Angry Birds Star Wars II has Skylanders-style toys

Prequel game launching September 19 with new roster of characters and Telepods figures from Hasbro.

Rovio Entertainment today announced Angry Birds Star Wars II and revealed the game will feature integration with Hasbro's Telepods technology, similar to that of the toys-to-life franchises Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

Over 30 collectable Telepods figures from Hasbro will be available. Players can place these figures on their phone or tablet camera to scan them into the game. Check out the video below for more on how this new feature will work.

Angry Birds Star Wars II, teased last week, will launch across app stores worldwide September 19. It will be based on the Star Wars prequel films and introduces a roster of never-before-scene Angry Birds Star Wars characters.

"At this point we will not comment on rumors or speculation that Jar Jar Binks will be in the game," Rovio said in a statement.

Also for the first time, players will be able to choose their side in Angry Birds Star Wars II. Gamers can "join the Pork Side" or enlist with the emperor, Rovio said.

In addition to the Telepods toys from Hasbro, new Angry Birds Star Wars II plush, books, and apparel will launch alongside the game on September 19.

The original Angry Birds Star Wars (2012) is based on the original Star Wars trilogy, casting the Birds as the Rebels and the Piggies as the Empire.

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45 comments
D1N02982
D1N02982

There should be a GameSpot kids or something like that for this kind of stuff. 

svaubel
svaubel

The milk is strong with this one.

yoshiouneo
yoshiouneo

First, Grown Ups 2 beats Pacific Rim, Now this!?

deliman
deliman

Another slow news day at Gamespot...

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

If priced like the last, the kid in me will buy this game before I have a chance to stop myself. Not a huge fan of the (original) games, but they do pass the time. Quite honestly, they could just re-skin the levels from first AB's game and I'd never know the difference.

Now just waiting to see the commercial on Disney XD

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

And I'm the one who thought the Star Wars name couldn't get more humiliated after Kinect Star Wars. Well, live and learn.

ZRavN
ZRavN

The fact that there are grown adults that spend money on this crap is what makes me weep for humanities future. 

So great they ripped of that other ios game when they made angry birds and now they are trying to clone skylanders. 

TerminalError
TerminalError

Ah f*** off angry birds and just die already. The craze is over.

telaros
telaros

Hasbro's involved? I smell a new TV series coming =/

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

< --------------------------- how to change this pic ?

Krauklis
Krauklis

As much I don't like Angry birds, you can't deny these guys are great at business, I wonder if they have overtaken Nokia as Finland's best product.  

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Damn, these birds are making so much money... It's  not about the game anymore, it's about the birds themselves. Considering the Star Wars license, It's just a matter of time for them to inaugurate an Angry Birds Theme Park in Disneyland.

Riddick123
Riddick123

So when is the Angry Birds movie coming out?  I am sure the franchise won't be completely burned out by then.

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Of course the third angry birds star wars will be based on the new trilogy or they will base it off of Star Wars The Clone Wars.

Donrock12
Donrock12

Okay...I think angry birds star wars is awesome, but this..."telepods", just gtfo!

what a waste...

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

One cash cow blending together with another. Brilliant.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Toys.  Toys is how "free" apps/gaming will make their money.

If only Zynga had gotten the memo two years ago.  Oh wait, that would imply they have something toy-worthy.  They don't.

Lerry757
Lerry757

Yay, more Disc-Locked-Content!

sasami_adachi
sasami_adachi

I wish the quality of these figurines would be high enough to be considered collectibles. The quality of toys in North America has deteriorated so much over the years. There is plastic and then there is cheap plastic. -_-

pokatalk
pokatalk

That trailer had more cheese than a block of stilton.

KPKeeley
KPKeeley

I like this technology. Would've loved it as a kid. I'm hoping it continues to evolve; I can think of some games/franchises that need an iteration of it.

Mantan911
Mantan911

@GAMERALL Let's just wait for battlefront and ignore anything else star wars related

FinnishTeenager
FinnishTeenager

@Krauklis They did it a looooooooooooooooooooong time ago. Nokia is still barely standing, but their situation is bad. For example, they sold their HQ a couple of years ago.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@sonyfreak456 Popular with the kiddies.

Heck, if Skylanders existed 20 years ago, I would have gone nuts over it like every other 9 year old.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@KPKeeley Watch Microsoft buy Rovio, and then the Kinect sensor can scan in a kid's toy.

Yikes... that's a little frightening, actually.

Riddick123
Riddick123

@Gegglington LOL, do they have a ride where people are catapulted into foam structures at 80 kph?  That would be some.ride

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

@Gegglington Oh, really? Wow, that was quick XD

By the way, I love the Shameless TV show. Is it over yet?

Lhomity
Lhomity

@PixelAddict @KPKeeley Admit it. If you were a 7 year old reading your comment right now, you would probably die of excitement for something like that.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@Lhomity Oh it's so true!  My 7-year-old self would lose his mind at the prospect of it.

And my parents would no doubt be shaking their heads.