Finnish games maker Rovio Mobile, best-known for its Angry Birds franchise, today released a “Master Your Destiny” update adding an additional thirty new levels to Angry Birds Star Wars 2. And for the third time since it launched late last year, Angry Birds Star Wars 2 has switched from paid to free.
Following Disney’s unexpected purchase of Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4.05 billion, the Mickey Mouse house is poised to release a seventh Star Wars film later this year. As part of the pre-release hype, the animation powerhouse has released a new Star Wars-themed app in the App Store.
Called Star Wars Scene Maker, it lets you create your own three-dimensional scenes and recreate iconic sets from the movies by dragging pre-made 3D objects representing characters, environments, weapons, props and ships across the screen and applying perfect camera angles (fixed mode, fixed tracking camera and chase camera) to them.
Mac games developer Aspyr released Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) for iPad last May and today the app has received its second major update while slashing the retail price in half. Previously costing ten bucks a pop, the game is now available 50 percent off celebrating this update, or just $4.99 a pop in the App Store. The price drop is valid for a limited time only so bargain hunters should grab the game now before the price goes back up.
As for the new features, the freshly updated versions has an improved support for iOS 7 ‘Made for iPhone’ controllers, such as Steel’s Series Stratus, Moga’s Ace Power Controller and Logitech’s PowerShell. Both extended and standard controllers are fully supported. There are also new languages in this KOTOR update as well as iCloud saves for keeping your progress synchronized across all devices… Read More
Disney announced yesterday that it’s working on a new game called ‘Star Wars: Assault Team’ for iOS and Android, and it’s set to be released later this year. Now I know you’re thinking “great, another Star Wars game, but this one looks to set itself apart.
Disney describes the game on its Tumblr blog as “a new turn-based combat game for mobile devices with strategy and card-battle elements,” where users will be collecting classic characters from the Rebel Alliance and more to defeat enemies across the galaxy… Read More
Apple has named Rovio’s popular Angry Birds Star Wars II game its App of the Week for this week. This means that between now and next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the application for both your iPhone and iPad, for free.
For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s Rovio’s second entry in the Star Wars-themed series. And like the first one, it combines the addictive gameplay of Angry Birds with characters and settings from the successful sci-fi franchise…
Warner Bros.’ LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is now available in the App Store. The game is based on the Star Wars-themed toy line by the Lego Group, and was first released on consoles back on November 6, 2007.
For those who haven’t played the title, it’s a mashup of Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and its sequel Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, and it includes content, characters and storylines from all 6 Star Wars films… Read More
Good news for those looking for a good way to kill some time while iOS 7 downloads, there’s a new Angry Birds game out. Rovio has just released Angry Birds Star Wars II, and it’s now available for download in the App Store.
Like the first installment, the game is based on the “Star Wars” movies, and allows players to join either the Pork Federation or the “Pork Side.” There’s more than 30 playable characters here, including Yoda, Jango Fett and more… Read More
If none of the above is your cup of tea, then how about some Star Wars? Right on cue, publisher Konami today released Star Wars: Force Collection, the first Star Wars digital card battle game. If you’re into the genre, Force Collection should keep you occupied with 230 character cards that include Episodes I-VI’s famous heroes, villains and vehicles such as X-Wings, AT-ATs and Tie Fighters… Read More
Yesterday, Apple gave would-be shoppers another reason to consider its $99 Apple TV set-top box by adding five new channels from the likes of Vevo, Weather Channel, Disney and Smithsonian. Piggy-backing on the development, a sketchy report by a Star Wars fan website is out saying Disney has been working with Apple on a dedicated Star Wars-themed Apple TV channel.
It should be unleashed time for the holiday season and permit users to stream the final episodes of the animated Clone Wars television series. More on that after the break… Read More
Angry Birds maker Rovio today posted two amusing videos pertaining to the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II, the first installment to its Star Wars-themed Angry Birds game that was released last November.
Keeping it on the fun side, Rovio invites you to “join the Pork Side” and play as the piggies. That’s right, Angry Birds Star Wars II will feature bird and pig versions. Exploring some of the more than thirty characters from the Star Wars universe to be featured in the game, these clips are voiced by actor Ian McDiarmid who played the legendary Emperor character in the Star Wars movies… Read More
Konami yesterday announced it will be releasing Star Wars: Force Collection on iOS and Android on September 4.
It’s going to be the first Star Wars digital card battle game, Konami said. Star Wars: Force Collection will challenge players to collect over over 230 character cards and discover special vehicle blueprints to create the ultimate Battle Formation comprised of the famous aircrafts like X-Wings, AT-ATs and Tie Fighters.
Once your deck is fully built, you’ll be set to challenge rivals in strategic battles, solve quests, participate in massive in-game events, level up among the Jedi or Sith Orders and more. Go past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
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… Read More
If you’ve been on the lookout for a deep discount on BioWare’s excellent role-playing iPad game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, now is the perfect time to grab your copy.
Publisher Aspyr Media has just slashed the game to five bucks, down from $10, as part of KOTOR‘s 10th anniversary. The massive download is discounted for a limited time so you’d be wise to pick it up like right now before this rare promotion expires… Read More
Nine days ago, Mac games developer Aspyr inadvertently told customers in an email communication that “the critically-acclaimed Star Wars RPG is now available on iPad.” Following that “leak,” Aspyr today released Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the App Store.
The iPad-only title is based on BioWare’s classic 2003 RPG game and includes unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets.
On top of that, you get to choose from nine customizable characters, use over 40 different Force powers, roam odd planets and vast galaxies and much, much more. If you’re a Star Wars fan, this one’s a no-brainer… Read More
As promised, Star Wars Pinball from Zen Studios has arrived on the iOS platform, launching today as an add-on to the company’s Zen Pinball (a free universal binary download). Celebrating the launch, developers have released a new teaser trailer which highlights the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett.
The previous trailer covered a table on the main deck of a Star Destroyer, based on the Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back movie. Each of the three tables is available as a separate $1.99 purchase from Zen Pinball. Zen Studios has pledged to release the game as a standalone download and we’ll update the article with a link to that version as soon as it hits the App Store… Read More
If you can’t get enough of Star Wars and have been yearning for something a bit more challenging and entertaining than Rovio’s Star Wars-themed Angry Birds, here’s some good news. Zen Studios Games has been hard at work putting finishing touches on their officially licensed pinball game dubbed Star Wars Pinball.
The trailer above highlights the Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back table which takes place – you guessed right – on the main deck of a Star Destroyer. Clearly inspired by the events of the film, it includes such memorable characters as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, plus the inevitable battles with AT-AT Walkers and Tie Fighters… Read More
If you’ve played Angry Birds Star Wars through and are yearning for more, check out the first content update, now available for download. Expanding on the initial levels on planet Tatooine and the Death Star, this content update contains new levels set on the icy planet of Hoth. Another surprise: Pink Bird debuts as Princess Leia. Also, looks like there are some AT-AT walkers to take down and pigtroopers to fight, too… Read More
I’m sure you know Angry Birds Star Wars is due on iOS, Android and a bunch of other platforms this coming Thursday. Rovio’s been promoting the hell out of this game and today the Finnish developer posted the official video that reveals much more in terms of gameplay than half a dozen previously released clips. Angry Birds Star Wars better be darn good. Otherwise, I’m gonna be hating everything Star Wars till the grave. I’ve also included a nice Darth Vader & Han Solo video after the break… Read More
A new Star Wars-themed Angry Birds game, part of a broad merchandizing partnership with toy maker Hasbro, is due November 8. It’s currently marketed under an SEO-optimized Angry Birds Star Wars moniker and we previously showed you the original teaser and a trailer featuring Princess Leia. Today, Finnish developer Rovio is out with another amusing video depicting romance in the making between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.
It also lets us in on gameplay action and mechanics. Looks like birds-slinging remains the focus of the game. This upcoming puzzler will introduce a host of crazy and officially licensed Star Wars-themed characters, each with its own personality and skills. I love how one of the birds is waving Lightsabers to penetrate the thick walls… Read More
Rovio’s so far teased Angry Birds Star Wars twice (here and here). This brand new mashup resulting from a partnership with toy maker Hasbro could be a smash hit, if previous Angry Birds games are anything to go by. Today, the Finnish developer behind the franchise released a new trailer that features Princess Leia and the pig-ified Storm Trooper helmet, have a look.
I’m a big fan of both the Angry Birds series and Star Wars. It goes without saying that I cannot wait to see what Rovio’s been up to with this one. The game arrives November 8 to iOS and Android, in addition to versions for Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac and PCs running Windows 8. Say what you will, but Rovio sure knows how to milk the franchise, but not at the expense of gameplay creativity… Read More