The lights are on
Rovio has officially announced Angry Birds Star Wars II, after teasing it a few days ago. The sequel, which is based on Star Wars episodes I-III, includes new birds, new levels, and the ability to align yourself with the Empire or the Rebellion. The game also features a new Telepods component, which adds a Skylander's-like toy component to the game.
The trailer below shows a little gameplay, as well as a glimpse of how Angry Birds Star Wars II works with a tablet or mobile device to scan in specially designed figures. Players can then customize their Angry Birds roster to suit particular puzzles. Hasbro will be releasing more than 30 of these characters when the game launches on September 19.
Our TakeParents know what I'm talking about when I say that Angry Birds are nearly impossible to avoid. My boys have gone to at least four Angry Birds-themed birthday parties in the past year, and our house is filled with drawings of the goofy things. Rovio's going to be showing the game off at Comic-Con this week, and I'll definitely be checking it out. If they manage to incorporate figures into a game in a way that isn't exploitative or that blocks off significant chunks of gameplay, I'm fine with it. I suspect my opinion means little in terms of how Rovio views this surefire moneymaker, however.
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Jeff- do you know if it will be free-to-play?
Toy Component? NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Cant deny that Ill play if it also is released free on Android.
I'll play it but I am worried about the growing number of kid games with toy components that we're seeing. I think it's fine to have merch that goes with your game but I think things like Skylander and maybe this and others are starting to stray into the exploitative side of things like Jeff mentions.
They know they havea big liscence sothey are going to get every last penny out of it. I dont know what sp great about angry birds besides for children, my older sister loves it though. Its a very repetitive game formula that i get bored of after three easy levels or six attempts at a hard level. Cannon ball games have been around for awhile and i think once youve destroyed one structure built out of two by fours ive seen enough
OH NO ROVIO HEARD ABOUT SKYLANDERS
Well I was really hoping for this so
Angry birds...graphics get better, game gets older, interest gets thin..