Lucasfilm And Rovio Release Angry Birds Star Wars Board Games
The first phase of the Star Wars and Angry Birds partnership has been completed with the release of the highly addicting Angry Birds Star Wars mobile game. Lucasfilm and Finnish mobile game publisher Rovio aren’t finished trying to dominate the holiday season for children and Star Wars fans, however. Angry Birds Star Wars has crossed over into the non-digital world with the release of Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga and Angry Birds Star Wars: AT-AT Attack Battle Game.
Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga takes traditional Jenga pieces and arranges them in a plastic Evil Pig Death Star. The game comes with five Evil Pig pieces, four Stormtroopers, and one Darth Vader, and three Angry Birds, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca — which is an exclusive piece to Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga – and an X-Wing slingshot launcher. The gameplay is exactly like the mobile game only in a physical form.
“Angry Birds Star Wars: AT-AT Attack Battle Game” is the second Angry Birds board game in the Star Wars universe. It comes with an exclusive Luke Skywalker in Echo Base Gear, Han Solo, and Rebel Troopers, Darth Vader, AT-AT Commander, Snowtroopers, and Stormtroopers. It also comes with an R2-D2 egg and blue lightsaber slingshot launcher. Now you can re-create the opening battle sequence from The Empire Strikes Back with Angry Birds.
Lucasfilm and Rovio also plan to introduce plush toys, T-shirts, and action figures to the Angry Birds Star Wars toy line. If it feels like the market is getting saturated with Angry Birds and Star Wars toys, then you’re right! But it doesn’t look like Lucasfilm or Rovio are planning to get off the Angry Birds Star Wars gravy train anytime soon.