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You can't deny that Angry Birds is the biggest franchise going in mobile gaming, racking up hundreds of millions of downloads across its various platforms. It was only a matter of time before developer Rovio's licensing ambitions took it beyond some logical tie-ins (like Dreamworks' 2011 kid flick Rio). On November 8th, the aggravated avians will be going where pretty much every single major franchise has gone before: to the Star Wars universe.

Details on the gameplay itself are pretty scarce, aside from the Lucasfilm tie-in and releases for Android, iOS and PC. Presumably it'll be similar to Angry Birds Space, with its zero-gravity physics puzzles and astronomical settings. But Rovio is already planning a litany of tie-in products, including plush toys, Jenga, and Halloween costumes spotted by Idle Hands. Dear Lord, the costumes:

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Hey, it could be worse. They could be using the prequels. This is clearly only the beginning of the Angry Birds licensing galaxy - if you've got good ideas for the next tie-in game, let us know in the comments. Demobirds versus Republipigs? Agatha Christie's Murder By Slingshot? Angry Bieber?

Angry Birds Star Wars

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Ok so how about Lord of the Rings, Batman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter...this could go on forever.

  • Sam Lee

    Don't people ever get tired of the birds and pigs thing?

    • Julio M

      FTFY: Don't people ever get tired of the star wars thing?

  • Dipish

    Meh

  • D Nguyen

    How about just kill off this very tired franchise. Rovio's one hit wonder because frankly all their other attempts beside Angry Birds has been lukewarm at best.

    • CJ Walker

      When a franchise begins making millions of dollars they don't just kill it...

      • http://www.facebook.com/Sbaker1689 Seth Baker

        Ya, look at Call of Duty. MW2 was a huge hit for consoles and the rest since then have been trash but people still buy them up because they have Call of Duty in the name. That is all Angry Birds is now, the first was loads of fun and at the time the best game you could get on your phone. Now people only buy them because of its name even though the games are kinda crap now that better games are out.

    • GazaIan

      When you're making millions off of a franchise, one does not simply kill the money making franchise.

    • Tee

      I guess you haven't seen the AB backbags, stickers, reflectors, t-shirts, sneekers, socks, kick-boards, darts, pencils, pen-bags, rubbers, rulers and stuff yet? They're all here in Finland already.

  • Brian Calendine

    Shouldn't that be republibirds vs. demopigs? ;)

    • Jeremiah Rice

      [insert non-confrontational bipartisan political quip here]

  • br_hermon

    It's not on the same big-time-scale as Star Wars but... there has to be a "Taken" tie in here. Liam Neesen Birds and the pigs that took his egg. Come on... :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    I for one can't wait! Grabbing this the day it comes out!

  • fixxmyhead

    seriously there just milking suckers at this point. wish this thing would die

  • http://twitter.com/son_matthew Matthew Jackson

    we had an angry birds theme party when we were playing with our airsoft guns. its just a lot of fun in my opinion. i got into airsoft because of the video
    games i play
    http://www.airsplat.com/documents.asp?Link=airsoft-video-games and its
    just a lot of fun

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