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Angry Birds Star Wars Teases Slingshot Equipped Millennium Falcon

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We’ll be some of the first to admit that the Angry Birds series has lost its luster. There are too many variations of it, too many tie-ins to mainstream products, and too much in-your-faceness for our liking. Our feelings may have changed slightly when we saw the teaser for Angry Birds Star Wars, though. A part of us (Tim mostly) became instantly excited again. There’s just something about Star Wars combined with a silly cartoon or children’s product that amounts to pure gold. (Look at Legos?)

In today’s teaser, the Millennium Falcon makes its first appearance, equipped with a slingshot. How can that not get you excited for its November 8 release?

  • nightscout13

    Yes, I will play…..

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Looks good Red 5. Continue on your run and stay away from those turrets.

  • pookietookie

    A parsec is a unit of distance, not time. Stupid Han Solo.

    • Bob O’Daniel

      I know I’m probably going to get voted down for this but:

      Han Solo was not referring directly to his ship’s speed when he made this
      claim. Instead, he was referring to the shorter route he was able to
      travel by skirting the nearby Maw black hole
      cluster, thus making the run in under the standard distance. By moving
      closer to the black holes, Solo managed to cut the distance down to
      about 11.5 parsecs. He’s not referring to how quickly he flew, but how skillfully he flew.

      • pookietookie

        Wow. Respect for that comment. I retract mine! :-)

      • arthur2142

        I’ll vote you UP. Even if your explanation isn’t true, it sure sounds legit, and I like the enhanced description of what Han was saying.

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        The force is strong in you

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      This was never about time — it’s about distance. Han was able to do this run using the shortest amount of distance possible — in this case, 12 parsecs.

      (The Kessel Run involves a route around a black hole. In order to not get drawn in, vessels swing wide or else they get drawn in by the event horizon. Han piloted a shorter route [shorter distance] than other pilots… ergo, he made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs.)

  • xraytedjim

    This might be the Angry droids I have been looking for.

  • r0lct

    Just remember, Han shot FIRST!

  • Nick S

    I was actually more excited about this before I saw the slingshot-equipped Millennium Falcon; I really was hoping they would go a different direction than the same old Angry Birds formula with a Star Wars makeover.

  • ddevito

    Experiencing a slow news day you are

  • YourFriend

    Anyone else sick and tired of Angry Birds at this point? This whole Star Wars crossover is just depressing, not to mention that’s a whole new low for George Lucas who continues to ruin the Star Wars brand.

    • michael arazan

      Lucas Arts needs to be making some android games. I’d love the trench run on my phone, or some speeder bikes through endore. Or rogue squadron action

  • duke69111

    For a software/game company, they have a nice video department.

  • http://twitter.com/defiantj3 Jason V

    Should be a fun game at first. Then there will be a remastered altered version that will screw things up :P

    • Nick S

      Noooooooooooooo!!!

    • raoul duke

      han shot first!!!

  • JoshGroff

    Well, since I actually liked space the most out of the 4, I might actually like this one too. The first 3 were just meh. Space added a nice unique twist to the games physics. Throw in star wars themed levels/character designs, and why the heck not.

  • DigitalEnforcer

    Sorry… I’m just done with anything Angry Birds. Bad Piggies on the other hand…. that’s a REAL gem :)

  • real news

    who cares about this app anymore! Give us some real news

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

    • Michael_NM

      Very well played KD. :-)