If you're a Star Wars fan (and who isn't?), Rovio believes it has the Angry Birds title you've been looking for all along. It's Angry Birds Star Wars, and it's now available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. That covers just about every major platform, save for Linux on the desktop (feel free to "Wine" about it).
"It’s a banner day for us," said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment. "This is our best Angry Birds game yet, and we’re excited for our fans to finally meet Luke, Leia, and the rest of the gang! But it’s more than just a game launch: we think fans are going to just love the new animated trailer and the Angry Birds Star Wars products, sure to be a big hit this holiday season."
New animated trailer, he says? Let's have a look:
Angry Birds and Star Wars is an unlikely pairing that surprisingly seems to work well, provided you're a fan of both franchises. You command a group of Rebel birds in their fight against evil Imperial pigs. In doing so, you'll get to wield a lightsaber and, eventually, go up against Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the pigs.
There are over 80 levels in familiar locations like Tatooine and the "Pig Star," naturally. It runs $0.99 on iOS, or $2.99 for the HD version. On PC and Mac, it costs $4.99, or $0.99 via Intel's AppUp center. On Android, the regular version is free and the HD version runs $2.99.