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!

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Comments (151)

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By GreenImperial (@greenimperial)

Impatience (like anger) leads to the Dark Side.

I wonder if this means that the birds are Sith?

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

good point! but i sure hope not, since their light-saber is blue i think their good

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By Balooon (@balooon)

I dont think its a new game… But maybe

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

I don’t think they would do this type of teaser for a new chapter of an existing game and also I can’t imagine that a Star Wars tie in would only rate a chapter, so this fan thinks that we are witnessing the birth of a brand new game! Woo hoo!

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By Batdance (@batdance)

I’m thinking its definately gonna be a spinoff of AB Space. Star Wars has so many planets of its own. I just hope whatever it is its not a web based game.

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By PK (@pokemonguy93)

i never see a angry birds star wars parody. this is gonna be amesome.

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Wow yes it looks like Star Wars. But the question is: Will it be a New Update for Space, or maybe a Web Game or even better would be a brand new Game/App??
:-)

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

I personally think it falls in catagory new Space Update !!!

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By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

maybe it will be a chapter called “Death Star”

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Hard to tell at this time.
A couple of observations:
1- When Rovio says “Something huge is on the way …”, they usually mean it. ;)
2- The bird in the teaser image doesn’t look like any of the space birds. So it may very well be a new game.

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By You Spoony Bird! (@destinypancake)

It looks like Yellow Bird to me… If this was in Space, wouldn’t we see his laser goggles?

By Jamie Somerville

This looks so cool I think it looks like the bomb bird??

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By Balooon (@balooon)

Is the red bird

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By Dorito (@dorito)

Looks like Ice Bird to me.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

in the shape of ice bird but like kinda like black bird

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

it’s definitely Bomb. Not only the eyebrows and whatnot, but the image name from yesterday was “blacksocial” meaning Black Bird for use on Social Media pages.

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By BBinMiami (@bbinmiami)

The beak, eyebrows, and the fact that the face is so down on the body reminds me of Ice Bird.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

it looks similar to bomb bird

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Obi Bomb Kenobi?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

If you go to the Tumblr page, you can clearly see a bird beak and eyebrows when the light saber turns on. This suggests that what Dr. Omega thought was an eye yesterday is something else. Did you do something to image on this page? I can now see beak etc. couldn’t at first???
BTW — The same image on Google+ was mentioned by NES boy on p 1 yesterday. I clicked that and saw the light saber before finding this page.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

This is the original image, released this morning.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

I would be great if an entire series of new games would come out to go along with the different movies of Star Wars. What would make it huge is to be available in the majority of devices and formats. They could introduce a new level every month or two. That would peak our interest and hold it well into next year.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Should say, “it would be great…”

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

looks fantastic!!! is it web or new game or ABSp update?

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By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

Please let this be an app and not a web-based game!!!!

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By yoruichi (@yoruichi)

I agree on that

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By Jen (@jennifer-cooke-rabig)

For sure!

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

While playing the Challenge Level of the day, in Angry Birds Original, when I hit the pause screen there are the usual ads. Today, there is the graphic above with the statement above it:

“Click, or do not click. There is no try”

Nice Yoda reference. I wonder if they will get Frank Oz to do some bird voices?

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By Birds! (@theog)

Same here, when I play bad piggies, at the pause screen I saw that picture

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

I think Rovio will do something with the Times Square Jumbotron. If that’s possible, and either a new game will be released soon or just a new line of characters for them to sell merch for.

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By Abhijit (@abhijit)

I haven’t seen Star wars
hoping it doesn’t spoil my game play though

By Indie_Guy

Ha, i think we’re the only nerds on here that hasn’t seen Star Wars. Kinda want to see it now.

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By burbman (@burbman)

If Star Wars is a Disney property as I believe it is, the combination of Rovio and Disney on the same project is one that definately warrants further attention. I just saw the “Click, or do not click. There is no Try” on my pause screen and came here to see what it was all about. Looking forward to the 8th!

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By heathen (@heathen)

For starters, Star Wars is NOT a Disney property…it’s not even a Fox property (distributor of the films). It is a LucasFilms property, courtesy of George Lucas.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

but some producers did work with Lucas, that’s why they have that SW’s ride at Disney world

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By heathen (@heathen)

They have SW rides at Disney because Disney is paying to have them there. Irrespective, it does not have anything to do with the fact that maker of Star Wars and Disney answer to the same owners.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

they don’t have the same owner but the workers together

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Wha? George Lucas and Disney answer to whom? There aren’t any other higher entities on the org chart..

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By burbman (@burbman)

Guess I was just a few weeks premature on this.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=771595

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By heathen (@heathen)

Personally, I’m biding my time until we find out what it is. If it’s a new game or addition to a current game, I can get excited. If it’s a web based game, then I’ll just blow it off and not think twice about it.

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By Batdance (@batdance)

If this is a new app for mobiles (which my fingers are crossed for), it would be the best AB game of all! Rovio said “epic” and there is no bigger epic than Star Wars. Between a brand new game and brand new merchandise they will sell, the profits will be EPIC for both Rovio and George Lucas. I just they don’t let Lucas involved in storyline. Lol.

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

I hope this is an Update for ABS and not a new gane. Because if is an update it will be free (if you have ABS) but if it is a new game Then we will have to pay 1 or 3$ to get the levels

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By heathen (@heathen)

While I understand the HUGE desire for free content, I don’t mind paying $1 for such a new app.

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By Lamia (@lamia)

99.9% will be eager to buy a new app, if it is indeed a new app. just $5 !!!!

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

That’s a fairly nominal cost for the value that an AB app generally brings. I don’t mind the cost at all.

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

I am surprised that info hasn’t leaked about this. The link refers to a toys r us tie in and any merchandise in the stores had to have been made and shipped quite a while ago. And not a peep from any of the folks (lots and lots of them who don’t work for rovio)who are in the know. Impressive.

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Thanks for sharing Jamie.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Nice find Jamie!

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By habspuck - YouTuber (@habspuck)

OMG! When do we find out?

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

Now that we know that Red Bird is Luke, how about let’s figure out who the others are. I think Yellow will be Hans, maybe the Blues will be r2D2 and C3po. I think there will be Yoda, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia. I am guessing that King Pig will be Darth Vador. Guesses anyone?

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By laurafj (@laurafj)

Maybe Terrence is Chewbacca.

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By Batdance (@batdance)

King Pig would have to be the Emperor so the other pigs can be Darth Maul, Vader, etc….unless the chapters or worlds have boss fights.

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By hinarei (@hinarei)

White’s Leia, Yellow’s Han (agreed, @laurafj!), Boomerang’s Obi Wan (because he comes back in the end?) and I suppose that would leave Bomb as Yoda? Orange could be… Lando? I’m reaching now…

of course, this would likely mean that Ice Bird would be Leia, if’n it’s a Space update, as would seem relevant.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i think bomb is Leia, Al is C3PO, blue is R2-D2,and Terrence is Chewbacca

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Your forgetting the pink bird! She could be Padme?

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By spurs01 (@spurs01)

Oh, that is such a cool thought!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

If you look at the original mash-up; they have
red = Luke (confirmed)
yellow = Han (confirmed)
Terrence = Chewy (confirmed?)
pink = leia
blue = r2d2
boomerang = C3po
Yoda looks like a new bird to me
Obi Wan??? maybe white — but WB only appears once without a name

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

it’s official? YAHOO!!!!!!

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

that’s 2 new apps in just one month! wonder if ABSW will drown out badpiggies, or badpiggies possibly drowning out ABSW

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I would have thought they would introduce another new app so soon.. they could be colliding with themselves..

Plus, I am still hoping for new Seasons content this year too..

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By KusanagiShiro (@kusanagishiro)

Han Bird Shot First.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Anyone remember this?
https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/angry-birds-star-wars-screenshots-and-poll/

Who’d have thought a year and a half later that this would come to pass..

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

glad i voted on ‘new app’

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

The mashups reference in article mentioned by @Dr-omega contain one version of the cast of characters; will be interesting to see how similar the game turns out.

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

Awesome! So looking forward to it

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By Peatree2 (@peatree2)

Agreed! :D

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)

This all sounds very exiting ,cant keep up ,but wouldnt have it any other way:)

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By hristaki032 (@hristaki032)

This is so epic!!!Can’t wait for the 28 of oct.Wait if Rovio is going to release ABSW(looks like that is how we are going to call it)are they going to release a seasons update for Halloween?

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Rovio said they were releasing 5 mobile games this year. This must be the fifth! Awesome.

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By Chris (@chriss)

It’s the fifth, but AB Friends is not a mobile game.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

“Mobile” was never specified. I think ABFacebook counts as it is a major platform.

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By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

So? Trilogy isn’t mobile either.

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By Chris (@chriss)

Trilogy is not a new game. It’s a collection of 3 existing games.

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Awesome! Can’t wait!!

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By spurs01 (@spurs01)

This is SO cool! I’m an Angry Birds addict AND a Star Wars addict. Even have a voice controlled R2D2 robot. SO excited for this new game to come out!

By sopipas

i have that thing too, remember abr: angry birds rebels anyone?

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By Chicadee (@chicadee)

Ooh, this is has made this SciFi fan very happy. Rovio pairing up with LucasArts will be brilliant and can’t lose. I’ve so far resisted all Angry Birds merchandise but may just weaken if figurines come out for Angry Birds Star Wars :O … :)

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

First look at the birds found on Amazon.de, here’s the link.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Wow- amazing sleuthing!!

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Very nice job indeed! Thanks for sharing.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Taking @aaronksy ‘s lead, I found the following on Amazon in the US – 3 costumes and it shows the logo!
http://www.amazon.com/Rubies-Skywalker-Fighter-Childs-Costume/dp/B008N6XR0S
http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Birds-Darth-Childs-Costume/dp/B008N6XQYA
http://www.amazon.com/Angry-Birds-Stormtrooper-Childs-Costume/dp/B008N6XR0I

Also, here is another listing on Amazon.de, but no pic:
http://www.amazon.de/Hasbro-A3380E24-Bounce-Millennium-Falcon/dp/B009H0DAPG

Lastly, here’s a much bigger image for the Jenga game that @aaronksy found:
http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads//2012/10/absw.jpg?848685

So the line-up so far:
Red = Luke
Chuck = Han
Terence = Chewbacca

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

This is going to be epic!!! Cant wait!!! Great job @dr-omega !!

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@dr-omega Who is Chuck?

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By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

The Yellow Bird

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By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

Luckily, this ISN’T canon to the starwars series. We don’t want Luke’s brother to be Chewbacca!

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