The next iteration of the Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds: Star Wars, has officially been given the release date of November 8th, 2012. This newest mobile game will infuse the environments and challenges – as well as all of the characters – of Angry Birds: Space with elements taken from the Star Wars film franchise.
The different birds will be modeled after famous characters from the films such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader. A representative for Lucasfilm assured that while the birds will resemble such prominent and iconic characters, they will exist in the game as, “characters in their own right.”
A substantial merchandise push will also take place, coinciding with the launch of the game early next month. Rovio encouraged their fans to check out their official Tumblr and webpage daily for updates on the game. The teaser trailer can be viewed below.