What would happen if one of the biggest sci-fi/fantasy franchises and on the most successful mobile gaming franchises of all time joined forces? We may find out sooner you think as Rovio recently teased what could be their biggest crossover ever – Angry Birds Star Wars!
Earlier today Rovio posted the following on Twitter, accompanied by the image you see above:
Shortly after that an official Tumblr page appeared showing off the same image, this time as an animated GIF that made things much more clear and leads us to believe that some sort of Star Wars / Angry Birds crossover is just around the corner.
Rovio hasn’t shared any specific details, but if the lightsaber action seen above isn’t a dead giveaway I don’t know what is. Stay tuned, as we’ll surely have more information to share with you very soon.
UPDATE: Almost immediately after writing this we stumbled across a story on Fast Company that claims to have more details on the Star Wars Angry Birds crossover, straight from LucasFilm.
Apparently, the new agreement between the two giants will see a new game featuring the Angry Birds as characters from the Star Wars universe. Red Bird, for instance, will be playing the part of Luke Skywalker and the game supposedly launched on Oct. 28th.
The official announcement is set for Monday, October 8th at New York’s Times Square Toys’R’Us store where a new line of Angry Birds Star Wars toys will also see their debut.