Angry Birds are teaming up with Star Wars for a new game. The Rovio project is expected to launch Nov. 8 for iOS, Android and web. A trailer released last week, linked above, kicked off a storm of predictions about whether a new game, toys or something else was on the way.
In this new edition of everyone’s favorite mobile game, birds and pigs will take on the personalities of characters from the Star Wars story. “They are not Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters,” Paul Southern, vice president of licensing and consumer products marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. told USA Today, “They are characters in their own right.”
The Red Bird for example will become Luke Skywalker as an X-Wing pilot in Star Wars: Episode IV. What adventures the birds take on are still anyone’s guess but with the previous success of the Angry Birds franchise, this new game is likely to be in high demand.