Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, has announced a worldwide release of Angry Birds Star Wars II for September 19.
The original Angry Birds Star Wars has been downloaded more than 100 million times. Its sequel, Angry Birds Star Wars II, will parallel the three Star Wars prequels and users will be able to play as the pigs if they decide to “Join the Pork Side”.
The game sequel will include a young Anakin, Mace Windu, and Darth Maul. Hasbro will also be releasing 30 new Telepod figurines, which players can scan with the camera on a smartphone or tablet to unlock characters in the digital game. Users will be able to combine physical play with digital play, to create a more interactive experience. The Telepods figurines will be released alongside the game in September, in addition to other clothing, accessories, books, and toys.
Angry Birds Star Wars II will be available on Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone devices. The game and applicable merchandise will be featured at Comic-Con in San Diego this July.