Rovio Entertainment Ltd. released Angry Birds Star Wars II today for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 devices worldwide, with the biggest lineup ever of new characters in an Angry Birds game. Angry Birds Star Wars II is the sequel to the #1 hit blockbuster game with new characters, new levels, new powers, and new ways to play. For the first time ever, players can join the Pork Side and play as both the birds and the pigs. In addition, Hasbro has introduced Telepods, which combines physical and digital gameplay by allowing players to teleport physical Angry Birds Star Wars toy characters into the mobile and tablet versions of the game.
“Angry Birds Star Wars II combines the rich worlds of both Angry Birds and Star Wars in a unique way featuring fan favorite characters from both the dark and light side of the Force,” said Jami Laes, EVP Games, Rovio Entertainment. “We have taken the gameplay to a whole new level, giving our fans the option to play as both the birds and the pigs. We are also excited to introduce the amazing new Telepods from Hasbro. For the first time ever our new characters will not only appear in future game updates, but also on store shelves. We’ve heavily invested in the longevity of the franchise and have great updates already lined up for the coming months.”
Angry Birds Star Wars II follows the story of Star Wars Episodes I-III and introduces Angry Birds versions of iconic characters such as young Anakin, Jango Fett, and Darth Maul. In addition to the vast amount of content readily available in the game, new characters and powers can be unlocked by placing one of the collectible Telepods physical figures onto the phone or tablet camera and scanning it into the game. Over 30 figures are available now.