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.

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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.
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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