The Force is strong with this one! Finnish video game developer and publisher Rovio will announce this Monday that they will have a partnership with LucasFilms to bring a Star Wars edition of their extremely popular game, Angry Birds, to the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android mobile devices. Angry Birds: Star Wars Edition will feature the same lovable, colorful angry birds but presented with a Jedi twist.
A mysterious image of an angry bird wearing a Jedi’s hooded cloak and holding a blue lightsaber popped up on the Internet on Friday. This image teased the red angry bird in the lead role of Luke Skywalker (or Anakin Skywalker). At this point, there is no word if other iconic Star Wars characters such as Han Solo, Princess Leia, or Lando Calrissian will be featured in the puzzle game. But if the angry birds will take the role of the Rebel Alliance then it’s most likely that the green bad piggies will take the role of the Galactic Empire. So look out for evil green piggies as Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and Emperor Palpatine.
Since Rovio released Angry Birds to the iTunes App Store in 2009, there have been other crossovers and movie tie-ins with the Finnish video game developer. In 2011, Rovio released an Angry Bird edition tie-in with the animated motion picture Rio as a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, which also distributes the Star Wars series. Earlier this year, Rovio released Angry Birds in Space to introduce an outer space element to the popular mobile game.
Angry Birds: Star Wars Edition will not be the only Angry Bird/Star Wars crossover. The partnership will also release an edition of the stacking board game Jenga, which will feature Rebel Alliance Angry Birds and a giant Evil Green Piggy shaped like the Death Star. Check out the board game below:
Look for the official announcement from Rovio this Monday, October 8, 2012.