Rovio announces Angry Birds Star Wars II coming September 19

By , Jul 15, 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars sequel (teaser 002)

Just a few days after teasing Angry Birds Star Wars II, Rovio has announced today that the highly anticipated sequel will land in the App Store on September 19. As aforementioned, the game will tackle the prequels and feature a wide roster of new characters.

The Finnish developer says that gamers will get to play with 30 never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters, as well as choose their side—the ‘Pork side’ or the Empire. And the game will launch alongside new interactive toys from Hasbro called Telepods…

From Rovio’s blog:

“Today we’re extremely excited to announce the arrival ofAngry Birds Star WarsII, launching on September 19 across app stores worldwide!

The new game will tackle the prequels, introducing a wide roster of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters. The best part? You’ll get to play with over 30 of them!

At this point we will not comment on rumors or speculation that Jar Jar Binks will be in the game.”

Now as for the Hasbro toys, Rovio says there will be a line of over 30 collectable, ’Telepods.’ Placing these interactive figurines onto your phone or tablet camera will scan your character of choice directly into the game, allowing you to select new characters on the fly.

Here’s a video demo:

Again, Telepods will be launching alongside Angry Birds Star Wars II on September 19, and it sounds like a ton of other game-related apparel—new toys, books, etc.—will be hitting stores around the same time. So Angry Birds/Star Wars fans, get your credit cards ready.

Who’s excited?

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  • Markus Hudobnik

    Milk milk milk

  • The Truth

    Tiny Theif is fun. Angry Birds is crap.

  • ipjur

    Not another Angry Birds game…It’s getting boring/annoying to see so many Angry Birds games available (Angry Birds,Angry Birds Seasons,Angry Birds Rio,Angry Birds Space,Angry Birds Star Wars,Angry Birds Friends)

  • Andy

    Highly anticipated sequel? Ha, you gotta be kidding me.

  • D.

    Totally can’t wait to buy the app then spend MORE money on the IAPs. Really hating the App Store lately. Especially those greedy developers who sell their apps for $5+, then you have to purchase something just to beat the level. Ridiculous.

    • TripleXero

      Angry Birds apps are usually ONE dollar (and they even go free sometimes) and no one is forcing you to buy IAPs, the game is beatable without them. Also, no one is forcing you to buy the app itself

      • D.

        You’re really bad at determining sarcasm aye?

  • Fahad AlMaamari

    Well how about save data in the cloud to share it between all the iOS devices

    • TripleXero

      That’s on the original app now, so I’m guessing it’ll be on all apps by the time this one is out

      • Fahad AlMaamari

        How? Where?

      • TripleXero

        When you first launch the app, on the title screen there’s a little button that wasn’t there before

  • Lordthree

    What prequels? It’s not a real Star Wars movie without Mark Hamill and the gang.

    I’ll pass on this (I’ve dabbled with all the rest) – looks too gimmicky.

    My mother is an elementary school teacher and insists Star Wars is still popular with kids… I guess this ‘could’ sell well…