Angry Birds Star Wars launches November 8

Rovio and Lucasfilm partner for game to launch next month on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8; various merchandise also planned.

Angry Birds is flapping its wings to a galaxy far, far away next month. Rovio today announced a partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. for Angry Birds Star Wars, a new entry in the series hitting iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8, and Windows Phone on November 8.

The Force is strong with Angry Birds.

According to the game's announcement, Angry Birds Star Wars will tap into the science fiction franchise's characters and settings, including the desert world of Tatooine and the supermassive Death Star ship.

Concerning gameplay, Rovio executive Peter Vesterbacka said Angry Birds Space will feature "all-new cutting-edge gameplay," but did not mention specifics.

Not only will Angry Birds Star Wars invade smartphones, tablets, and computers, but various merchandise will hit retail beginning on October 28. These offerings will include Halloween costumes, apparel, action figures, and plush toys.

Additional information regarding Angry Birds Star Wars will be made available in the coming weeks through the game's new Tumblr account.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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73 comments
ChevLss
ChevLss

Ha,ha star geeks, can yah feel it, can yah? What happens when they scream more SW, please Mr. Lucas! The selling out is complete, and now comes the Micky crossover games from Disney interactive. Ha,ha,ha,ha, can't, stop, laughing, haahahaha

SpardisJX
SpardisJX

I know this is an obvious cash grab, but dammit its got Star Wars in the title!    Well played George Lucas, it seems you managed to dip into my wallet yet again.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Day 1 purchase for me. I'd better beat Double Dragon Neon and Sine Mora before this one comes out!

alenth
alenth

L o l.............

mario113
mario113

Take one overrated series and mix it with another and you get this........ Should I really be surprised?! after all it will pobably be the same game with the same mechanics just with a star wars paint job it is literaly the same with eery angr birds game.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

The A-Team The Angry Birds team is back again running from the law and trying to make a difference in this world still while doing it.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

World of Warcraft:  Mists of Angry Birds

 

 

Pandas vs Angry Birds .... oh the madness ... what will the Alliance and Horde do ?

frozenux
frozenux

STAR WARS 1313 that's all the real fun at,not some casual bull.

franzito
franzito

Never liked Star Wars or Angry Birds, so, imagine my enthusiasm!

theKSMM
theKSMM

On a related note, I was not totally surprised to see Angry Birds arrive on the consoles...

 

I *was* surprised to see it arrived as a boxed set available at retail for $40.  I mean, I know it's in HD and all, but a 4,000% markup over the smartphones?  C'mon...

bliciant
bliciant

Angry birds Warhammer 40k 

 

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

Hmm, the trolling is strong in this article.  Bet most of you haven't even tried the games for more than a couple of minutes.  The simplicity of the gameplay just draws me right in, and yet trying to knock down all the pigs while doing as much damage as possible while using as few birds as possible and trying to get that magic three stars is addictive as crack!

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

Angry birds and star wars? That is crap!.....since I'm hating this, am I cool now?

stziggy
stziggy

Who's going to buy this?  But then again, I keep wondering who is buying all this Angry Birds junk (i.e. shirts, bed sheets, and flash drives).  

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

This just screams cash grab. You think they could be a little more creative instead of relying on combining two brand names that have nothing to do with each other?

Tauu
Tauu

Will the Star Wars milkage end during our lifetimes?

ProjektInsanity
ProjektInsanity

Two companies that literally cannot help themselves from recycling the same IPs over and over and over.  But then, if consumers want to keep paying for the same product, I don't blame the companies.

moviequest14
moviequest14

There is absolutely no reason for this to exist.... at all.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Lucas and his companies have fallen really low. This is so sad.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Skywalker Ranch : "Milking does a body good"

wyan_
wyan_

Oh god why...

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

It will sell, since mobile gamers have too many dollars they don't know what to do with.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Oh no.....Star Wars just hit rock bottom!!!!

Raeldor
Raeldor

Casual gamers rejoice.  For me... I'll wait for Persona 4 Golden. :P

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

It's crap like this that makes me love Star Wars a little bit less.

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

We all knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time...

Hurvl
Hurvl

"the supermassive Death Star ship." That's no moon... um, I mean, that's no ship, it's a space station!

 

Except for Star Wars 1313, which is A New Hope among mediocre games, the last time I was excited about a new Star Wars game is so distant that it feels like it was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Warhawk613
Warhawk613

My cup of milk is over flowing.  Might as well get more.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Voted no.1 reason to spend an hour on the throne, ill pass.

nanosphere
nanosphere

Merchandising! Spaceballs the Angry Birds game, Spaceballs the breakfast cereal, Spaceballs the flamethrower!

de_graph
de_graph

Two overly used IP's combined into one to form the biggest attempt to cash in on exhausted titles. Prime example of what happens when money motivates creativity.

 

Think about the executive meeting that must have taken place, it probably went something like this:

 

Angry Birds Rep: "You know what the kids like? Star wars!"

StarWars Rep: "yes YES! I like where you're going... now, what if we are to make the birds... Star Wars Characters?!?!?!."

Angry Birds Rep: "OMG, that's gold. SOLID. GOLD."

[end of meeting]

ChevLss
ChevLss

 @bliciant trust the people at games workshop a little more than that. They are not George "Pimpin" Lucas and his btch Star Whores.Nobody's that bad, except Walt Dis.....oh, right

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @PSYCHOV3N0M That's just the sort of outside-the-box thinking that Rovio is looking for!  Do you want a job?  :-)

stziggy
stziggy

 @Tauu No.  The Peanuts are slowly dying out, and they started in the 1960s.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

 @mario-nin-freak If this game was anything more then a dollar or two I bet it would not sell anywhere near what they do.....

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

 @Killer6b9 Don't forget the words "Starwars" are attached to it. If it was $99 dollars it would get record numbers.

de_graph
de_graph

 @mlcarter815 oh yea, I'm sure it will. I could probably sell my carton of spoiled milk to Star Wars fanboys if I slapped a picture of Chewy on it and labeled it: "Chewy Curds"