Angry Birds Teams with Star Wars for ‘Best Game’ So Far

Rovio is back in the headlines Tuesday as word comes that Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. have entered into an agreement to team up for a new blockbuster entertainment franchise collaboration called “Angry Birds Star Wars.”

The project will launch November 8th.

The unique partnership 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.

“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,” says Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio. “As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.

Capitalizing on the popularity of the franchise, a massive retail launch for Angry Birds Star Wars is planned for later this fall.