Rovio teases new Angry Birds Star Wars game

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

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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.

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"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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