It’s official! Angry Birds Star Wars Coming Soon!

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!

Tags: News, Star Wars
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

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Comments (151)

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By AngrybirdfanDB

I read on IGN that this may be a board game instead of mobile app game. I realllly hope that’s not the case.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

The article linked earlier stated there would be a branded Jenga game bit implied there would be an app. That’s probably where the confusion is coming from.

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By Gizmo (@gizmobird654)

This bird looks like the ice bird or the yellow bird

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By Jeremiekent13 (@jeremiekent13)

IGN said that that’s red bird…

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

no- luke is red bird. and luke has had both a green and blue lightsaber, and he wears a black robe

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

This IGN article states that Red will be Luke, but says nothing about the identity of the robed Bird in the promo pic (Bomb Bird)-
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/05/star-wars-angry-birds-crossover-teased

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

i know- i was saying why it couldnt be red in reply to Jeremiekent13

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By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

Looks like Terence for me

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

I would say aside from getting married to my beautiful wife and having three darling children, this could be the best thing that could ever happen to me!

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

@rdnzlrips82 — I love this post!!

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By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)

It’s the truth @dr-omega. The only thing that could top this would be Lucas’ decision to make a third trilogy based off of The Hand of Thrawn series of books. Well, that might be a lie. If Lucas decided to make a trilogy based off of The Mandalorian Armor series, that would trump everything previously stated, except the wife and kids, of course. :D
I started wondering about this merger happening when Rovio sent @birdleader to the big Course of the Force event this summer.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Not a too much of a Star Wars fan, but I appreciate your enthusiasm and love that you put your wife and kids first

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By Shadowmine (@shadowmine)

LOL! Love it :)

By Remmus

So, instead doing a “Angry Birds Movies” game, they will do an “Angry Birds XXXXX” (where XXXXX is the movie) and you have to pay again. Don’t misunderstood me, I like Angry Birds (Normal, Rio and Seasons, not so much Space nor Bad Piggies, which actually is a different game, I know that), so I hope at least it keeps the essence of the first games. Of course, if its an app game and not a board game. If it’s a board game well, I don’t get the point playing Angry Birds like Monopoly or Parchis, but that’s just me. I think it’s OK people like aboard game Angry Birds based =).

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By Abhijit (@abhijit)

ign is saying that the red bird will play the role of luke skywalker

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By Chris (@chriss)

I hate Star Wars. I am not looking forward to this game. I wonder why nobody else left a negative comment here before.

By a big angry birds fan

what are you talking about??? Star Wars is awesome!!! so this game will be awesome!!!

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By pigbob (@pigbob)

@chriss I’m not a Star Wars fan either and am not very exited about this game but ill probably get into it because Rovio are bound to execute it well

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I am thinking the same @pigbob. Not much of a Wars fan, but Rovio hasn’t done wrong yet and even that Jenga game looks cool, so I am at least excited for the Angry Birds part of it.

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By Travis (@travis-deever)

Coooooooooooowl I love rovio how fast they make new updates and games!

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By Paperpig (@pighater2009)

Terence as Chewy?

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By Sasho95 (@sasho95)

Yes!! I knew it. Rovio keeps to amazing me. Can’t wait to October 28th.

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By heathen (@heathen)

OK…NOW I am officially excited (NO WEB APP!!!!!!!!!)…they can do level groupings in so many ways (Death Star, Tatooine, Cantina, Hoth, Space itself, Moon of Endor, etc…). Actually, this will allow for a single app to combine the both the elements of “regular” Angry Birds and that of Angry Birds Space. Looking forward to this…

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

If Rovio does change the release date, I predict they will move it to a Thursday.

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By stink_boy11 (@1111dav10)
By Sopipas

I’ve always been keeping some images of rebels, and cowincaentally (how do you spell it) I made a fake angry birds Star Wars coming October 28 using images Abn put like (released on September 28) and (new game play details) and (angry birds Star Wars) if u match up the images of angry Luke and big brother bird and that pig ship, with three red birds going at it, it matches this game 100% accurately! Surprising, huh?

This busted my plans of using these on a home use game though. At least now I don’t have to go through trouble making it!!

Since this is like the images, it will probably be liked plan.

Now that can’t bust my Harry Potter plAns, it would be $$$ to publicly sell and get permission from JK. I’m making a level pack for each book.

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By TomPuss (@annie-leigh)

Hello Sopipas! To answer your question, the spelling is “coincidentally”.

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By Fillmore1234 (@fillmore1234)

That picture confirms that Chewbacca is Terence. And it looks like Han Solo is the yellow bird.

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By stink_boy11 (@1111dav10)

Don’t forget, the red bird is Luke

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

Is that Han? It looks like he has a jetpack. Looking forward to this I am!

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By Paperpig (@pighater2009)

Look at the side of the box,and you’ll see a bird with Leia hair. It’s red. Girl Bird? I think so. Its a Girl, alright.

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By Paperpig (@pighater2009)

Actually, I think Stella should be Leia. She hasn’t been in any game but Seasons.

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By jonie148 (@jonie148)

princess egg leia?

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By Jeremiekent13 (@jeremiekent13)

Princess leia is The Pink Bird

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By DeathHammer (@deathhammer)

Angry Birds Space – but more fiction than fact. Can’t wait!

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

it has ice bird’s facial features (as far as we can tell), but is rounded like bomb bird without the thing on his head. I dont think its yellow bird- the robe isnt cone-shaped. it also doesnt have the beaks like boomerang, pink, or egg birds have. ANtenna egg has no beak, and red is officially luke. so that leaves orange birds or blue bird (which, as far as I can tell, would be too small), red bird, and big brother bird, which i think is most likely because if luke is red bird, then obi wan (who has a blue lightsaber) would be big brother. it makes sense if you have watched star wars.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

big brother bird is Chewbacca

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

oh…well then i dont know…

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

after a closer look, I think it looks like it is ice bird. it has his facial features (when it is illuminated), and hoods arent always the shape of the head (or in this case, bird) underneath

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

There are a couple of facebook pages that come up when you search for Angry Birds Star Wars. Not clear if either created by Rovio.

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By AngrybirdfanDB

Thinking the new pink birds gotta be Princess Leia

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

So far, they seem to be sticking to the core 5 birds in most marketing ventures, so Leia is likely to be Matilda (White Bird).

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

and not 30 seconds after posting, I see the link from @coveleski showing Pink as Leia, so.. what do I know..

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By Coveleski (@coveleski)

http://idlehands1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/star-wars-angry-birds-revealed.html – lots of new merchandise!
Look, which bird is who!

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

awesome find

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Wow! Great find. Idle Hands is ON TOP of it!

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

This is great!! I love it!!!

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By Coveleski (@coveleski)

According to these products, birds will have several looks during the game. And i guess, that they will also play different characters, if Rovio and Lucas Arts decide to adaptate new trilogy as well.

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

Thanks to @coveleski ‘s link, heres what we know:

Red Bird – Luke Skywalker Bird and X-Wing Pilot (?)
Yellow Bird – Han Solo
Pink Bird – Princess Leia Bird
Big Brother Bird – Chewbacca Bird
Blue Bird – Hoth Rebel (?)
Egg – R2-D2 Egg
Pigs – Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers
Slingshot – Lightsaber Launcher

No indication yet if Orange Bird, White Bird and Boomerang Bird are included or if theres a new bird.

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Or bomb bird!

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

Oh yeah, i forgot Black Bird. Thanks!

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

One of the missing Birds must be C-3PO

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

Wait. I have just seen a picture with the boomerang Bird as C-3PO

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By AngryBirds549 (@angrybirds549)

You might be referring to the fan-on post

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)
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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

There should be at least 7 episodes and they should have bird and pig related name puns.

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Yessssss a brand new game. Fantastic News :-)

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Looks a lot like Bomb to me.
Note : Feathers could bend.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I would have sworn it was Bomb this whole time, based mostly on the eyebrows.

However, looking at the new product pics, Red has blonde eyebrows to be Luke and Red is the usual spokesbird, so it probably is Red.

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By swellD (@swelld)

Just Awesome!

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

Heads up! A new teaser video and official picture is out!!!! Heres the link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/10/05/angry-birds-meets-star-wars/1613941/

According to the video, the game will be out November 8!!!!

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@sal9 and all the admins and to ABN folks, who is attending at 10am in NY for this?

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

Green should be Jar-Jar Binks

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By Albert Einswine (@lolwutburger)

OBI BOMB KENOBI! that’s who bomb should be!

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