy.
Red Bird will be playing the role of Luke Skywalker as an X-Wing pilot, for example. Lucasfilm vice president of licensing Paul Southern told USA Today the two characters have "kind of similar" personalities, which should come as a surprise to those of us who didn't realize Red Bird had a personality. Other birds will fulfill the roles of Chewie, Leia, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan, and the game will feature piggy versions of Darth Vader and Stormtroopers.
The game will also feature familiar Star Wars locales, like Tatooine and Hoth. It will make use of the gravitational physics from Angry Birds Space too. As long as we're mixing elements of the various spin-offs, is it too much to hope for constructing a Death Star a la Bad Piggies building system?