Rovio has announced that the next instalment in the Angry Birds Star Wars series of games will be launching on Windows Phone. Angry Birds Star Wars II puts the player in control of slinging birds at pigs to battle through levels in a galactic setting. There's a twist, however. You'll also be able to play as the piggies on the pork side of the force and teleport figurines into your game. Sounds rather cool, right?
Showing off the above video, voiced by Ian McDiarmid (Emperor in the Star Wars films), Rovio goes into some detail in an official blog post as to what we can all expect to see in the next title. Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will include bird and pig versions of more than 30 characters from the Star Wars universe, who will be announced as the team counts down to the launch of the game - the first batch of character reveal gameplay videos will be published next Monday (26th).
The game itself will be released on September 19th and will be loaded on iOS, Android and Windows Phone for $0.99. What's possibly most interesting (as noted above) is the ability to play on the pigs team. Not only that, but Rovio has teamed up with Hasbro to bring you TELEPODS. This essentially enables you to teleport physical Angry Birds Star Wars figures into your game. Pretty neat. The team appears to be really making a deal out of this sequel.
Here's a quick video on the TELEPODS:
If you're super excited about the upcoming title, be sure to follow the Angry Birds team on Twitter to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive "Join the Pork Side" poster, signed by The Emperor. So which side of the force are you most looking to play?
Source: Rovio; thanks, Tapio, for the heads up!
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