Angry Birds Star Wars Jumps to Lightspeed on November 8th

Buckle-up! Angry Birds Star Wars is set for an epic launch Thursday, November 8th. We are live at the launch event at the Toys ‘R’ Us in Times Square and will bring you details as they’re revealed! We have a short teaser video above and a bunch of details below. First, some general info:

  • If there were any doubts, the official name is, “Angry Birds Star Wars”.
  • Launching on iOS, Android, and likely PC/Mac (platform list an educated guess at this time).

Cast of Characters

Based on the image below it looks like all the original Star Wars characters you know and love — sans Jar Jar Binks (dang!) — have been transformed into Angry Birds. Here is a breakdown of the Star Wars characters and their Angry Birds counterparts that we know thus far.

  • Red (the Red Bird) is once again our protagonist taking on the part of the young Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
  • Chuck (the Yellow Bird) will transformed into handsome Han Solo.
  • Terence (Big Brother) will be filling the role of Han’s trusted side kick Chewy.
  • Stella (the Pink Bird) is our damsel in distress, the lovely Princess Leia.
  • Matilda (the White Bird) is 24 karat awesome, playing C-3PO.
  • An Egg appears to be playing the part of our beep-boop colleague, R2-D2. This may be wrong though, as I would expect to see more of the birds used first.
  • Bomb (the Black Bird) is Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • The Millennium Falcon has a slingshot on its roof

What about the pigs, say you? Is it any surprise that they’ve trotted to the Dark Side!

  • I’m willing to gamble that Darth Vader is the King Pig, or at least a Mustache Pig — and maybe the King Pig is the Emperor.
  • Tie Oink Fighters are pigs!

Gameplay

We don’t have a ton of gameplay info to report just yet, but I for one am really looking forward to seeing it. We know some of the physics will be pulled from Angry Birds Space, but that’s only a small part of what I’m curious about. I’m really eager to see how deep into the Star Wars universe this will take us. What planets will we visit? Will the game follow a linear story line? Heck, I am just as curious about how the music and sound effects will be interwoven. All of it, I want, yes. Here is what we do know, though this is from the beta version, so it is subject to change:

  • Right now the menus and interface are the same as Angry Birds Space
  • Looks to be two “planets” to start: Tataouine, Luke’s home planet and an ominous pig-faced Death Star. Trench run to be determined!
  • Space Eagle is available, but could receive an overhaul
  • Imperial pigs! Dun dun da dun dun da dun!
  • Star Wars screen transitions

Angry Birds Level First Look

Below is our first look at an actual level form Angry Birds Star Wars! There’s a few things that we can clearly see, though we are going to be very careful here and state everything is subject to change. Foremost, the planet is Tatooine. We see Luke, the Red Bird, ready to blast some porky storm troopers. For those familiar with the film, we see what looks like Luke’s house on the extreme right background, and the main piggy structure is a moisture vaporator.

Now, for the conjectures. The button that usually spawns the Mighty Eagle has been replaced by the “Alliance Starbird” — the insignia of the Rebel Alliance. What this may mean is that the Mighty Eagle will be replaced by Mighty Millennium Falcon (Eagle?), but this is not clear yet. Perhaps to the chagrin of some, it appears that this will be a consumable in-app purchase, similar to the Space Eagle in AB:Space.

Live Coverage from the Launch Event

Our very own @Sal9 is at the launch event in Times Square (so jealous!). Thanks to his efforts we’ve been able to share a lot of this info in real-time and a bunch of pictures from the event itself. As a show of gratitude, be sure to follow him on Twitter.

October 8th, 10:39 AM Eastern

Space physics
Planet episodes: Tatouine, etc. …
Birds have powers: Red is equipped with lightsaber that can be triggered for increased destruction

October 8th, 10:18 AM Eastern

Inside, Another line #angrybirdsstarwars (pic)

October 8th, 9:51 AM Eastern

Mighty Eagle [Peter Vesterbacka] is showing AB Star Wars woot! (pic)

October 8th, 8:23 AM Eastern

Chewbaca looks awesome! #angrybirdsstarwars (pic)

October 8th, 8:00 AM Eastern

Almost there! #angrybirdsstarwars (pic)

October 8th, 7:34 AM Eastern

@AngryBirds #angrybirdsstarwars Here I come! (pic)

More Angry Birds Star Wars Coverage

Pictures from the Launch Event


Official Imagery

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Avatar of DoritoRank: Champion with 3420 points
By Dorito (@dorito)

Wait…whoever Darth Vader is, he’s Luke’s father. So who could it be?

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i thinks it’s king pig, but good point!

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By Dorito (@dorito)

I think that King Pig should be Emperor Palpatine, and another bird should be Darth Vader. Just my opinion though.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Hey!!! Spoiler alert!

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By Dorito (@dorito)

I knew right after I wrote that comment that someone was gonna say that! (sheepish expression)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It’s OK. Unlikely anyone DOESN’T know that one. It’s not like “Rosebud” in Citizen Kane.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

also, Vader turned good at the end of the 6th movie, is a pig gonna go good? or a bird turn bad then back to good?

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By Nigel33 (@nigel33)

Probably the bird going bad,then good.Why?I’ll tell you through PM,since I don’t want to spoil anything.

By Jeff

I would be really upset if it didn’t come out on PC amazing alex still hasn’t come out for pc and i don’t have a smart phone

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Hopefully AA will be for PC before next year.

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

It’s no moon,it’s a space station… °___° https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtIwk71kII&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

woo hoo!! keeps looking better and better

By GEhunter

If the piggies have a death star, then will the birds get spaceships? (X-wings, Y-wings)

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By Dorito (@dorito)

There’s the Millennium Falcon, as shown in the splash screen.

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By DrummerBird (@rockerbird123)

This looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to play it!

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

I could see that there would be many more characters in this game, like: Jabba,Jawas,Ewoks,Bobba Fett and more…

Anyway, if the planet mechanic from space, and the flat world mechanic from the other games, and boss battles are here, this will be one heck of an angry birds game.

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By Dorito (@dorito)
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By Dorito (@dorito)

That…was…fast.

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@dorito yeah i know. I had fb hompage open and this page too…

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

It dawned on me tonight. I can’t recall seeing Al (Boomerang bird) in any of the promo images. We also haven’t seen Lando yet. Coincidence?

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By Dorito (@dorito)

True; we haven’t seen a lot of characters and we are missing some birds. I’m pretty sure it will all be revealed soon enough.

By Theawsomeman

Maby darth vader will be a new bird that turned to the pork side then u have to convince him or something?

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By StarWarsFanatic (@angrybirdsriofan)

Man, I like the prequels a lot why can’t they make Red Anakin Skywalker and Stella Padme Amidala

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

75% of Star Wars fans like the originals better than the prequels, so I guess it made sense to make ABSW the originals.

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By Jeremiekent13 (@jeremiekent13)
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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

There’s an interesting image in this article – one I haven’t seen before in others of Obi-wan vs. Vader in a light saber duel:
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/rovio-it-is-going-to-be-an-angry-birds-holiday/0104456

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Another Thursday,its another day for updates and good stuff!

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)
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By Nigel33 (@nigel33)

to celebrate,I checked out Star Wars:Young Jedi Knights at my local libraray.Best book ever.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

another teaser http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sOBFUksIU1k red bird stuck in the pig trooper helmet

By burungmarah

Wonder what comes next after Angry Birds Star Wars – Angry Birds Harry Potter? Angry Birds DC/Marvel Superheroes? Angry Birds Dragon Ball Z?

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Too many mashups can be a bad thing.

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

As always gameplay looks amazing, however im not to keen about the consumable millennium falcon, I would rather have a one-time purchase like mighty eagle!

Avatar of BBinMiamiRank: Master Slinger with 5010 points
By BBinMiami (@bbinmiami)

Darth Vader (Pig): Luke, I am your father.
Luke (Red): ??? We’re not even the same species!!!

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By birdyboo93 (@birdyboo93)

where is the blue bird? Is he not going to be in this game? On the bright side, the birds look absolutely adorable!!!! I wonder if rovio will make an angry birds star trek game? I’m a fan of star trek but am still very excited about ABStarWars and will definitely buy it the day it comes out!

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By gouk 105

Wher are the blue,green,and orange birds at. Also maybe thanks to jeremiekent13 the blue birds might be rebel flyers and ther might be a yoda bird.

By ABSWFan

I saw in the comic that the blue bird will be an X-slingshot (X-wing) pilot.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)
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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

if you look closely into pork vader’s right eye, you can sorta make out an eye, but it doesn’t look bird OR pig

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