Angry Birds Star Wars Trailer Featuring Footage from Film Series Released
Rovio has released another trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars game that features footage from the actual film series.
Seeing parts of the film used in advertising is rare as Lucasfilm holds the rights to it and normally doesn't allow a third party to use it.
The new ad for the game features Princess Leia delivering her famous line "aren't you a little short for a storm trooper," as an angry bird takes off the helmet to reveal his identity.
The first Angry Birds Star Wars trailer was launched by Rovio earlier this month.
That trailer for the game was released Oct. 8 and the new Angry Birds will land on iOS and other platforms on Nov. 8. Rovio will also partner up with Hasbro to create a new line of "Star Wars"-themed Angry Birds toys.
The game will take place in different places found in the "Star Wars" films including the Death Star and Tatooine. The Angry Birds will also be disguised as some of the most popular characters from the science fiction film series including Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
"This is the best Angry Birds game we've ever done," said Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio. "It's the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in a galaxy far, far away. As a big Star Wars fan myself, I'm really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one."
Lucasfilm's Vice President and Head of Studio Operations Colum Slevin also expressed his excitement for the new game.
"Both Star Wars and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun," he said. "People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination."
Angry Birds Star Wars will also be available on Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, and Windows Phone in the near future.