If fans of the now-defunct games company LucasArts were wondering what would happen to Star Wars-related games, wonder no more: Today, Disney, which purchased the kit and caboodle of George Lucas’ creative output back on October 30, 2012, has announced a partnership with EA, giving the games company the right to develop and publish games in the Star Wars universe.
Rovio has released six different Angry Birds games–most recently Bad Piggies–but none of them have excited me as much as the Star Wars one, ‘cuz I’m geeky. The new game Angry Birds Star Wars (ABSW)is coming out on November 8, 2012. We’ve heard the game will have players take Star Wars characters, such as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, place them in a catapult, and shoot them toward structures built by the evil Empire. Now we can see it for ourselves in this gameplay trailer, below.
Finnish company Rovio, the creators of the wildly successful game Angry Birds, has announced that a new version, Angry Birds Space, will be released on March 22. Rovio has found an out-of-this-world way to share this news: it had working NASA astronaut, Don Pettit, film a “galactic gameplay premiere” in space.
Video games are a fun hobby, but no one ever said it was an inexpensive one: a brand new video game for the Xbox can run you $60, and a hardcore gaming rig can cost upward of $2000. But does assassinating Templars and avenging angry birds really cost a family of four $17,077? Bloomberg seems to think so. I respectfully but strenuously disagree.
Is this stealth cosplay? Yes and no. Yes, if you’re one of the three people on the planet who hasn’t played Angry Birds (Hi, Mom!), you wouldn’t know quite what you were looking at. No, because she’s wearing a freakin’ Angry Bird.
I would too. Except that I would go with the yellow bird, because the yellow has some speed on him.