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

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

    Comments (199)

    By abrajamha

    I think its pink bird as Princess Leah (I think is not correctly spelled) White bird as C3PO, and Black bird as Obi Wan Quenobi

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    By OneBadPiggie (@onebadpiggie)

    @abrajamha I don’t want to sound mean, but it’s actually spelled like Princess Leia and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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    By silver-river (@edl1111)

    In the picture, you could see that the TIE fighters are pigs. I think the pigs will be ships and tanks and you have to shoot the birds to destroy them.

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    By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

    Super cool, legends come together. While I looking forward November 8, I still hope that RP and S&T would be updated in the meanwhile.

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    By AngryBirdsLover119 (@angrybirdslover119)

    one month left?Why not in October 18.It’s too far….can’t wait still….longer!

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    By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

    I agree, 1 month is too far!!!!

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    By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

    But it will be worth the wait, according to the pictures and videos

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    By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

    First 2 weeks of Nov. is the prime time to release video games. Most platform big releases are these weeks. This is similar to how big movies come out in June/July.

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    By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

    Looks awesome!!!

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Yeeeeah the video looks very interesting and amazing. Can’t wait for it!! Will this New App/Game have Space Caracters?

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    By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)

    According to the images, no

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    … so i hope i get my new iPhone5 before the update is available for iOS :-)

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    By Chicadee (@chicadee)

    The video’s Twenty-one seconds! OK, I’ll be Oliver Twist. Can we have some more please? That’s not a tease, it’s bordering on cruel lol. Oh! Yes! I’m very much looking forward to this also. I haven’t played Space yet and was going to finish Seasons, then do Rio before Space but forget that, I’ll dropping all of them and going straight to Angry Birds Star Wars.

    Which one’s supposed to be Jar Jar Binks? None I hope, he was one “good guy” we all hated. He drove everyone nuts.

    I recognised (from left going counter clockwise):
    R2-D2 (my favourite), I think must be Blue Bird (I haven’t played Space so guessing)
    Chewbacca (aka Chewy), is Terence
    Han Solo, is Yellow Bird
    Luke Skywalker, is Red Bird
    Princes Leia Organa, is Pink Bird
    C-3PO, is White Bird and that’s an egg next to him/her. There’s a sex change there as C-3PO although being a robot, has a male voice and White Bird is female!
    Obi-Wan Kenobi is Bomb Bird. The beard and hoodie confirm this.
    Darth Vader is most likely one of the big Pigs.

    If there will be a King Pig he’d be Emperor Palpatine and he’ll wear a hoodie but you won’t see much of his face.

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    By laurafj (@laurafj)

    I think Boomerang Bird would be a great Jar Jar.

    I bet between now and November 8th we get at least a Seasons update and perhaps S & T, perhaps this Thursday.

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    By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

    Haha! Boomerang Bird WOULD be a great Jar Jar! It’s the bird so many people dislike & the SW character we love to hate.

    I agree, I’ll be surprised if there isn’t a Seasons update first . They’ve done Halloween 2 years in a row, though…maybe they’ll skip it. I’ve always wanted to see a Thanksgiving chapter. Mighty Turkey? Lol. He flightlessly struts onto the screen & stomps on stuff?

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    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    R2-D2 (my favourite), I think must be Blue Bird (I haven’t played Space so guessing)

    A closer look at that picture you saw, it’s actually a Death Star with a pig on a Starship.

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    By Anu JeanJean (@anu-jeanjean)

    The egg next to C-3PO looks a lot like R2-D2. But Question: Do you think the Mighty Eagle could be Yoda version?

    By Takacs David

    they are similar in personality, but their size are not

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    By Chicadee (@chicadee)

    Thanks @nanami. You’re right, what I thought could have been Blue Bird is not R2-D2 at all – stupid me. It’s the Millennium Falcon and the Tie Fighters in the background have pig faces lol. And yes that is the Death Star behind on the far top left. I zoomed the picture bigger this time.

    Not having played Space yet, I don’t know if some of the birds look like star ships or not.

    I still think C-3PO is White Bird and now think the egg is supposed to be R2-D2.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I have updated the top post to include more “transformations”.

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    By Chicadee (@chicadee)

    Thanks Slim. Now looking forward to hearing from @sal9 :)

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    JUST updated the top post with early exclusive info!

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    By Chicadee (@chicadee)

    Woot for Red. I’ve always thought he missed out – i.e. no special moves/splits etc. Lots of planets in Star Wars so lets hope lots of levels. I’ll have to find out the rest tomorrow – it’s 1.27am Downunder and I must get some sleep.

    Thanks for the update :)

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    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    This is the LAST time, I’m saying this, White is a guy! What would be the purpose of the White Bird in Hogs and Kisses if White is already female?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Drop this. The White Bird’s name is Matilda. It dressed as a geisha and as Kate Middleton. It’s female.

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    White bird was already female, in hogs and kisses he was just dressed up.

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    So for you a female without lipgloss and other makeup is automatically male???

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    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    That seems very sarcastic. What I’m saying is that a Female version of Red Bird was created for Hogs and Kisses, shouldn’t that also be the case with White Bird?

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    The anticipation of a new release for AB is exciting. It is like getting a present for one’s birthday and hoping it is what you wanted or imagined.

    It would be great if Rivio would parallel the movies with 6 episodes (I think that is correct) which would be five updates to the initial release.

    The video appears to have the drama/background/music similar to that of Space Danger Zone. That would be cool again.

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    By ncisgrabert (@ncisgrabert)

    @wrw01 – You’re absolutely right that a whole new AB is like getting a present for ones birthday. It will be exactly that for me. My birthday is Nov 10. I’ll be getting my present 2 days early. This is so exciting.

    Thanks Rovio! You r always surprising us Angry Bird Addicts and you never cease to amaze us!

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Finally! Can’t just wait for more news :D

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Angry Birds Star Wars will be out November 8th for iOS, Android, PC and Mac! According to Rovio Fans on Twitter.

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)
    By Takacs David

    i can see that moustache pig is a stormtrooper ( evil clone )
    I wonder which SW episode are we going to play with…

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    looks fantastic! my favorite movie + my favorite game, could it get any better? yippee!!

    By AngrybirdfanDB

    Amen to that

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    By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

    @sal9 You should meet the Mighty Eagle himself :)

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    @sal9 — Yes the Mighty Eagle himself is in NY for the ABSW event! So hope you get to meet him.
    BTW — Somewhere is stuff that’s been released is the implication that there will be an equivalent to the ME for ABSW. Don’t remember where right now.

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Yes I have, and he was kind enough to show me the game on his iPad :P

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Wow! Are you allowed to share what you saw?

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    I can only tell you that it looks really awesome (tatouine graphics), level transitions similar to the movies (from a scene to another) and he demonstrated on level 1-1 how to use “luke’s” superpower … the light saber.
    When triggered, the saber does a 360 rotation ( as if the bird was waving it) to destroy everything on it’s path.

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    By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

    Awesomariffic! \(^.^)/

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    By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

    When I saw the news earlier today without seeing the group pic, I was thinking Stella (Pink) would be Leia, the Blues would be the Ewoks, Bubbles (Orange) would be Yoda, King Pig as Darth Vader, and Mustache Pig as Darth Maul. Even Helmet Pig could be dressed as a Storm Trooper. After all, it was mentioned in the news item above that Chuck (Yellow) would be Han Solo and Terence would be Chewbacca.

    Now that I saw the group pic, I said to myself that I was correct in knowing Leia would be played by Stella. But seeing Bomb as OB1 and Matilda (White) as Artoo with an egg-shaped C3PO, I’m already thinking of how the remaining birds would fit in. Again, I’m sticking to my guns: Blues as the Ewoks, Bubbles as Yoda (although Bubbles may not be as bright). That leaves Al (Boomerang). With the annoying Jar Jar Binks being out, which character would our green long-beaked friend portray is anyone’s guess, if Al will be included at all. Furthermore, I’m not much of a Star Wars nut, so I don’t know any more characters from the franchise aside from those I’ve mentioned.

    By Takacs David

    lol sling-saber

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    By habspuck - YouTuber (@habspuck)

    This is going to be AMAZING!!!

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    By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

    I wonder if the Blues will be included? Perhaps having something to do with Yoda.

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    By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

    What if Orange was Yoda and instead of inflating he used “the force”. It would do the exact same damage as if he had inflated & pushed everything over.

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    By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

    Wait, what? Whole new game? Oh my!

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    By Paperpig (@pighater2009)
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    By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

    YOU PIG!

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    By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

    What’s with the “choose your side” images? Is it going to be like X-box, PlayStation, etc games where you first choose if you’re evil or good?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    It’s just a poll. You’re allowed to change sides as well.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Are you sure it’s just a poll? Why not make a game where you can play either as a bird or a pig?

    By Takacs David

    im thinking about the theme song, since both SW and AB have own themes. so it will be more bird-ish or war-ish?

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    By PJng (@pjng)

    Typo? It write ‘Anroid’.

    Rovio always suaprise.

    What countdown on site? Not count for release date.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    We’ll fix that typo.
    Not sure what your question is. The countdown appears in the top-left corner of the Tumblr site.

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    By PJng (@pjng)

    Yes, i asking left top 04:02:11:33:03 this countdown.

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    By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

    Also “Bomb” should be “Bob”, as that is the black bird’s name.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    No it’s not. That was a typo in the comic. Rovio confirmed.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    If you go to the Tumblr site and click choose the rebel side, you see the Yoda bird, which appears to be new, and looks like the one in the original mash-up. Hope the mash-up creators are rolling in dough right now.
    Also, there is a more complete image of the background that allows you to see the complete Death Star and r2d2.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I see Obi Wan when I select the Rebel.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Interesting.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Character you see changes depending on when you choose sides. Try resigning and rejoining. I would get a pic of Yoda, but don’t remember how on Mac. You erased link to tmble above. Real life screaming.

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    By kinkykiwi (@kinkykiwi)

    command-shift-3 or command -shift-4 = screen shot and cross hairs for section of screen shot on a mac :-) ( shift = key with arrow pointing up ? Not too sure what’s it called )

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    By pigbob (@pigbob)

    @mvnla2 I also see a yoda bird

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    By pigbob (@pigbob)

    A green wrinkled bird with massive ears and white fluff by the ears where they meet the bird, sleepy eyes , supporting a yellow parrot shaped beak it has a wrinkled elongated forehead and a lighter green belly he’s wearing a light brown robe and has a light sabre on his right. It looks like a new bird and the message presented is “ALREADY KNOW YOU, THAT WHICH YOU NEED.”

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I finally got a Yoda instead of Obi Wan.
    “Stopped they must be, on this all depends.”

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    finally got yoda! its kinda in the shape of Chuck

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    By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

    I have officially made an account, I’m proud of it.
    Speaking of this upcoming game, I changed mind, it looks cool. Although, I still wonder why Angry Birds Rio wasn’t enough.

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    By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

    Awesome!! I have a tradition on my Android phone that I get up at 5:00am to download all of rovio’s new games! ABS,AA,BP, and now ABSW!!

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    By DeathHammer (@deathhammer)

    A slingshot lightsaber that looks more like a stun gun… That’s intriguing.

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    By burbman (@burbman)

    I can’t wait to see how the birds who have not been to space yet use their powers!

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    By burbman (@burbman)

    And it is coming out the day before our family vacation to Hawaii! Lots of time on an airplane to play the new app!

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    By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

    Wow, what a surprise, especially right after the release of Bad Piggies! I never really thought Rovio would “go with the flow” of the Angry Rebels fanart, but they did! :D

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    By pigbob (@pigbob)

    When you choose your side a message appears this changes each time so far I have seen
    Rebels:
    Yoda bird “STOPPED THEY MUST BE, ON ALL THIS DEPENDS.”
    Yoda bird “ALREADY KNOW YOU, THAT WHICH YOU NEED.”
    Yoda bird “YOU MUST UNLEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED.”
    Yoda bird “MY ALLY IS THE FORCE, AND A POWERFUL ALLY IT IS”
    Obi wan “THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU, ALWAYS.”
    Obi wan “I NEED YOUR HELP, I’M GETTING TOO OLD FOR THIS SORT OF THING.”

    Dark side:
    Darth pork “THE CIRCLE IS NOW COMPLETE.”
    Darth pork “YOUR DESTINY LIES WITH ME.”
    Darth pork “I HAVE YOU NOW!”
    Darth pork “YOU HAVE LEARNED MUCH, YOUNG ONE.”
    Darth pork “YOU DON’T KNOW THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE.”
    Darth pork “SO, YOU HAVE FINALLY ACCEPTED THE TRUTH.” – thanks to @angryperson
    Darth pork “THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE.”
    Darth pork “IMPRESSIVE. MOST IMPRESSSIVE.”

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    darth pork “so, you have finally accepted the truth”

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    By pigbob (@pigbob)

    Thanks @angryperson good work
    I guess this means that there’s more for the rebels to equal things out

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    “Jedi Master” is Obi Wan.

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    By pigbob (@pigbob)

    Thanks @amslimfordy I’m new to Star Wars and appreciate the help with names

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    By pigbob (@pigbob)

    Obi wan “DON’T GIVE IN TO THE HATE. THAT LEADS TO THE DARK SIDE.”
    Darth pork “SO YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE TRUTH?”

    By ABSWFan

    Instead of Darth Pork, his name could be Lard Vader.

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    By Very Angry At This Site (@angry-artist)

    This is gonna be epic! I hope they put the blue birds in it though, because they were like the second or third bird ever.

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    i think the millennium falcon will be like the mighty eagle, maybe millennium eagle

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    By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

    Good idea!

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    The original mash-up mentioned the Mighty Millennium Falcon in the role of Mighty Eagle. A lot, but not all, of their ideas are being used for ABSW.
    http://www.bite.ca/bitedaily/2011/04/angry-star-birds/

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