Rovio announced the launch of Angry Birds Star Wars, yet another game in the Angry Birds franchise, on November 8.
The Finnish game developer decided not to come forward suddenly with the news, and kept everything hush-hush until last week. Then, a tweet of Rovio teased the Angry Birds fans about a possible Star Wars mash-up. Eventually, they stepped forward and announced an official launch date for Angry Birds Star Wars, a game that I, personally, am anxious to play.
Not long ago, Rovio launched Bad Piggies. In this context, Angry Birds Star Wars might represent a step up for these famous antagonists, if they are presented as Sith Lords. As far as the birds go, it would be awesome to see in the game all of the characters from the above picture, namely Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, old Obi-Wan Kenobi, C3-PO and R2D2. The last two look particularly interesting stylized as angry birds (or the other way around, if you prefer).
Given the characters from the above picture, it is rather obvious that the game will follow the storyline of the old Star Wars. However, it is hard to conceive that Luke and Leia are the children of Anakin Skywalker, given that Darth Vader is a bad piggy in Angry Birds Star Wars. Hopefully, they will find a way to explain that.
Even though the Angry Birds games brought Rovio lots of millions of dollars, these are not main source of revenue for the Finnish company. Instead, Rovio relies on Angry Birds merchandise, from slippers and keychains to T-shirts and plush toys. Hence, the Star Wars-Angry Birds mash-up is a more than intelligent move, given the popularity of the sci-fi saga. More than that, Rovio even left room for a sequel to this game, featuring characters from the first three episodes of Star Wars.
The following clip does not give away much. We only see an angry bird dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi turning on a blue lightsaber and then turning it 180 degrees to reveal a laser slingshot.
I wonder if Rovio plans to include the Imperial March sung by Angry Birds on the soundtrack of the game, as that would be literally astounding. We’ll have to wait until November 8 to see what Rovio has in store for us.