Just a mere two weeks after the release of the highly successful sequel to Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, it seems Rovio is poised to launch yet another spin-off to the popular series of puzzle games and surprisingly enough, it’s a crossover with the beloved sci-fi franchise and cultural phenomenon Star Wars.
Yesterday afternoon, Rovio unveiled this image on the new Angry Birds Tumblr
page with the simple message “Something huge is on the way….
The Tumblr page would later state that the big reveal will happen on Monday morning at the Toys R’ Us store in Times Square. According to Fast Company
, this crossover will be a huge marketing campaign that will feature much more than a mobile game with the Angry Birds
posing as iconic Star Wars
characters (Red Bird as Luke, Big Brother Bird as Chewbacca, Yellow Bird as Han Solo, Black Bird as Obi Wan, etc..).
Apparently, Rovio and Lucas Films have signed up to 50 licensing agreements for tie-in products ranging from bedsheets to action figures to board games. The Angry Birds: Star Wars
Jenga game, which has the birds using their brand of “The Force” to topple the Piggie Death Star, has already been revealed thanks to an Amazon
Considering how incredibly popular both of these franchises are with kids, this was a brilliant move by both parties and one that I’m sure will make them a lot of money. Here’s hoping it’ll also result in another fun time wasting mobile title.