Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm introduce sequel to bestselling mobile game featuring TELEPODS from Hasbro, a fully integrated play experience for the mobile generation
An announcement has just been made that confirms the collaboration between Lucasfilm Ltd and Rovio Entertainment Ltd will continue. The new feature from this partnership is Angry Birds Star Wars II, which will be available in app stores around the world on the 19th September.
This game is set to follow the story told in the 3 prequel Star Wars films, and will introduce Angry Birds Star Wars characters that have never been seen before. For the first time ever, players have the option of ‘joining the pork side’ and play as a villainous pig.
“Angry Birds Star Wars was a blockbuster hit for us and Lucasfilm with over 100 million downloads since its release. We are thrilled to be able to introduce the exciting next chapter in the Angry Birds Star Wars saga to our fans around the world,” said Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment.
“Some of the most amazing character additions are versions of young Anakin, Mace Windu and Darth Maul. Hasbro’s TELEPODS technology also provides a great way to extend the experience beyond the app and bring a whole new dimension to the gameplay.”
The TELEPODS line from Hasbro brings an additional interactive layer of gameplay and content to Angry Birds Star Wars II. In addition to the vast amount of content readily available in the game, new characters and super powers can be unlocked for players by placing one of the collectible TELEPODS physical characters from the Hasbro line on the phone or tablet camera and scanning it into the game.
For the first time ever, players can choose which character they want to use in the app by “teleporting” their physical character into the game. Over thirty figures will be available at launch in September.
“Hasbro worked closely with both Rovio and Lucasfilm to deliver a fully integrated TELEPODS experience with the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app. Now fans can enjoy unprecedented and seamless dual play in both physical and digital ANGRY BIRDS experiences,” said John Frascotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Hasbro, Inc.
Simultaneously with the launch of Angry Bird Star Wars II on September 19th, a new line of merchandise will be introduced to coincide with the game including a complete line of toys, apparel, accessories, books and plush from best in class licensing partners. Hasbro TELEPODS will arrive in retail by September for the game launch and be presented to the public for the first time at San Diego Comic-con in July.
View the video below for a sneak peek at Angry Birds Star Wars II featuring Hasbro TELEPODS: