Rovio officially announced yesterday that they will be teaming up with Lucas Arts and releasing Angry Birds: Star Wars in only a few weeks. Borrowing heavily from the films, the game 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 ”.
On top of that, an impressive amount of merchandise is being rolled out to coincide with the game’s release, including plush toys, costumes, and clothing featuring the characters and logos of Angry Birds: Star Wars.
Will this be the re-invention of the Star Wars game, rivaling the mastery of games like KOTOR I and II? Probably not. But, it is Angry Birds, and it is Star Wars, meaning that I’m going to have to clear out some room on my iPod for the game when it releases on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, PC, Windows Phone, Mac, and Windows 8 on November 8th.