By Dexter Keyton, EnStarz | Oct 08, 2012 03:09 PM EDT
Get ready for the latest Star Wars combination: "Angry Birds Star Wars."
Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the highly successful game "Angry Birds," teamed up with Lucasfilm to release the latest game destined to peak interest of gamers around the world.
Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio, talked about the pairing stating, "As a big 'Star Wars' fan myself, I'm really excited about this new universe."
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Details of the game have yet to be released, but first looks show the game taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with players taking on Angry Birds challenges on familiar Star Wars locales such as the deserts of Tatooine and the infamous Death Star. It looks like the "force" may change to the "porks" as players find a new way to battle the greedy egg stealing pigs.
"This is the best 'Angry Birds' game we've ever done," said Vesterbacka. "It's the best parts of 'Angry Birds' with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away. As a big 'Star Wars' fan myself, I'm really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one."
In early November, Toys R Us in New York's Time Square began celebrating the event by displaying the latest merchandise created for the game merger.
"Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun," said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd, as reported by MTV. "People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination."
The "Angry Birds" series of games have reached an estimated 1 billion downloads making it one of the highest-selling mobile games. The success has launched highly profitable merchandise and plans for a film and television have been in the talks.
"Angry Birds Star Wars" will release on November 8. The game is likely to have free and paid versions.
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