Rovio teases new Angry Birds Star Wars game

Developer hints at prequel with imagery from The Phantom Menace; game will be revealed July 15.

Rovio Entertainment has teased a new Angry Birds Star Wars game that appears to be a prequel, based on an image the company tweeted along with the announcement today.

"Big new game announcement coming on Monday!" the tweet reads.

The image is based on the iconic Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace teaser poster that depicts an adolescent Anakin Skywalker accompanied by his Darth Vader shadow.

According to a post on the official Angry Birds Tumblr, the new project will have "biggest lineup of playable characters ever."

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

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46 comments
Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

For some reason I want to play duck hunter now.

snova9308
snova9308

yeah, suck the casual gamers dry!

josh7845
josh7845

Also, Darth Vader in the first SW crossover was a pig. Making him a bird in this game seems a bit iffy to me. 

josh7845
josh7845

Angry Birds was an innovative new way to kill time while you're on the crapper. How about another new IP Rovio. You've already made more than enough money to fund dozens of games. Or have you guys just run out of ideas? Or are you just lazy?

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

What do you get when you cross Angry Birds and Star Wars? A pile of poo 

SolidTy
SolidTy

Another day, another dollar.

Nova_Prime_85
Nova_Prime_85

MOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

milk that cow boys!!! where gonna get that milk outta this cow yet!

blackraven711
blackraven711

Is this really gaming news?!?!?Eddie get a grib please

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

 i got three Angry Birds games on my mobile for free, if we got games like these in the 90's for 1$/piece we would be really happy.

Even if we paid 8 bucks for a game we got shit, now you get all angry birds for that, take it or leave it.

Adavanter
Adavanter

Step one to turning my off towards your Star Wars game. Show anything prequel related.

Mission success!

Stay far far away from the prequels JJ. Please!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

The worst Star wars movie and angry birds together. The Phantom Menace sucked. So it kinda fits with Angry Birds.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Star Wars is so, so not the wonderful thing I grew up watching.

*sigh*

MJV1989
MJV1989

Iconic "The Phantom Menace" teaser poster? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Give me a fucking break, that film sucks... I mean sure, as a kid I liked it (finally a new Star Wars, whoopee!), but when I recently watched it again I realised how bad it really was. The originals are the best, the prequels suck and the new trilogy will most likely suck as well...

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

I was wondering why Angry Birds Star Wars became free :P

Also to people saying that it'll only entertain you for five minutes, I think you're highly underestimating the strength of this series. I'm not a huge fan or anything, but Angry Birds (all versions) are some of, if not the best, selling apps on the market. Hence why there's so much Angry Birds in pop culture.

GermanBomber
GermanBomber

Still haven't finished the first one. It's hard as fuck and god please...just stop making these games...I beg you. WHY ARE THESE BIRDS SO ANGRRRRYYY??? Can't they just...calm the fuck down?

playniko69
playniko69

Oh sweet, a new angry bird game to entertain me while I shit in my toilet for 5 minutes. 

Dear Rovio, your angry bird games are for people who take shits.....do you understand? Nobody gives a FUCK about your new angry bird games. All you're worth of is the 5 minute window of our lives taking shits.

danganronpas
danganronpas

Angry Birds is the same thing over and over, why its gotten as popular as it has is beyond me. Got boring to me after 5 minutes.


Even COD keeps me entertained longer, and that's pathetic.

raiden-94
raiden-94

"Stop Angry Birds! Stop COD! Stop Assassin's Creed! Stop Halo!"

Yet no one says a word when we get 5 Mario games that are the same every single year.

ramey2049
ramey2049

I clicked on this article just to read how people would react to this news, Turns out we're all on the same page, STOP.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

nott this flying nuggets again plz!!! ---_---

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

Angry Spamming Birds

Riddick123
Riddick123

I can't wait until the movie comes out!!!!  This makes the anticipation all the better.


Pittfan666
Pittfan666

It will be sure to entertain me for five minutes and find itself never to be used again. The only gaming apps that I find fun are the scrabble esque style games. Most of this tablet gaming has too many micro transactions or gimmicks that just abandon entertainment.

Blitzenaro
Blitzenaro

End this redundant Angry Birds crap; initiate creativity.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Oozyrat The only games that show up in pop culture are the ones that stupid people who aren't gamers end up playing.  Hence, Angry Birds.

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

@danganronpas Most people who play angry birds aren't gamers like you or me, to most people angry birds is the only game that they will play, and even then they will only play 5 minutes at a time, sadly those poor souls don't understand why gaming should be in there lives.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@raiden-94 I say it.  I haven't bought any of them.  New Super Luigi U?  What the fuck?

ramey2049
ramey2049

@raiden-94 Don't get me wrong, I hate when developers milk things out but how come nintendo never gets any shit for mario or zelda?

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

@raiden-94 that is because a lot of people who play mario are either children or people who have nostalgic feelings towards mario from their own childhood, and that is a lot of people, plus the series you are talking about is the New Super Mario Brothers series, those games are definetely rehashes of older games, but people overlook those kinds of things so they can get to the good mario games like super mario galaxy which actually did have new Ideas.

tl;dr: New super mario bros series sucks, 3D platforming mario game like Mario Galaxy are new and innovative

OldKye
OldKye

@TriggerManX97 @danganronpas Also Angry birds: star wars was more entertaining to me then COD: Modern warfare 3 lol.(even though I only lasted about 30 mins of play time on both.)

One was free the other cost me $60 hehe now that's what I call value.

Scandals123
Scandals123

@ramey2049 Because Nintendo don't knock out a new version of Mario or Zelda every year, plus those franchises have a much higher level of quality and care put into them than the cash cow franchises of EA, Microsoft and Ubisoft. Nintendo are more consumer friendly I believe