A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a bird chirped and forever shifted the balance of the force. Are you prepared for what could be the biggest thing since the invention of the light saber?
It’s Official! New Info Emerges from the Dark Side
That didn’t take long! Looks like Fast Company will get the exclusive sneak peek at the forthcoming “Angry Birds Star Wars” game, which will include a huge line up of licensed products. The most notable nugget is that Angry Birds Star Wars will “hit devices” on October 28th (though there is some debate on that). That’s right! It’s a native app, not a web app or update.
Fast Company can confirm, via Lucas Film, the production company behind the Star Wars franchise, that on Monday morning at the Toys R Us store in New York’s Times Square, LucasFilm will announce a toy line to accompany Angry Birds Star Wars. The game casts the furious fowl as icons from the movies. And yes, Red Bird will be Luke Skywalker.
A bit further down in the article they speak to a potential release date, which is much sooner than I would have thought.
…Southern says the game will hit devices on Oct. 28th, which conflicts with an earlier date we were told–Rovio says the date has yet to be determined and could be later.
Let’s give credit where credit is due, I think Bita.ca’s original Angry Birds Star Wars mashup played a huge roll in making this happen. Also, not to be discounted are the fans on this site, who continually pushed for this to happen. I personally would just would not let it die. **Pats self on back**
What we said before
Yesterday, we posted about a mysterious teaser image that Rovio put up on their Facebook fan page. We really had no idea what it was, but to me it did look a lot like a Jedi from Star Wars. But we’ve speculated about Angry Birds + Star Wars before, so that just couldn’t be it. Well, this time it looks like the force is strong and it just might be! Today, on Rovio’s Tumblr page they posted the animated GIF above. Per Tumblr, it looks like more details will be revealed this coming Monday:
Times Square, New York, October 8th, 10am EST.
HINT: Head to Toys R Us at 8am EST!
So now that we know it is Star Wars, what exactly could this mean? Here are what people have speculated thus far:
- It’s a brand new game! We really have no idea, but some of the Rovio team has taken to Twitter saying things like, “This is going to be… Epic” and the “Next big thing”. A new Angry Birds Star Wars game would definitely qualify as epic.
- This will be an updated and new episode in Angry Birds Space. With Red Planet still unfinished this seems unlikely, but anything is possible. If it is a game, it would likely use Space’s physics engine.
- This is related to Rovio’s new book app. While this is cool, it doesn’t seem quite big enough to be it.
This Jedi (yes, I am a certificated Jedi) definitely cannot wait. I cannot wait. Did I say I cannot wait? Oops, guess so. A big thanks to @sparty83 for tipping us off about the Tumblr page! May the flock be with you Sparty!