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Angry Birds Star Wars Coming to the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U

A few days after announcing Angry Birds Star Wars 2, Rovio Entertainment also announced that the original ABSW game would be coming to console systems on October 29th. The game will be available for the Nintendo 3DS, the Wii, Wii U, Sony's PS3 and PS Vita and the Xbox 360. Rovio is adding 20 exclusive levels to the game, plus some new game modes.

Rovio's Angry Birds Star Wars was originally released to the App Store on November 8, 2012. The game features 6 Star Wars-themed worlds plus the Golden Droid bonus levels. Rovio also released a series of ABSW toys and board games to tie-in with the game's release.

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Launching September 19th

Rovio Entertainment is following up its popular Star Wars mobile game and toy line with Angry Birds Star Wars 2 on September 19th. ABSW2 will feature over 30 playable characters, and Hasbro-created "telepods" that interact with the game. A telepod is a physical toy that represents a playable character within the Angry Birds universe. Players can unlock the characters in the game by individually purchasing the toys, and using their device's built-in camera to activate them. Rovio's new telepods are a lot like Activision's very popular Skylanders toys, which are used with the various Skylanders console video games.

Angry Birds Star Wars 2

NFC-based video games are becoming so popular that even Disney has taken a crack at them with its planned Disney Infinity series. Disney Infinity is set to launch a few months ahead of Activision's newest Skylanders game SWAP Force on August 18th. It will be interesting to see how consumers respond with so many NFC-based video games / toys being released around the same time. These games can be very pricey after purchasing both the starter sets and individual characters. A Skylanders starter set retails for around $70, and each individual toy costs around $10 to $14. It is unknown at this time how much the individual Angry Birds telepods will set you back.

May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars iPhone Accessory Sale

PowerA is offering a special deal on its Star Wars iPhone 4/4S and 5 cases in celebration of "May the 4th Be With You". Customers who buy a Star Wars case using the promo code MAY4TH can get a second case for 40% off. The available iPhone cases include Darth Vader, C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2.

PowerA Star Wars Cases

All the cases are officially licensed and easily snap into place to keep your iPhone protected. The limited edition Chewbacca case even features fur for an authentic wookie look. Each PowerA Star Wars case is $35.

Pre-Order the Angry Birds Star Wars Toys

The newly announced Angry Birds Star Wars app won't be available until November 8, but fans of both franchises can begin collecting the toy line starting on October 28th. Several online retailers are currently accepting pre-orders for the toys which include: A Jenga Death Star Game, an Angry AT-AT Attack Battle Game, and five plush Angry Birds / Star Wars characters (Darth Vader, Luke, a Stormtrooper, Leia and Han Solo).

Rovio Games

Rovio Entertainment has also rolled out a line of new Angry Bird themed Halloween costumes for children and adults, and also plan to release an Angry Birds / Star Wars apparel line in the near future. The game will be available on more platforms including iOS, Android, Amazon's Kindle Fire, Mac, and Microsoft's Windows, Windows Phone and Windows 8. Rovio promises that both franchises will be well represented in the crossover.

"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," Rovio said.

Angry Birds Star Wars Confirmed!

Move over Furby! Rovio Entertainment is preparing to announce what will surely be one of the hottest selling holiday toys this year. Rovio and Lucasfilm will unveil an Angry Birds / Star Wars toy line at 10:00AM ET in Times Square, New York City. An image of a Star Wars themed Angry Birds Jenga Death Star was leaked this weekend. Various sources have also reported that a Star Wars themed Angry Birds game for iOS and Android devices is in development.

Rovio Games

Little is known about the game, but we do know the red bird will be Luke Skywalker. I assume the Angry Birds will be battling pigs dressed as Stormtroopers on planets like Tatooine and Hoth. Rovio will also be making the big announcement at the Toys R Us Times Square location, making me wonder if the toy lineup will be a Jeffrey the Giraffe exclusive?


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