First gameplay video of Angry Birds Star Wars

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…

Not sure about you, but the game looks fun, if this trailer is anything to go by.

I’m a huge fan of Star Wars so my judgement is perhaps slanted a bit.

What do you think?

Is Angry Birds Star Wars a welcome addition to the lineup or should Rovio stop milking the franchise for all its worth?