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Angry Birds Star Wars II to feature Hasbro’s Telepods

Published on: 18th July 2013

Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm have revealed a sequel to the mobile game featuring Telepods from Hasbro.HasbroRovioABirds300

Angry Birds Star Wars II will launch September 19th in app stores worldwide. The game will follow the story of the three prequel Star Wars movies, including the introduction of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters.

Jami Laes, executive vice president of games at Rovio Entertainment, said: “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. Some of the most amazing character additions are versions of young Anakin, Mace Windu and Darth Maul. Hasbro’s Telepods technology also provides a great way to extend the experience beyond the app and bring a whole new dimension to the gameplay.”

The Telepods line from Hasbro brings an additional interactive layer of gameplay and content to Angry Birds Star Wars II. In addition to the content readily available in the game, new characters and super powers can be unlocked for players by placing one of the collectable Telepods physical characters from the Hasbro line on the phone or tablet camera and scanning it into the game. Over thirty figures will be available at launch in September.

Simultaneously with the launch of Angry Bird Star Wars II on September 19th, a new line of merchandise will be introduced to coincide with the game including a complete line of toys, apparel, accessories, books and plush from best-in-class licensing partners. Hasbro Telepods will arrive in retail by September for the game launch and be presented to the public for the first time at San Diego Comic-con in July.

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