Rovio, the people behind the MONSTER hit Angry Birds, have released an announcement video for Angry Birds Star Wars II over their website and youtube.
The game will launch on app stores on September 19th and will feature new levels, characters, and the ability to play as “the Pork Side.” That should certainly mix up the game play quite a bit. (I know I’m looking forward to the Mace Windu bird myself.)
Even more interesting is the inclusion of the new feature “Telepods.” These are toys that can be brought into the game to help customize your bird lineup for each stage. This is an interesting mechanic that many of us are familiar with if our kids already play Skylanders or Disney Infinity. We’ll have to wait and see if the levels are harder to encourage the purchase of these extra characters, or if the game is playable without them. I’ll let you know when we review the game in a few weeks.
What do you think? Are you downloading this day one? Or are you and your family “Angry Bird-ed out?”