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.