By Samit Sarkar on Dec 17, 2012 12.17.12
Angry Birds Star Wars is now playable on Facebook with additional functionality including competitive play, developer Rovio Entertainment announced today. The Facebook version of the hit mobile game features three exclusive new power-ups — Blaster Droid, Saber Sling and Thermal Detonator — as well as a new ability, Clone Bird. It also offers cooperative and competitive play between players and their friends through leaderboards and in-game gifts. Rovio will add five new levels to the Facebook game every week, and will hold weekly tournaments with in-game rewards as prizes. Angry Birds Star Wars launched in November on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Check out a trailer for the Facebook version above, and play the game yourself here.
By Emily Gera on Nov 29, 2012 11.29.12
A new update for Angry Birds Star Wars is now available, adding to the game 20 free levels set on the ice planet Hoth. The new environment follows the release of Death Star and Tatooine-based episodes. Hoth will also introduce the debut of Princess Leia in the series, or at least a bird that looks like her, anyway. Angry Birds Star Wars received an 8.5 out of 10 from Polygon, in a review that stated the game "is further proof that the creators at Rovio intend to expand their franchise beyond a novel physics toy, that they want to make Angry Birds a fleshed-out game." The title is available on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
By Chris Plante on Nov 09, 2012 11.09.12
This week, we played Angry Birds Star Wars, a mobile game that unites two of the most popular brands of the moment. Truly, Angry Birds and Star Wars have so much in common. Both have a cult following. Both are updated regularly. Both star falcons. They go together like money and rich people. But it's not just about the cash, is it? It has to be about giving the fans what they want, too. Finally, the world gets to see birds wielding lightsabers and pigs wearing Darth Vader masks. This is probably what George Lucas envisioned all along. Oh who are we kidding? Angry Birds Star Wars is great, more a parody of the original trilogy than anything. And honestly, it could have been so much worse.
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 05, 2012 11.05.12
Here's the full trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio's mash-up of two massive pop culture phenomena, following last week's teaser video. Tactics new to the Angry Birds franchise are on display in the trailer, including the ability to reflect enemy laser fire. Featured characters include Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker, and the video is set to a remix of John Williams' iconic Star Wars theme. Angry Birds Star Wars is set for release this Thursday, Nov. 8, on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
By Samit Sarkar on Oct 29, 2012 10.29.12
The first footage of Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio's mash-up of its ubiquitous mobile game and the massive sci-fi brand, provides a look at the Star Wars-themed birds angrily attacking the Empire's forces. Luke and Leia birds are seen hanging out to the music from the cantina. Next, Luke launches himself at Empire installations on Tatooine, taking them down with his lightsaber, while Leia fires laser blasters toward AT-ATs on Hoth. Angry Birds Star Wars launches worldwide on Nov. 8 on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. According to Rovio, a full gameplay trailer is coming next Monday, Nov. 5.
By Dave Tach on Oct 23, 2012 10.23.12
Angry Birds developer Rovio and McDonald's have teamed up to bring a unique Angry Birds campaign to the fast food chain in China, Creativity Online reports. In the restaurant, gamers will be able to play a special Angry Birds campaign, which includes free power-ups on their iOS devices, according to PSFK. Players can also vote on a McDonald's location that will tether a real slingshot to actual golden arches. According to Creativity Online, the marketing campaign was developed by TBWA/Shanghai and TBWA/Gamelab and launched with the commercial above. "We're delighted about this exciting new initiative in China," said Christine Xu, vice president of marketing for McDonald's China. "Both McDonald's and Rovio are brands that are very focused on their customers, wanting to constantly...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 19, 2012 10.19.12
Rovio has released another teaser trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars, and fans might find this one "too short." Like previous teasers, "Too Short" takes footage from the film and splices it with Angry Birds characters. There's still no video from the actual game, although fans can snoop around the Angry Birds tumblr for a look at other teasers and fanart. Angry Birds Star Wars releases on Nov. 8 for the iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac and PC.