Rovio adds Angry Birds to the Star Wars Universe with new Star Wars-themed abilities for different birds.
Yes, you read right. Rovio is bringing their Angry Birds to the classic Star Wars movie franchise. Judging from the mini-trailer that Rovio just released, it looks exactly like you would expect. Rovio put Angry Birds characters in Star Wars costumes and settings, while basically keeping the same gameplay.
While it certainly look like Rovio simply slapped the birds in Star Wars costumes, Lucasfilms insists that the birds are characters in their own right, though they will share similar personalities. For example, the red birds have been transformed into Luke Skywalker as an X-Wing pilot in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. Their special ability? A lightsaber that will destroy obstacles in their way. The mini-trailer also shows the gameplay for Princess Leia whose special ability is some kind of tractor beam. These new abilities will definitely add another layer of fun to an already enjoyable gameplay. Other birds provide takes on Chewbacca, Han Solo and Obi Wan Kenobi. Of course what would Angry Birds be without their mortal enemies the pigs? In this incarnation the pigs take on the role of the stormtroopers and of course the main baddy Darth Vader.
The gravitational physics used in the Space game will come into play in this new entry. Recognized environments like well-known Tatooine and Hoth will serve as the backdrop to this intergalactic bird-pig showdowns. Even John Williams’ soundtrack music will be included to give the game a sense of authenticity. While there may be some Star Wars fans that aren’t too happy about this mashup, we’re guessing there will be more that are happy to see their favorite movie revitalized through one of the most popular games on any console.
The Angry Birds Stars Wars mashup game will release a full trailer November 5 followed by actual game release November 8. The game will be available for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows.
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