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Rovio Announces Angry Birds Star Wars 2
Angry Birds is one of the most successful mobile games in the world, appealing to fans of several genres, even casual gamers. The series is known for its addicting pick-up-and-play style, making it the perfect game to play when you need to waste a couple of minutes. The series has seen several different iterations throughout the last couple of years, such as Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars. Space took the birds to a zero-gravity environment where most of the physics from the first game were thrown away and replaced. Angry Birds Star Wars, on the other hand, took similar gameplay from the original game and mixed it with characters from the Star Wars universe in an attempt to appeal to the massive fanbases of both franchises. To the surprise of no one, Angry Birds Star Wars became a hit just like the games before it, and now we are going to see a sequel.
Rovio announced Angry Birds Stars Wars 2 today with a short teaser trailer. The game will feature technology like that found in Skylanders and Disney Infinity in order to allow players to transport different Angry Birds figurines into the game for use in a mission. With the press of a button on the device’s screen, the character found standing on the platform will be transported into the game for what seems like a single use. However, one would assume that there is some sort of cooldown counter associated with these transportable characters, as I cannot imagine people buying these figurines only to use them once.
From the trailer released today, it seems like most of the characters from the first Angry Birds Star Wars will be returning, possibly even along with new faces. Time will tell if this sequel proves to be a successful route, although one would bet that people will buy a new Angry Birds game no matter what, as long as the addicting gameplay is still intact. Rovio has a cash cow on their hands, and it seems like they know just how to treat it.
Feel free to check out the trailer for yourself below.