The crossover of Star Wars and Angry Birds was all but confirmed and now we have that official confirmation. Lucasarts and Rovio have officially announced that Angry Birds Star Wars has an official release date of the 8th of November 2012 worldwide.
According to the Rovio press release, Angry Birds Star Wars 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.” The PR also lets loose some idea of the levels we’ll see from a Tatooine based level to a Death Star interior based level. It also says to stay tuned in the coming weeks for new video’s of the game amongst new character announcements and more content. Strangely, the game will be released on IOS, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire and Windows 8 but not consoles. This is peculiar seeing as the Angry Birds trilogy was just released on consoles.
As Star Wars is a mechandising goliath of a franchise, the public can be expected to have access to “Merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes and apparel to action figures and collectible plush toys will be available at select retailers, starting October 28.”
“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away,” said Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio CMO. “The force is definitely with this one”.
George Sinclair is a news editor for Analog Addiction where you can find the best news, reviews and previews. George shudders at the recollection of the last Star Wars crossover with the Transformers instead. Oh how the force was not with that one. For more content containing Analog Addictions resident Transformers fan, follow his Twitter and his IGN blog.