Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Come to the Pork Side, We Have...Pigs
Lucasfilm Ltd and Rovio Entertainment Ltd are hoping so.
Following the huge success of the Star Wars version of Angry Birds, these two companies are coming together again to offer a sequel. According to starwars.com, "Angry Birds Star Wars II will follow the story of the three prequel Star Wars movies, including the introduction of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters." One of the biggest changes to highlight is that you don't have to just play as Angry Birds. You can also play villainous Pigs like Darth Maul and General Grievous.
Pork Side, anybody?
The original Angry Birds Star Wars has been downloaded over 100 million times since it debuted, and it has some pretty good ratings in various app stores. Lucasfilm and Rovio are hoping that adding new characters (like young Anakin, Mace Windu, and Darth Maul) will continue the appeal of the sequel. Plus the new game will also come with TELEPODS, an interactive system from Hasbro that works a lot like the Skylanders game for Nintendo: place a physical toy representation of one of the characters on the phone or tablet camera to scan it in, and then play as that character in-game.
Angry Birds Star Wars II will be released on September 19th alongside an expected storm of new merchandise, and if you went to San Diego Comic-Con this past week you likely saw the first demo of the game in one of the exhibit halls.
Watch out, Angry Birds. The Pigs have Sith Lightning.
- Edessa, signing off