You read that title correctly, and no – it isn’t a joke. Rovio has partnered with Lucasfilm Ltd. to ship Angry Birds Star Wars:
Launching worldwide onNovember 8, the unique partnership will combine all the fun of the classic Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space with the characters, stories and settings of the epic space fantasy, Star Wars.
From the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star – the game and merchandise will feature the Angry Birds characters starring as the iconic heroes of the beloved Saga.
Based on the PR release, it seems that the game will focus on the storyline of the original trilogy. Regardless, I can’t think of this as anything but a blatant attempt to milk the franchise for all its worth. It’s hard to see how the story and action of Star Wars could translate to the traditional Angry Birds gameplay. Still, it might be interesting to see what Rovio is able to create. After all, they’ve proven time and time again that they are creative and able to adapt their original game design to work on any number of platforms, with various storylines.
Plus, it’s Star Wars. Who doesn’t love Star Wars?