“Angry Birds Star Wars” Coming to a Galaxy Near You!

“Star Wars” has embedded itself as part of pop culture much like baseball and apple pie.  The Lucasfilm license has been used to cross promote with many consumer products such as cereals, candy, and yogurt.  Now, in the same vein as the “Lego Star Wars” franchise, the highly addicting and insanely popular video game “Angry Birds” will crossover with George Lucas’ “Star Wars.”

Rovio and Lucasfilm announced Monday that “Angry Birds Star Wars” will launch on November 8th worldwide.

The game will have the Angry Birds cast dressed up as Star Wars characters with game set against storylines and settings of the iconic space opera.

“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge game play set in a galaxy far, far away,” Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio Peter Vesterbacka said in a press release. “As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”

“Angry Birds” is widely considered a mobile gaming phenomenon. The game play is physics-based, where players shoots birds from a sling-shot to destroy buildings and take down green pigs. As the game progresses, the structures become more complex.

“Angry Birds Star Wars” is the fifth installment of the series, preceded by “Angry Birds Space,” “Angry Birds Seasons,” “Angry Bird Rio,” and “Angry Birds.”

“Angry Birds Star Wars” will be available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows, and Mac.

Source: CBSNews.com