Rovio Entertainment Ltd is proud to announce that the fans of the massively popular Angry Birds Star Wars II game have scanned their TELEPODS figures into the game more than 30 million times! Released in September 2013, the game features the most extensive roster of playable characters of any Angry Birds title so far, including the first chance to play as the pigs by joining the Pork Side. At launch, Hasbro introduced the innovative TELEPODS platform, powered by Retoy, where players use smart devices to “teleport” their physical TELEPODS figures into game, and released more than 30 different TELEPODS figures including Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs.
To celebrate this momentous milestone, Rovio is releasing a brand-new chapter for Angry Birds Star Wars II called Rise of the Clones, which brings 44 levels featuring new gameplay elements like wind and water currents.
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In conjunction with the reveal of Rovio’s follow up to Angry Birds Star Wars, Hasbro has announced Angry Birds Star Wars TELEPODS – a form of interactive game play that allows gamers (and collectors) to upload characters of the toys they purchase right to the game. Visit Rovio.com for the story and check out the YouTube video for a demo of the gameplay. Angry Birds Star Wars II takes flight September 19.
Just when you thought the Star Wars Angry Birds craze was over, Rovio is teasing that they are going to announce a game (and obligatory tie-in merchandise) covering the Prequel Era on Monday. Insert collective groan here.
Angry Birds Star Wars is now available for download via the App Store for iOS devices ($.99 / $2.99 in HD) and Macs ($4.99) running 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later.
Our friends, and The Force United partners, JediNews have posted their onsite report of today’s Angry Birds Star Wars reveal today at the Times Square Toys”R”Us in New York. Head on over to check out what went down and thanks to Justin LaSalata for his report!
Hasbro Teams Up with Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm for New ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® Line
PAWTUCKET, R.I.— October 8, 2012 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has announced today it has entered into agreement with LucasFilm to manufacture and globally market a variety of products based on the newly launched STAR WARS edition of the wildly popular ANGRY BIRDS mobile game from Rovio Entertainment. The new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS line from Hasbro will launch in the beginning of November 2012.
Hasbro will introduce the line with several new toys based on the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS property including the AT-AT ATTACK BATTLE GAME. The line will also feature new products based on a variety of existing Hasbro properties including the popular JENGA brand and the recently re-launched KOOSH brand, to introduce new play experiences featuring iconic STAR WARS characters re-imagined as high-flying ANGRY BIRDS and villainous pigs.
“We’ve developed a selection of innovative toys and games featuring ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS that delivers new ways to play for fans of these two great franchises,” said John Frascotti, Chief Marketing Officer for Hasbro. “We’re proud of our heritage of delivering STAR WARS toys that have entertained generations of kids and we’re excited to offer fans of both STAR WARS and ANGRY BIRDS the opportunity to experience their favorite characters and icons in exhilarating new ways.”
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Those wacky Angry Birds, created by Rovio Entertainment, have already been cast into space. Now they are joining forces with the cast of a beloved space saga.
In Angry Birds Star Wars, a totally new edition of the game out Nov. 8 for iOS, Android and computers, the birds and pigs alike will take on the personalities of characters from the Star Wars saga. “They are not Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters,” says Paul Southern, vice president of licensing and consumer products marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. “They are characters in their own right.”
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