It’s weathered the seasons, landed on browsers, flown to Rio, and been flung into space, and now Rovio’s hit series Angry Birds is travelling to a galaxy far, far away.
Announced this week, Angry Birds Star Wars will recreate the first three Star Wars movies – A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi – in a way that only Angry Birds can: with a slingshot, pigs, and loud chirpy birds.
Oh, and light-sabres. Lots of light-sabres.
“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done,” said Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka. “It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away.”
More than just a game, the Angry Birds Star Wars collaboration will also result in some toys, including action figures, costumes, plushies, and even a unique version of Jenga.
Combining two massive franchises such as this was probably something we should have seen coming: Star Wars is massive, and Angry Birds is one of the biggest and most played casual games to grace platforms.
We just have one question: if Luke learns that Darth Vader is his father, and Luke is a bird and Vader is a pig, who worked out the science on that one?
Outside of the obvious feats of genetic engineering that Rovio and Lucasfilm must be dodging, you’ll find all the answers when Angry Birds Star Wars launches on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Android smartphones and tablets on November 8.