Sunday, July 14, 2013

New Angry Birds STAR WARS game sequel (or is it a prequel?) is on its way!

I have to admit I was a skeptic when game developer ROVIO launched ANGRY BIRDS: STAR WARS that it was just a cheesy marketing gimmick to entice a new group of people to check out their product.  Despite that hesitancy, I paid .99 cents to download the game for my iPhone to check it out.  Wow was my initial view of the game wrong!  Rovio did an extraordinary job of creating a fun and challenging game that incorporated Star Wars locations and characters into the Angry Birds universe in a way that is humorous but not downgrading.  I find myself playing Angry Birds:Star Wars a lot when I have downtime and just want to sit back and relax for a moment.  What is nice about the game too is that I have no qualms about letting my young children play it - family friendly games are always a plus in our household.

Based on the success of ANGRY BIRDS: STAR WARS, Rovio will soon be launching a sequel (or will it be a prequel?) Star Wars game.  They posted this teaser on their blog on Saturday, July 13 and will be making an official announcement on Monday, July 15:

Based upon a movie poster from Star Wars Episode 1, you can only assume that the new game will be focused on the first 3 (or are they the last 3?) Star Wars movies.  Rovio in it's blog post states:

BIG news coming on Monday!

Attention, Angry Birds fans! Stay tuned on Monday, July 15th, for big news about a brand new game! We’re talking the biggest character line-up ever, awesome new powers, and maybe even a few surprises! Intrigued? Stay tuned for more news on #July15!

Here's the original Star Wars poster that Rovio spoofed:

The original Angry Birds: Star Wars game has done a great job of introducing updates with extra locations and characters but have been all from A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back so far.  They do need to add some Return of the Jedi to the game though.  So while they have incorporated elements from these films they don't have the characters and locals from the "prequel" movies.  I thought they may do this as updates to the current game but instead it appears there will now be a brand new game.  We'll know more on #July15!

If you haven't played Angry Birds: Star Wars the game is now FREE for a limited time for Android and IOS users. Enjoy!!!

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