Angry Birds Star Wars II Coming September 19th

Good to their word, Rovio has made their announcement about a brand new game, and our fantastic sleuths were 100% correct.

Angry Birds Star Wars II will be coming to App Stores worldwide on September 19th!!! We will try to confirm with Rovio as to what specific platforms this means, but our guess is: iOS, Android (via Google Play and Amazon), PC (via Rovio’s Shop and perhaps Windows 8), and Mac. The price will be $0.99 for the SD (mobile) version and $2.99 for the HD (tablet) version, according to sources. No rumors yet on PC/Mac prices, though $4.99 is the norm there.

As predicted, Star Wars II will be based on the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars franchise: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. According to Rovio, you will be able to play as over 30 characters. You can see a few very notable characters in the video including Yoda, Darth Maul, and others. Rovio is currently refusing to comment about Jar Jar Binks specifically. Methinks that suspicious now, betcha-betcha.

It appears that the first episode of the game will be called “Naboo Invasion”, and the second “Escape to Tatooine”. Note that there are two halves to each episode: One for the Jedi, and one for the Pork Side. In the first two episodes, there are 66 stars (22 levels) per half! (Slightly less stars are seen in the 3rd episode, but that could be subject to change.) It’s not clear exactly how this will work, but it’s perhaps the most interesting feature of this app, in my humble opinion.

There will also be collectable figures produced by Hasbro, and placing these “TELEPODS” on your phone or tablet will allow you to scan the character directly into the game. (We have seen similar technology with this before, including the King Pig Golden Egg in ABo and the Candy Feast Mini-Game in Cut The Rope, along with others.) Of course, our walkthroughs will be based on “pure” gameplay, and our leaderboards will reflect “pure” scores only. We hope that Rovio will distinguish scores obtained via this character scan, perhaps categorizing them like Power Up scores. For more information about these “TELEPODS”, see the video above for a super cool explanation, or see Geek.com’s article on the topic.

Based on the video, there will be Power Ups, along with something similar to (or precisely?) the Mighty Millennium Falcon. Unfortunately, from the video, we cannot determine whether there will be score distinction for Power Up or TELEPOD scores — though as always, this is our plea to Rovio.

Be sure to read Rovio’s official statement and check out their latest Tumblr page for updates!

Oh, and one last thing. Return of the Jedi will be making its way into (the original) Angry Birds Star Wars app soon!!!!!

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Comments (141)

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Okay, they can make a second game with exclusive choice between the Flight side and the Pork side. But when they make those unfair pod things just for this game, I get mad. They’re just like that stupid Skylanders game. Plus they don’t look safe. They also don’t seem compatible with my Nook, but I don’t care. And if they’re going to add those money wasters there, then they’ll add them everywhere else. It’s sensible, but I still don’t like it. And plus, they have more characters that birds. It’s starting to look more like actual Star Wars than Angry Birds. Or maybe just less like AB. But the point is, I don’t like all the characters being there. Hopefully the extras aren’t playable. That would be hard to keep up with. But it does come out 5 days after my Birdday. YAY!
And plus, the game is gonna be fun anyway.

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

Yeah, I agree that “telepods,” while cool technology, are kind of annoying. But as for the characters, it sounds fun. I don’t care that they are different from the original cast.

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

I felt the same way when I first saw the telepods, but now that I think about it, I would much rather buy a real little figure than a bunch of power ups.

It looks like you can play without them, but have the option of buying some to add another dimension if you wish. (My sound card is defective, so I couldn’t hear what was on the video).

Anyway, I don’t know whether I will buy any or not, I’ve never bought power ups and have no desire to, but I would consider trying the little figures to see if I like what they add to the game play. If I don’t think they add much, then at least I’ll have a cute little desk ornament.

I was glad to see that it looks like the same style of game play though. :-)

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Look closely and see that telepods replace the current bird instead of adding one.

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

So we have Red as Anakin, Bomb as Obi-wan, and Stella as Padmé. And of course Yoda. Then Qui-Jonn is Matilda’s brother? And is Mace Windu Bubbles’ grandpa?

On the Pork Side, King Pig is the emperor/Palpatine, and other pigs are Darth Maul and Count Dooku. What is that white pig? Some sort of droid?

I wonder who the other characters are. You say there are 30 characters?

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

The droid one is general grevous. The Mace bird has horizontal eye brows and a beak similar to terrance

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Add C-3PO and R2-D2 at the Jedi’s arsenal since they appear in the whole saga.
Jango Fett will be a nice addition to the Dark Side.

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By Beakins (@beakins)

Yes, that is. I wish I could meet them :)

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By kai92 (@kai92)

This looks AWESOME! Can’t wait but will wait for it!

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

All I can say is “Wow!” The new app appears to have mind-blowing potential. And I can say I’m ready for all the different new characters and powers that will be coming along for the ride!

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By Coveleski (@coveleski)

Am I seeing more then there is, or is the new app icon a really great way to show that this is the second part? I’m talking about lightsaber.

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By Miezko (@miezko)

Slim, on the Escape to Tatooine. Teaser i also see a third episode. But on the light side there are 57 stars and on the dark side, there are 48 stars. What could that meen?

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By Coveleski (@coveleski)

As I see, this episode is unusual (bonus maybe) by the type of image (first two consist of two characters from each fraction, divided by lightening). I think this whole episode is dedicated to Jar-Jar.

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

This could also be some thing similar to Path of the Jedi. Maybe, something related to the Jedi Temple or Order 66.

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By Josm (@josm)

Or… They are still working on that ;)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

“Slightly less stars are seen in the 3rd episode, but that could be subject to change.”

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By bubbles (@hans-peter)

Angry Birds is becoming a full time job! :D

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By Aman (@amandeep)

Yeah!! I can’t wait for ABSW II .
Gameplay Looks awesome. And the most great thing!! We can play with 30 characters! Including ‘Pork Side’ characters(?).
The trailer video is also very cool.
I’m not a Star Wars movie fan, But this game looks very interesting :D

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By . (@minh)

This game is so awesome !!! But it said we can play 30 characters means 30 characters on both sides or 30 character on each side, also what is that Telepod does in the game. Anyway, I can’t wait for it, only 2 months left.

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By Josm (@josm)

On the ‘shadowed’ picture you can see 17 blue characters and 15 red characters is an total of total 32.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BPN8VsYCYAAD4wr.png
Blue should be the Jedi, Red the pork side is my guess
But with the telepods you’re probably able to use all of them everywhere..

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

There are some recognizable characters I’ve seen:
1) Jango Fett
2) Boba Fett
3) Padme Amidala
4) Luke Skywalker
5) Princess Leia
6) Han Solo
7) Palpatine
8) Yoda
9) General Grievous
10) Anakin Skywalker
11) C-3PO
12) Rebel Pilot
13) Chewbacca
14) Mace Windu
15) Phase-II Clone Trooper
16) Qui-Gon Jinn
17) R2-D2
18) Count Dooku

I don’t recognize the rest of them.

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By silver-river (@edl1111)

There was Jar Jar Binks too! in the video! I think there were some Jawas too

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

So that’s:
19) Jar Jar Binks

For some reasons I have also seen:
20) Luke (Pre-Jedi)
21) Anakin (Podracer)

I doubt that Jawas are playable since they don’t play a major role in the saga (except for selling those two droids to Luke)

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

22) Battle Droid
23) Super Battle Droid
24) Darth Maul
25) Obi-Wan Kenobi

The list is almost complete

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By surfcow (@surfcow)

@Hidayat1999
Some other possibles for your very fine list:
– Darth Sidious, Shadowy Sith Lord
– Watto, Mos Espa Merchant
– Sebulba, pod racing legend
– Boss Nass, Big Boss of the Gungans
– Bail Organa, Senator from Alderaan
– Darth Vader, Anakin after surgery
– Clone Commander, several appear in movies?

Thanks. Aloha.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

– Darth Sidious is Palpatine
– There are no Watto’s silhouette
– Same here for Sebulba
– Same here for Boss Nass
– I can’t see Bail Organa’s silhouette
– No silhouette matches Vader’s helmet
– The last one has the biggest possibility, since there are many unidentified red silhouettes

26) Captain Panaka

Any help for identifying these silhouettes would be appreciated:
– Topmost row, 2nd from right
– 2nd row from top, 2nd from right
– 2nd row from top, 2nd from left
– 3rd row from top, rightmost one
– 3rd row from bottom, 3rd from left (or right)
– Bottommost row, 2nd from right

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By Annifrid (@annifrid)

@Hidayat1999 Can’t the 2nd from right in bottommost row be Vader? I know his helmet looks a bit different but I think he should be there and no other silhouette looks like him at all.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

OK. I’ve rechecked the silhouette 10 times and indeed it’s:
27) Darth Vader
28) Droideka
List #4 and #6 is identified.

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By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

Why would Luke, Han Solo, or Boba Fett be in this app, @hidayat1999? Boba Fett is the only one that appears in the prequel movies, and as a child, the best possibility for him would be top right.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

@angermanagement
The Original Trilogy characters (Luke, Han, Leia, etc.), if not playable by default, then they are Telepod Characters.

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

@Hidayat1999,

Couldn’t the 2nd from the right in the topmost row be Young Boba Fett and the 3rd row from the bottom from the right or left is Anakin in Episode 2. The 3rd row from the top rightmost could be Count Dooku in The Phantom Menace before falling to the dark side.

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

The only bird left now is Ashoka Tano, 2nd row from top, 2nd from right.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Hello, @timothy7427
1. 2nd from right in topmost row looks like Stormtrooper, so probably
29) Stormtrooper
2. 3rd row from bottom, 3rd from right/left could be Padawan Anakin, just too hard to identify
3. 3rd row from top rightmost is Droideka
4. Ahsoka Tano? Seriously, she’s only appears in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and not in the Prequel Trilogy

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

Oops. Sorry.

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

I’ve got a better idea. The leftover blue character should be Shimi

By Zorkel

I’m hoping that this game will have rovio sync right off the bat.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

Just noticed something BIG! If you look at the top-right corner of the “Escape to Tatooine” picture, it shows a little coin with a slingshot on it, and next to it a little number that says “9100”. Could this mean there are bird coins that can be used for power-ups? cc @amslimfordy

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

See a small discussion about this back on Page 1

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

The new AB SW-II looks great. Cannot wait to see the new characters and their powers. Not quiet sure I understand how the “two halves to each episode” works with one’s total score (do we have to play both sides) but it will be fun to find out when the game is released.
The telepod addition looks cool but also appears to be a new version of power ups. I too hope they segregate the scores but it does capture ones curiosity on how to obtain new characters by scanning them into the game.
In the end, a new game is better than no game. It appears that Rovio is maintaining their creativity and innovation with the new releases. Something different with each release.

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By surfcow (@surfcow)

FYI: 63 days and 14 hours remaining until Angry Birds Star Wars II – Aloha. P.S. Same day as my 26th wedding anniversary. I wonder which one I’m more excited about? #pleasedonttellmywife

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By Josm (@josm)

This year’s Comic-Con International is a very special one for us, since we’ve just announced Angry Birds Star Wars 2!

So… who wants to know a little more about our new game?

‪#‎BirdsAtComicCon‬ is our official hashtag, watch it like a hawk!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1000114_10151882350359928_735791145_n.jpg

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@AMSlimfordy — So who is Josm? Seems that he is claiming to be from Rovio, but is in the Netherlands???

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not claimed at all. Just quoting.

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Yay Droid Control Ship has a pig snout!

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By Evelyn (TeeVex) (@habink)

According to this article, the pork side version is like King Pig Mode. http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/angry-birds-star-wars-ii-brings-toys-into-your-game-with-telepods/

By Gram

An elegant weapon. The new time period for Angry Birds Star Wars means there’s an all-new cast of characters, and a fresh set of powers to go along with them. You’ve seen lightsaber twirling in the original, but the General Grievous pig brings all four of his lightsabers to the fight, allowing him to cut through that much more. The young Anakin Skywalker pilots his podracer; tapping a location while it’s in flight allows you to change its course of travel and, in doing so, cut a wider swath of destruction. Emperor Palpatine (Pigatine?) shoots Force lightning in front of him and Darth Vader – yes, some Original Trilogy characters are involved as well – pulls nearby blocks toward him and then rockets them outwards with an explosive Force blast. I saw those written in the link you commented.

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

I thought Darth Vader swings a red lightsaber but that could be possible because in Angry Birds Star Wars levels 2-25 and 4-20 Darth Vader levitates block using the force

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Head exploded.

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By Spacer (@spacer)

I don’t really know about Starwars movie. So, ABSW won’t get anymore updates? ABSW2 is the continuation of ABSW?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

ABSW will continue with new updates.

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By Lamia (@lamia)

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sr_1_1_acs_h_1_2593302011&node=2593302011?ie=UTF8&qid=1374154658&sr=8-1-acs

Slim,

Hasbro has official brand store in Amazon( as far as it seems). so does that mean(just speculate) that the telepod play set will be available there???

If you can check out the above link and just give your comment please?

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@amslimfordy Is hasbro associated with SW only?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

No @lamia Hasbro is a huge toy maker. A simple google search will show you what they make.

By Matthew

Lucasfilm is now a part of The Walt Disney Company, which probably means more for the third trilogy than the prequels. BTW, Jango Fett was most likely a bounty hunter before he became the template for the Troopers. So his inclusion in the Pork Side is doubtful at best.

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By Aman (@amandeep)

Offtopic :
New Bad Piggies Update is coming on July 22!
Trailer : http://youtu.be/3utdxHCchDs

Description-
“The Bad Piggies “Rise and Swine” update includes 30 brand new levels, including new Road Hogs and Sandbox levels. Also introducing the new grappling hook item, alongside crazy new power-ups for you to check out!
Hint: Feed King Pig to earn power-ups!”

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By Josm (@josm)

They just announced this :

‘Announcing Yoda, General Grievous & Jar Jar Binks as three of the 30+ playable characters in #AngryBirdsStarWars2 ‘

http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/791942679.png?1374244803

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

@amslimfordy Some of the hands-on videos are already up on some other sites as well as YouTube. Will you be posting them here or only the links?

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By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

Where did you find them?

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By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)
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By Josm (@josm)

WOW, that is a very comprehensive video about gameplay ! I see Jar Jar :)

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By Josm (@josm)
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By Josm (@josm)

Bad quality picture from all the 32 characters: https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/josm/album/picture/5171/

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By Aman (@amandeep)

@Josm Yes, they are.
I think, this is a picture of TELEPODS toys to collect.

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By Miezko (@miezko)

I am sure that there will be updates and with updates there are often coming new characters. But i think almost all characters from star wars were introduced as Telepods so maybe there will be no updates? But that would also be strange. Or will the Telepods be released first the ones from Ep.1 then from Ep.2 and from Ep.3?

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By Miezko (@miezko)

Will you guys then also make a ABSW2 Characters Page?

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By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

This new Star Wars app looks amazing…I can’t wait! Comes out 2 days before my Birthday…what a great gift! I am never use power ups, but playing with different characters sounds pretty cool. Would never use them for Leaderboards though.

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By Kwanda (@timothy7427)

Bonus Item at 0:48.

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By Chris (@chriss)

I think they will make an achievement for using the telepods, so that achievement addicted people like me will be tempted to use telepods.

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By Josm (@josm)

Platforms: iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, no word on PC and MAC releases

By Jonna

I’ve been looking to get this one for my husband since it came out for his Nook but still cannot find it in the Nook store. Is it just me? Am I looking in the wrong place? All I want to do is get him the game for his down time after work…where can I get it? My MIL has it showing in her Kindle but we cannot find it at all in the Nook store…please HELP!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sorry Jonna, it has not been released for NOOK that we are aware of.

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