Angry Birds Gets Star Wars Treatment
Rovio to release game's latest incarnation Nov. 8
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2012 8:42 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Our avian friends are still fuming—and this time, the fate of the galaxy is at stake. A new edition of Rovio's Angry Birds is on its way, set in the world of Star Wars. Set for release Nov. 8 on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Mac, the game will feature birds as rebel forces and evil pigs as Empire baddies. "You will see a pig-esque Vader and pig-esque stormtroopers," says a company rep. Players will duke it out on Tattooine, Hoth, and other Star Wars settings. The game is even inspiring its own line of Angry Birds merchandise, hitting stores a week before the game's release, USA Today reports.

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Oct 8, 2012 3:12 PM CDT
One of the last conversations I had with my father before he died was about Angry Birds. He was venting to me about game design (since I'm a gamer) and explained that while he was recovering in the hospital from his earlier surgery, he'd got 3 stars on all but three of the levels. The three levels left were very different in mechanics and design than the rest of the game, and required more luck than practiced precision. He wa determined to play the game to perfect completion, but died before he could. He also really loved Star Wars. He must've bought the box set 6 times over. After the hospital moved him to comfort care, we played the series and all his favorite music on the TV whileo he was unconscious. He would have loved this. Wish he'd lived to see it.
Oct 8, 2012 1:40 PM CDT
I approve. May the force be with you.
Oct 8, 2012 10:47 AM CDT
Nothing amazes more than the phenom that is star wars. It is practically more famous for being bad than good ( at least screen wise, video games are still debatable ) It was groundbreaking / stock kind of all in one.... incredibly imaginative in many respects but boring in so many others. As much as I cherish so much of it i cringe at so much more. It is a pinnacle in wonderful movie making and an excercise in crappy movie making.... Yet it's popularity seems to just carry on and on and on. I wish I could have created something that was so immensly wonderful and popular, that I could spend 4 times as much time doing things to make it worse than I did to make it popular... but it still be crazy popular.