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Angry Birds Star Wars is now available for Android, iOS, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8

Angry Birds recently made its way into space, but now, it's taking that venture to a whole new level in the latest game, Angry Birds Star Wars.

Rovio Entertainment, maker of Angry Birds, and Lucasfilm Ltd., the film and production company responsible for "Star Wars," have partnered on a new Angry Birds game that sends the famous birds and pigs into the world's most famous epic space opera.

“It’s a banner day for us,” said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment. “This is our best Angry Birds game yet, and we’re excited for our fans to finally meet Luke, Leia, and the rest of the gang! But it’s more than just a game launch: we think fans are going to just love the new animated trailer and the Angry Birds Star Wars products, sure to be a big hit this holiday season.”

The game has over 80 levels in famous "Star Wars" locations like Tatooine as well as new areas like the Pig Star. The game follows a battle between the Rebel Birds and the evil Imperial Pigs, where the birds must face Pigtroopers and Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs.

Gameplay includes use of the force and light sabers for a true "Star Wars" feel.

“We can’t wait for fans around the world to experience the fun of launching the Angry Birds characters into the 'Star Wars' universe,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “This is the kind of creative partnership that has helped Star Wars remain vibrant and beloved for over 35 years.”

Angry Birds Star Wars is now available for Android, iOS, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.

It was recently announced that Disney bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion USD from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas. The deal includes a new trilogy, consisting of Episodes VII, VIII and IX.

Source: Rovio

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By Motoman on 11/8/2012 1:12:06 PM , Rating: 2 why George Lucas should never have anything to do with Star Wars again.

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By Brandon Hill on 11/8/2012 1:20:00 PM , Rating: 2
After "Nuke the Fridge", Lucas doesn't even exist to me anymore.

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By Motoman on 11/8/2012 1:34:19 PM , Rating: 2
I can happily report that I never watched that movie. And never intend to.

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By geddarkstorm on 11/8/2012 1:37:00 PM , Rating: 2
Considering how well Disney has handled franchises like Marvel, I am very glad they're getting Lucasfilms under their belt. Maybe they can undo some of this ridiculousness. At worst, surely they can't make anything as bad as the Star Wars Christmas Special.

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By Falacer on 11/8/2012 3:13:43 PM , Rating: 2
Hey now I liked Christmas in the Stars! I still have the album too!!

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By Souka on 11/9/2012 3:24:21 PM , Rating: 2
Go get "Hardware Wars"... waaayyy better than the Lucas Star Wars ep 1, 2,3

It's hard to find.. I looked awhile back for torrents, only could find some very poor copies (looked like someone used a camcorder to record the TV screen..yuck!"

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By sorry dog on 11/9/2012 9:54:40 PM , Rating: 2
Classic movie but best viewed by those in adolescent or less than sober moods.

An old school mom and pop VHS/DVD rental store still in business is the best bet for good copy of this movie.

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By ClownPuncher on 11/8/2012 3:56:40 PM , Rating: 2
Your life is better for it.

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By Nortel on 11/8/2012 1:45:45 PM , Rating: 2
There are only 3 StarWars movies.

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By lightfoot on 11/8/2012 2:39:00 PM , Rating: 5
There... are... FOUR... lights!

Oh, wrong series... Sorry.

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By headbox on 11/8/2012 3:04:10 PM , Rating: 2
oh so funny- as if someone could mistake Star Wars for something else :/

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By silverblue on 11/8/2012 4:17:02 PM , Rating: 3
I think you missed the point. :)

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By Proposer88 on 11/9/2012 11:31:40 PM , Rating: 2
True that

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By Manch on 11/8/2012 4:13:27 PM , Rating: 2
I thought that was Speilberg that Nuked the fridge?

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By Brandon Hill on 11/8/2012 7:03:52 PM , Rating: 2
They were both a part of that abomination.

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By geddarkstorm on 11/8/2012 1:34:32 PM , Rating: 2
He should write a book: "How to dilute your IP to irrelevancy", by George Lucas.

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By MadMan007 on 11/8/2012 1:39:53 PM , Rating: 2
with a note on irrelevancy*

*irrelevancy means 4 billion dollars.

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By SPOOFE on 11/8/2012 2:06:52 PM , Rating: 2
Coulda been 8 billion.

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By geddarkstorm on 11/8/2012 2:45:20 PM , Rating: 3
If he'd handled his IP right, Disney wouldn't be able to afford buying him up.

What effort of his in recent memory could be said to have been successful? The Clone Wars cartoons? Red Tails?

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By Master Kenobi on 11/8/2012 5:36:19 PM , Rating: 3
The clone wars cartoons have been very successful actually.

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By NellyFromMA on 11/8/2012 1:49:12 PM , Rating: 3
Lol, say what you will, but fans of a franchise telling its creator its IP is irrelevant while he has made insane money / profit from it and I'm sure he'll be happy to be irrelevant all day and night for you.

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By geddarkstorm on 11/8/2012 2:38:53 PM , Rating: 2
We're talking about future directions, and the ability to make new content that will be taken seriously, not the past.

Take IJ4 for instance, or even the SW prequels with their bad quality. If it weren't for Disney stepping in, there would not be the last three SW movies as there may now be, due to Lucas's misdirection once Spielberg left.

No one says those franchises don't have a lot of momentum behind them (ala the Expanded Universe for Star Wars), but that won't last forever, especially not if a creator abuses his work. Lucas is having to sell off his company for a reason.

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By NellyFromMA on 11/8/2012 2:55:53 PM , Rating: 2
I would definitely say everything after the first three episodes sucked. I'm just saying I think he's probably find with the way it all went when he looks at his bottom line.

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By geddarkstorm on 11/8/2012 3:01:36 PM , Rating: 2
Undoubtedly! I'm in complete agreement with you there. But that's why he's cashing out his chips now.

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By MaulBall789 on 11/11/2012 11:39:23 AM , Rating: 3
No, he's cashing out now so that there wouldn't be some huge probate fight over the IP should he pass away. This way it's in Disney's hands and he doesn't have to worry about Star Wars tearing apart his kids and their families after he's gone. Probably did them a huge favor. Now they can just split the $4 billion.

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By nickangrybirds on 11/26/2012 9:30:50 AM , Rating: 2
hey angry birds fans don't you think angry birds should publish a star wars space book paperback.
angry birds space final frontier
has good information about space.
please convinese rovio enternamiment to com e
out with angry birds star wars space.
please contact rovio enternamiment.
rsvp as soon as possible.
nick chestnut
god bye all angry birds fans

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By icemansims on 11/8/2012 3:50:29 PM , Rating: 2
That's not true. The games have had wild success...except for SWtOR of course.

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By Manch on 11/8/2012 4:16:10 PM , Rating: 1
When you knock the Emporer Pig off his perch does he scream nooooooooooo! as he falls?

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By inperfectdarkness on 11/9/2012 3:13:55 AM , Rating: 2
That was made apparent after episode 1. I still can't figure out why he got all the credit in the first place. Clearly the force wasn't strong with this one.

New movies will never be good enough
By elderwilson on 11/9/2012 8:52:28 AM , Rating: 2
No matter how good the new Star Wars movies are loads of people (probably a majority) will say they are crap and a disgrace to the original trilogy. I have news for all those people, no movie will ever be able the recreate the emotional response you now associate with the episodes 4-6. You were most likely a child when you saw the original movies and it left an emotional imprint that has been fortified by the staying power of the franchise. I have heard from many older people that they feel the same way about episodes 5 and 6 because episode 4 had such an impact on them in 1977.

Personally I am in the middle. I was very young when I first saw the original trilogy and probably watched them more than a dozen times before episode 1 came out. I was still young enough to enjoy Episode 1 which Lucas has adamantly said was made for children. Recently I watched all 6 films in order starting with episode 1 and while I recognize that 1-3 leave a lot to be desired I can remember the emotional response I had as a child and still enjoy it. My wife, who is from Brazil and had never seen any of the movies before, liked all 6 about equally. She had no built in prejudice from her childhood about what Star Wars should be.

By Helbore on 11/9/2012 6:24:22 PM , Rating: 2
Just wait until Disney decide to remake episodes 4, 5 and 6. You know they'll do it, once Lucas pops his clogs.

The fanboy meltdown will likely destroy the internet!

By sorry dog on 11/10/2012 1:43:13 AM , Rating: 2
While I personally disagree with them, the order my 4 and 7 seven year old boys would rate them would be episodes 3,2,6,5,4,1.

Wait.. could this be a good thing?
By Richlet on 11/12/2012 7:21:37 AM , Rating: 2
If Disney now owns the IP, could we FINALLY get another space-flight sim like Tie Fighter? (way before most people were old enough to play games I imagine)

By Erudite on 11/13/2012 2:55:03 PM , Rating: 2
I'm ready for another! I put so many hours into TIE Fighter it still scares me, though I was in middle school when it came out (I'm now in my 30s). It is easily still my all-time favorite flight sim. In fact I just bought the Collector's Edition not too long ago, as I loaned the original (on 3.5" floppies) to someone who never gave them back. I have yet to play any flight sim that is as much fun as TIE Fighter, including the later Star Wars flight sims - XvT, X-Wing Alliance.

Now if I could just get my flight stick to work with DOSBox...

Windows phone?
By Lazarus52980 on 11/8/2012 1:23:11 PM , Rating: 2
I just checked the marketplace on my WP7 and I don't see it... is it only WP8?

Jeez. 45Mb for the download.
By bill.rookard on 11/8/2012 3:23:51 PM , Rating: 1
Guess they really did take the 'bloated and overdone' part of SW (at least the prequels) right... :-/

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