‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Gets Sequel Game in September

Rovio, Lucasfilm expand game with 'Skylanders'-type toys and enable players to "jon the pork side" and play one of the villainous pigs

After the first mash-up of “Angry Birds” with Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” was downloaded over 100 million times, Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm are ready with a sequel to keep their new franchise fresh, and will releaseAngry Birds Star Wars II” on Sept. 19.

The new game will follow the story of the three prequel “Star Wars” movies, including the introduction of new “Angry Birds” characters like young Anakin, Mace Windu and Darth Maul.

Players will also get to choose to “join the pork side” and play as one of the villainous pigs.

Hasbro will produce a line of Telepods figures for the game, that unlock new characters and super powers  by placing one of them on the phone or tablet camera and scanning it into the game. Over 30 figures will be available at launch in September. Characters are similar to the figures used to play Activision’s “Skylanders” and Disney’s upcoming “Disney Infinity.”

News of the sequel comes as Comic-Con International kicks off in San Diego this week. Event runs through Sunday. First mash-up of “Angry Birds” and “Star Wars,’ with Hasbro debuted on Nov. 8, 2012.

SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars’ Takes Over Disney’s Club Penguin

Rovio plans a major product push around the release of “Angry Birds Star Wars II” with a new line of merchandise that will include apparel, accessories, books, toys and plush from licensing partners. New line will be available at Comic-Con.

Company is currently making its way to San Diego with the “Course of the Force” lightsaber relay race.

SEE ALSO: ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Races with ‘Course of the Force’ to Comic-Con

“’Angry Birds Star Wars’ was a blockbuster hit for us and Lucasfilm,” said Jami Laes, executive VP of games at Rovio Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to introduce the exciting next chapter in the ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ saga to our fans around the world,”

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