Angry Birds Launches Star Wars Edition

A new version of Angry Birds, the highest selling video game franchise of all time, will join forces with one of the most popular film franchises in history, Star Wars.

USA Today is reporting that Angry Bird Star Wars will be available for download on November 8th of this year, and will feature Star Wars characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and even a Darth Vader pig-like villain.

“They are not Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters. They are characters in their own right,” said Lucasfilm representative Paul Southern.

And just like most Star Wars vehicles, Angry Birds Star Wars will be accompanied by merchandise, including soft toys, action figures and a special themed version of Jenga.

Since launching in 2009, the Angry Birds video game has been downloaded over a billion times. Previous spin-offs have included Angry Birds Rio, a tie-in with the animated movie Rio, and Angry Birds Space.

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