New ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Trailer Reveals Tantalizing Hints
In the run-up to the release of Angry Birds Star Wars, creator Rovio is teasing us, now for a second time with a trailer. Like the first one, this second trailer includes footage from Star Wars, also from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This time we hear Han Solo delivering his most famous boast about the prowess of his Millennium Falcon.
This is the second of three trailers based on original footage from Star Wars, in what Ville Heijari, VP of franchise development at Rovio, told Mashable was “one of the few times Lucasfilm has allowed for such use of the original material.”
How will the game work? There’s a bit of new information revealed in this second trailer. The hint is less subtle than the one we saw in the first trailer — a couple of objects hiding behind the Death Star. This time, look for a blatant hint about one of the locations of the Angry Birds‘ weapon of choice, the slingshot.
And then there’s this illustration of the game’s characters, letting you in on the cast of players:
In addition to this clip and the first Angry Birds Star Wars trailer we showed you last week, Rovio says there will be eight trailers in all, capped by a three-minute animated short to be released closer to the new game’s ship date.
Of course, the game will be accompanied by an entire line of toys and schwag, available Oct. 28. Angry Birds Star Wars will be released for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8 on Thursday, Nov. 8. Meanwhile, take a look at Rovio’s Angry Birds Star Wars Tumblr for the game, inviting you to choose sides and submit fan art.
What’s the next Rovio trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars going to show? That Han shot first?
BONUS: Check out the Angry Birds Star Wars event at the Times Square Toys R Us.