Angry Birds Star Wars II First Look at Gameplay, Characters & Telepods

Using our trusty green snout we’ve sleuthed up a great video from Engadget that gives you a hands on first look at Angry Birds Star Wars II gameplay, some of the characters, and the brand new Telepods technology. Telepods are basically action figures that you purchase that can also interact with the game, by swapping birds in and out. This video shows off a few of the new characters as well. For example:

  • The first example shows Jar Jar Binks, but unfortunately doesn’t reveal his ability.
  • He then teleports in Mace Windu whose ability is a boomerang lightsaber.
  • Next up is pod racing Anakin who zooms forward behind his pod racer then explodes on impact.
  • After switching to the Dark Side he zaps in The Emperor who uses chain-lighting to annihilate some poor Jawas.
  • Now Darth Maul flings into action and causes massive destruction with his wickedly cool dual lightsabers.

More Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars II news:

Tags: Coming Soon, Star Wars, Star Wars II, Teaser, Telepods
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

    Comments (66)

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16710 points
    By thee-michelle (@thee-michelle)

    I wish that I can play without using the power-up item!
    I can’t wait!

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    We will kill the Piggies without them :-)

    Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    @thee-michelle You won’t be required to use Power Ups or Telepods.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    The Trailer looks very awesome. Is a pity that it’s all about power-ups :-( but i think it will be a great App. Can’t wait until Sept 19th.

    Rank: Sling God with 28075 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Hey @cc-jolly, as I noted above you won’t be required to use them, so I think it will just fine. This video obviously focuses on Telepods because — well — it’s a marketing video. I’m looking beyond that though at the actual gameplay and characters.

    I’ve proposed that Rovio include a lightning bolt icon next the score when a PU or Telepod is used. This will allow to easily differentiate between scores obtain with and without them. We’ll see what they do.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Yes that’s true @birdleader. It seems to me as if Rovio just makes more publicity for TelePods. The game itself is in the background!

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Yes @birdleader

    That would be cool if we see different scores. But why Rovio didn’t change the other Apps/Games to different scores!? It is only done in AB SW ! We will see what Rovio plans in this case :-)

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @CC-Jolly Not sure what you mean. It’s done in Star Wars, Space and Seasons. In ABo, they are logged separately but not yet displayed separately.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    @Slim i only want to say that it is not showed up seperately in GC. I know it have nothing to do with Rovio!

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    GameCenter is not a priority. I’m referring to in-game distinctions.

    By Golldd

    In the level when he changes Jar Jar to Windu, the score is not distinguished(the usual lightning sign) so maybe the Telepods are not considered by Rovio as PUs??
    Also If the Telepods are really PUs then why does the PU counter decrease AFTER increasing(when he selects Windu and Anakin, the number shows from 15 to 16, then again to 15). As far as PUs are concerned, counter always decreases when selected(AFAIK).
    After Windu teleports in he has a purple icon with a reversed arrow. This might mean that the Telepods character can be swapped with Jar Jar again.(Maybe?? Not sure) Nonetheless can’t wait till Sept 19!!

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Please see BirdLeader’s comments above. Rovio is still making changes to some details about gameplay. Any specific details seen in videos are subject to change before public release.

    By Golldd

    Oh..Sorry for that. Just couldn’t resist the temptation of the app’s arrival. Feels like it would have been best if we could download it right now. Hope you understand the anxiety amongst such hype.

    Rank: Shooter with 765 points
    By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

    That means that is his power. At least I think that because Darth Maul’s is a double bladed lightsaber blue button.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)
    Rank: Shooter with 765 points
    By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

    Very Interesting. More Bird and Pig powers plus info. Yoda gets a bouncing attack, Jango Fett has a Missle attack, General Grievous has got the four lightsabers attack, Obi Wan’s got the force push (obiviosly) and Qui Gon Jinn gets the Green lightsaber drop and Jar Jar sprouts (that was my original theory.)

    By Morph416

    Quick question.. sorry if I missed it somewhere else..

    How will the Telepods work for smartphones? Or are those “pad” exclusives?

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    It is designed for Front Camera’s most smartphones have front camera’s i believe. Dont think Back Camera will work

    Rank: Pig Leader with 12150 points
    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    Could this mean they will work on PC? They have a front camera.

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    “PC” does not, by design, have a front camera.

    Rank: Champion with 3975 points
    By upsidown (@upsidown)

    A lot of laptops nowadays have front webcams built in. Mine does. And one could hook a bought webcam in to any PC. Might take some tinkering, but Rovio could potentially make this work for PC users and webcams.

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    They do, but it is by no means the norm. Also consider that nearly every smart phone has a rear-facing camera, but TELEPODs will not work on those.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    So do a lot of desktop PC’s. My Samsung has a front-facing camera, as well as the integral 23″ touchscreen monitor, so it seems as though it would be like playing on my iPad, only larger!

    But still, the release date is still more than a month away, as of this post, so it might work, or not.

    Stay tuned…

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    We explain in far more detail in our original post

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9340 points
    By Myselfiandme (@myselfiandme)

    I will be buying it. I won’t be using power ups.

    Rank: Champion with 3630 points
    By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

    Cannot wait to try this App! I didn’t see the Mighty Millenium Falcon counter in the video…unless it is the one I thought was the power up counter. Maybe this was before the Falcon’s time? Or not finalized yet?

    Rank: Fling King with 4570 points
    By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

    Did anyone notice that the jawas birds sounds like the pigs when popped?

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    Another Video with gameplay/telepods:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4gJ6SxFOFM

    Rank: Shooter with 765 points
    By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

    Interesting. Count Dooku has the Boomerang lightsaber just like Mace except it is a sith one and General Griveous has the four lightsabers attack!

    Rank: Explosive with 2260 points
    By waelman1999 (@waelman)

    Maybe it is free so that more people can buy telepods and stuff

    Rank: Sling God with 32050 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    @waelman See our original post for some preliminary pricing information.

    Rank: Sling God with 35435 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Wow, now that video with the telepods looks fun. What a whole new concept of game playing. Will definitely have to try at least one of these just for the fun of it.

    Rank: Sling God with 20740 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    I think Telepods will be more successful than Power Ups. Great new concept.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    I’m wondering if you are able to use all Telepods in all levels or just some selected characters.. And if we can use Birds to telepod on the dark side

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 7655 points
    By Chicadee (@chicadee)

    Oh no, for the first time I’m actually tempted to the AB dark side/power ups. (I see the Telepods as a type of power up.) Do you think the Telepods will be sold individually or in sets? The mind boggles as to how much we’ll be charged for them here downunder :(

    This means Rovio has finally given us gameplay with choices of birds/order they are flung. Many of us have queried this ability in the past and it seems Rovio agreed it is a great idea and came up with the technology to do it. I wonder if you will only be able to use one telepod per game or multiple times?

    Rank: Out of this World with 2550 points
    By Aman (@amandeep)

    Nice video!! Podracer Anakin looks very cool :)

    Did anyone notice that, there were no “Space” gameplay levels in previous trailer video by Rovio, and now also in this video by Engadget…There are no “Space levels”.[ i.e. Space levels means, Planets & Zero Gravity levels]

    Rank: Fling King with 4110 points
    By iBird (@ibird)

    Yep, there’s no space levels in the trailer.
    Hope, they will not include them in ABSW2. I love the classic levels, so much.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7365 points
    By Polytronic (@habink)

    Wow! The video was good, and so was the gameplay. Can’t wait!!

    Rank: Sling God with 30895 points
    By Kathy (@kathy)

    That’s Crazy!! Guess i need to buy some action figures lol!!

    Rank: Boss Hog with 12840 points
    By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)

    Not so. It’s look like classcics expansion of the product :). BL wrote “You won’t be required to use Power Ups or Telepods”.

    Rank: Shooter with 765 points
    By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

    I noticed that there is a button next to each character. I am thinking that this is the character’s power. For example, Mace Windu’s shows a lightsaber turning around. So I guess that Jar Jar’s Power is sprouting.

    Rank: Champion with 3345 points
    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    Yay, this will be the perfect birdday gift! Not really interested in the telepods, but I do like the choice between the Pork side and the Flight side. This will be very interesting. Ironic that with the pork side the BIRDS are weak. I’ll have to get used to that.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    @amslimfordy In this video they said its coming for android, itunes (ipod touch, kindle fire) . :)

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    and.. ”You can purchase or you can earn the credits to get the characters” like in ABSW & Friends on Facebook

    btw. nice new header on the site

    Rank: Champion with 3575 points
    By Omega X (@omega-x)

    Again I cannot afford the time to speak my thoughts, so yeah! For now, LOVE THE CONCEPT, but I’m having mixed feelings for the Telepods system and the design of the birds (Pigs are greatzz!)

    Omega X

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    As you can see here:
    http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/josm/album/picture/5547/
    after using a telepod he will be launched into the game via the bar at the top, with numbers on it, so this was said before:
    ”You can purchase or you can earn the credits to get the characters”
    Looks like you can choose in every level 4 different characters.. earned in the game, or used by telepods. So ‘choosing characters’ is like the power-ups in the original game ABSW.

    Rank: Champion with 3355 points
    By Miezko (@miezko)

    Here is the List of devices compatible with telepods( At the bottom)
    http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/en_US/angry-birds-telepods.cfm

    Rank: Fling King with 4110 points
    By iBird (@ibird)

    So, it will work on most iOS & Android devices with Front camera.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    The list is not finalized yet! reply from rovio

    Rank: Champion with 3355 points
    By Miezko (@miezko)

    Rovio stated on Twitter that something with Ian McDiarmid ( The Emperor ) is coming tommorow, but Look what I already found:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FDP5Hj63zg8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFDP5Hj63zg8

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)
    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    The first set of character reveal gameplay videos are already coming next Monday August 26th.

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    it will be available as an universal app on iOS, Android (Google Play and Amazon) and Windows Phone 8

    Rank: Boss Hog with 13635 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    NO pc and mac

    Rank: Champion with 3355 points
    By Miezko (@miezko)

    I found the solution of the third chapter!
    It is a bonus reward, maybe something like Boba Fett Missions?
    http://www.rovio.com/en/our-work/games/view/62/angry-birds-star-wars-ii

    (Read the text, then you will find what I mean)

    Rank: Champion with 3355 points
    By Miezko (@miezko)

    And @josm, where did you found that Gameplay Videos are coming on Monday?

    Rank: Hardened with 735 points
    By Claus (@sanje-despy)

    does the original ABSW characters make a comeback? you know this:Luke Skywalker,Princess Leia,The Blue Rebel Troopers,Chewie,Han Solo,Obi Wan Kenobi,R2-D2,C-3PO and Lando Calrissian.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *