In Angry Birds Star Wars, a totally new edition of the game out Nov. 8th for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8, the birds and pigs alike will take on the personalities of characters from the Star Wars saga.
“They are not Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters,” says Paul Southern, vice president of licensing and consumer products marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. “They are characters in their own right.”
For example, Red Bird will be transformed into Luke Skywalker as an X-Wing pilot in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. “They’ve got personalities which are kind of similar,” he says.
Other birds provide takes on Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the game, which will likely have free and paid versions. And, of course, Darth Vader and the dark side of the Force will be represented. “You will see a pig-esque Vader and pig-esque stormtroopers,” Southern says.