GAMING: Angry Birds and Star Wars join “forces”

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What do I do when I’m not busy over in the San Fernando Valley, or working behind the scenes for Slave Drive Schleicher I mean, my loverly boss Mr. Schleicher? I spend my days on my iPhone flinging little birds and silly pigs.  I’ve got all the games, and I can knock most of the levels out with three stars no problem – almost like there is some kind of force driving my mad skillz as a boss Angry Birds player.  Now I know why – Angry Birds Star Wars.

Seems like Lucasfilm and Rovio Entertainment have teamed to launch Angry Birds Star Wars which has the birds taking on the looks of the characters from the Star Wars movies.  I wonder who gets to be Princess Leia and Padme?  Me, I’m hoping for the little blue birds that split apart, with the bomb bird taking on the role of Darth Vader…

Anyway, the companies sent out a press release about the November 8th launch, that even included a quote from the Mighty Eagle himself – Peter Vesterbacka.

“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 a galaxy far, far away,” said Peter Vesterbacka, the Mighty Eagle and 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.”

Heh… see what he did there, ’cause I totally did…

And like all the other Angry Birds games that have launched, there is going to be a ton of merchandise to go along with it that start arriving October 28th – a week ahead of the game launch.

Angry Birds Space is still hitting that sweet spot for me, and I know all the Spoilerites will be picking this game up when it lands on every conceivable platform out there – except for Linux, XBox, Playstation, Wii…