It’s official: Rovio is taking the Angry Birds to a galaxy far, far away in November.
The Finnish developer and LucasFilm announced today plans for Angry Birds Star Wars. The game comes out on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, PC, and Mac on November 8.
“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in a galaxy far, far away,” said Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio’s chief marketing officer. “As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”
This partnership encompasses more than just a new mobile game. Rovio also plans to bring Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise to retailers starting Oct. 28. Fans will be able to show their very specific love for Angry Birds Star Wars with apparel, costumes, plush toys, and more.
“Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun,” said Lucasfilm Ltd. vice president Colum Slevin. “People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination.”
I know what he means. I instinctively whack my brother in the nose when someone hands me a lightsaber.