We had known the release was coming today, but it is always nice to see things happen without delay. That said, the latest version of Angry Birds has landed for Android and iOS. We are, of course, talking about Angry Birds Star Wars which has landed in Google Play as well as the iOS App Store.
Those using an Android device can download and play for free, or grab the HD version of the app for $2.99. Those with an iPhone or iPod touch will have to shell out $0.99 and those sporting an iPad will need to shell out $2.99.
Angry Birds Star Wars is currently sitting at version 1.0 for both platforms. The Android version requires Android 2.2 or later for use and the iOS versions require iOS 4.3 or later for use.
“The game follows a plucky group of Rebel birds in their fight against the evil Imperial Pigs. Fans will use the Force, wield a Lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where they’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs!”
Finally, Angry Birds Star Wars brings 80 levels of game play and given we suspect all you really want is the links to download…so without any further adieu, those links are as follows.
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Keep reading to check out the full press release…
Angry Birds Star Wars® available now!
New blockbuster property from Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. debuts with game, cinematic trailer and merchandise.
November 8, 2012 – Espoo, Finland – Angry Birds Star Wars®, the new blockbuster game from Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm, is now available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. The entertainment franchise collaboration also debuted in a new cinematic trailer released yesterday, and in merchandise already available in select retailers worldwide.
“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.”
The game follows a plucky group of Rebel birds in their fight against the evil Imperial Pigs. Fans will use the Force, wield a Lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where they’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs!
“We can’t wait for fans around the world to experience the fun of launching the Angry Birds characters into the Star Wars universe,” said Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. “This is the kind of creative partnership that has helped Star Wars remain vibrant and beloved for over 35 years.”
With more than 80 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and the Pig Star, the game features hours and hours of engaging gameplay, all new gameplay mechanics, the ability to level up birds, free updates, plus lots of secrets and hidden goodies. Fans can also train in the “Path of the Jedi” in-app purchase to become a Jedi Master.
Concurrently with the game launch, Rovio and Lucasfilm have also introduced tie-in merchandise and a new cinematic trailer, which retells the classic Star Wars cantina scene with Angry Birds Star Wars characters in the starring roles. Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise, ranging from Hasbro toys to apparel to plush toys, is available now from select retailers.
Rovio and Lucas celebrated with their fans in a Google+ Hangout on Wednesday evening, counting down to the launch at midnight Pacific Time.
For more information about Angry Birds Star Wars, visit www.angrybirds.com/starwars, watch the cinematic and gameplay trailers at www.youtube.com/user/RovioMobile, or download the game now from download.angrybirdsstarwars.com.