Angry Birds Star Wars II goes free as Apple’s App of the Week


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…

From the App Store description:

“The Force is strong with this one. Get ready for Angry Birds Star Wars II – the epic follow-up to the #1 smash hit game! Based on the Star Wars movie prequels, use the Force for good against the greedy Pork Federation or choose a much darker path. That’s right; for the first time ever you can “Join the Pork Side” and play as the fearsome Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine and many other favorites!

JOIN THE PORK SIDE! For the first time ever play as the pigs! Wield Darth Maul’s double-bladed Lightsaber, or play as Darth Vader, General Grievous and other villains!”

Here’s your gameplay trailer:

Another interesting thing about the game is its support of TELEPODS! These are essentially figurines you can ‘teleport’ into the game by placing them on your device’s camera. Rovio calls it a ‘groundbreaking new way to play games.’

And here’s Telepods in action:

Even if you don’t plan on playing it right away, I’d still go ahead and grab this game while it’s free. You never know when you’ll need to escape boredom. Angry Birds Star Wars II is available in the App Store, for iPhone and iPad, for free.