Rovio Releases Countdown to Angry Birds Star Wars II Which Includes 3 Updates in the Next Week!

Countdown to Angry Birds Star Wars II Timeline

As we start tick, tick, ticking away to September 19th, Rovio has done something completely unprecedented, even by their standards! Rovio has released a timeline countdown of all planned events over the next week! We have known about some of these forthcoming updates for a while, so we’ll link to posts where we can.

  • Thursday, 12 September: Update to the original Star Wars app, bring 30 levels on Endor! We had the exclusive first teasers regarding the Return of the Jedi updates. Note that this will still not be the end of the original Star Wars app, according to Rovio.
  • Friday, 13 September: Update to Angry Birds Space! We first teased you about this update about two months ago, discovered through Sandbox mode in Apple’s GameCenter. We think this will be a full 30-level episode, and also include some sort of “Space Race” — likely similar in gameplay to Angry Birds Go.
    Also on Friday will be the official gameplay trailer for Star Wars II. Unfortunately, this might get a little overshadowed here on ABN by new content.
  • Saturday, 14 September: Star Wars II Character Reveal, featuring Chewbacca.
  • Sunday, 15 September: Star Wars II Character Reveal, featuring General Grievous.
  • Monday, 16 September: Update to the original Angry Birds app! We mentioned this just a few hours ago, saying that Red’s Mighty Feathers will receive a “classic gameplay” update that will include Red Bird’s “homing” ability. Be sure to check out that post for a bit more info.
    Also on Monday will be a TELEPODs giveaway! If you’re interested, likely keep your eyes on Rovio’s social media channels.
  • Tuesday, 17 September: Star Wars II Character Reveals, featuring Darth Maul and a yet-unknown second character.
  • Wednesday, 18 September: Star Wars II Character Reveals, featuring Darth Vader and a yet-unknown second character.
  • Thursday, 19 September: The long awaited launch of Angry Birds Star Wars II!

Of course, two things need to be said. Foremost, the update release dates above do not necessarily apply to all platforms. And more importantly, keep your eyes peeled to ABN, ‘cuz we will be rolling out content nonstop for the next week!

We’re excited beyond belief… If you are too, let Rovio know how awesome you think they are!

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Comments (67)

Rank: Pig Leader with 12210 points
By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

Weird that Endor is getting 30 levels and not 20 or 40. Does this mean it will be the only ABSW episode with 30 levels or are there 10 more coming soon?

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By iBird (@ibird)

@bad-piggies-2 I think, next 10 levels will of ‘Jabba’s Palace’

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@bad-piggies-2 Rovio has said that RotJ will be released over multiple updates. It’s possible that this will be 30+10, or 30 + another episode.

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By burbman (@burbman)

Endor before Tatooine II (or Jabba’s Palace) surprises me, so far things have followed the storyline pretty well.

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By SnTrooper (@sntrooper)

Yes, the skipping of Jabba’s Palace is just bizarre. Hopefully it will be slotted in the correct spot later. If there is any indication that Jabba’s will be the next update I may wait to play these Endor levels till then. Since there are all these other games (plus I’m only part way through Rio) to keep me busy.


In case anyone doesn’t know and is wondering the two “yet-unknown” characters are Battle Droid and Episode 3 Anakin Skywalker.

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By Josm (@josm)

@sntrooper there is an picture in the data files with the text ‘Comingsoon’ on jabba’s palace

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By Legosponge2015 (@legosponge2015)


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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

Oh my god FINALLY! The space update! I’m so excited for this!!!!

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By Jaroftime (@jaroftime)

I completely agree!

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By thee-michelle (@thee-michelle)

Happy days begin very busily!
It will be that there are how many people playing truant from work throughout the world!
Thank you! Rovio!

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By Au (@arushss)

and who knows on sept 27 massive bad piggies updates due to their 1st year anniversary!!

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

Yeah! That’s gonna be awesome…

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By Josm (@josm)

Ahhhhhh This is to much for me :P (and for the nest with making walktroughs)
But great overview!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

I hope Rovio will give the admins a head start. I agree with @Josm — This might be too much of a good thing. May have to forget about completing every new level the day it comes out and 3-starring and feathering in 2 days. At least I don’t do the equivalent of feathers in Space or SW.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@Josm @MVNLA2 I think we’ll be rolling with the punches here. We might put Total Destruction on the back-burner to start though.

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By burbman (@burbman)

OK, only eight more levels to get above average before the updates start rolling…Wish I could take a vacation…

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By burbman (@burbman)

Can anyone say Flinging Finger Flexibility Exercises five times fast???

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By PK (@pokemonguy93)

Cool, three updates and Angry Birds Star Wars II released in one week! I wonder what more surprises Rovio has for us.

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By JzCG (@joze)

This is the best day for Angry Birds fans!!! Oh my God this is to much!!! I can’t wait… I can’t wait!!! but I really want to see the Jabba’s Palace….

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By Xano2323 (@xano2323)

I think Jabba’s Palace may still be implemented. Maybe they will do what they did with the Boba Fett missions and have a Jabba’s palace level unlock after you found 5 collectibles. (star maps maybe?)

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By JzCG (@joze)

Unfortunately, Jabba’s Palace is not playable…

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By bubbles (@hans-peter)

I wonder might cloud sync be introduced to space or star wars?

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By bubbles (@hans-peter)

and since iOS 7 will be coming out sept 18 th, will that affect ab star wars 2 in any way?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

No, it won’t. Software Developers received ios7 months ago.

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By markolmx (@markolmx)

Whoohoo! Updates! I hope all of this Star Wars II craziness hasn’t distracted Rovio from their most important job, ABS Halloween!!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You aren’t the only person waiting on pins and needles for a Halloween update! It’s almost all that @BirdLeader has been talking about the last few days!

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

It’s good to see a that everyone’s anticipatory nerves are still all a-tingle! It’s surely gonna be a big week, and it’ll be a great turnaround after today.

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By bstat (@bstat)

Couldn’t agree more @markolmx. Hope they can return ABSeasons to 4 updates a year – Halloween, Christmas, one spring, and one summer.

By m

I feel the same way. I am hoping for a continuation of the tradition with Seasons. Halloween starts off the holidays. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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By kathi17 (@kathi17)

I’ve been wondering about Halloween too, but I’m, loving all the updates to the others as well!

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

Awesome! Rovio is doing well in keeping us occupied till the release of ABSW2.
I’m sure ABN will have it all covered as usual :D

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

A weekly update countdown would have been much better. My arm will probably fall off before SW2 comes out. I might have to put off buying a new iPhone 5S on the 20th so I don’t have to deal with moving everything over while all these new levels we beckoning me.

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By Spectre_USA (@spectreusa)


This looks like an action packed week.

Bring it!

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By The Mad Hatter (@the-mad-hatter)

OMG! the day has come!

By M

Don’t forget the new games in the weekly tournaments too. Rovio is working hard. Woohoo

By Takacs David

so much updates!!! :D

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By Valous (@guinness1079)

yeah, cant wait, and new update tomorrow.

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Whaaaaat?!?! ALL the updates & releases!

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By JunkenMetel (@junkenmetel)

Any information about platforms for all this exciting new stuff? Is it all going to be iOS and Android only?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

All updates will land for all platforms, but not necessarily on the dates indicated above. For specifics, you would have to ask Rovio directly.

SW2 has not yet been confirmed for PC/Mac.

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By Coasterguy444 (@angryminecraft)

Well, here are my thoughts:

Star wars update: Sort of excited, and I want to see Jabba the Hog.
Space update: I’m most excited for this one! I would love to have some sort of cave themed levels, like in Mine and Dine.
Red’s mighty feathers: Sorta sad that there is no more defender mode :( Still exciting though.
Star wars II: This should be interesting. . .

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By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

Great News…an Angry Birds Extravaganza of Updates! This is HUGE! I cannot wait!

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By steely59 (@steely59)

Wow, so many releases and so little time!

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

Wohoooo Yeah. Great News. So we have a Lot to do. Next week i have Holiday. So i will take some Time for killing pigs :-)

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By Terribletom (@terribletom)

Sounds Like a kid in a candy store!!! Enjoy!!

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By Joey (@joeyba)

I’m sure it’s the last night piggies can rest a bit in their land!!
Starting tomorrow it’s going to be war and total destruction :)

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

What an impressive agenda of development and scheduled releases. Something to look forward to each day. New levels to any game is great because it provides challenges and hopefully new types of strats to solve the levels. Rovio’s creativity to provide us with new levels, characters, backgrounds and game effects has carried us from around 2010 or earlier and still is able to elicit excitement and the anticipation of fun to us flingers.

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By Myselfiandme (@myselfiandme)

Tomorrow morning can’t get here soon enough….so many new levels, so little time.

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By Chucky (@chucky)

Usually the Thursday releases are about 7pm (Australian time), so if that is right it should be in about 1.5 hours :o

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By bigred1683 (@bigred1683)

The Endor update is there to download.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

Yes, time to wake up and enable the scoreboard!

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By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Ewoks were not playable as suspected.

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By Chucky (@chucky)

3 Starred everything except for the 2 golden eggs (1 hidden and 1 you get from gaining stars).

I could point out where the golden droid is but my post would be removed, so I will let you guys figure it out :)

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By Chucky (@chucky)

Change that all done now :)


Golden stuff:

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

Three levels with 2 stars left, haven’t gone after the golden droid yet, but 3-starred the other bonus level. Too many 1-birders, otherwise quite fun.

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By Chucky (@chucky)

Yeah I noticed they had a lot of 1 birders as well … I got everything now (but that comment is awaiting moderation :/ )

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By Omega X (@omega-x)

Wow….THIS, ROVIO, IS A UPDATE SPREE!!!!! I never expected this to be so crammed, and am totally blown away. I never expected Endor to arrive so early, although it is rather strange that Rovio had not leaked anything regarding the Space update. LOOKING FORWARD!!! VERY MUCH!

Omega X is a extremely excited mood.

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