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| July 13, 2013
Is Rovio About To Launch A Prequel Game To Angry Birds Star Wars?
Rovio has just come out with a teaser for what appears to be another teaser for a new Angry Birds game. In its latest blog post, the Finnish entertainment company teases:
Attention, Angry Birds fans! Stay tuned on Monday, July 15th, for big news about a brand new game! We’re talking the biggest character line-up ever, awesome new powers, and maybe even a few surprises! Intrigued? Stay tuned for more news on #July15!The post is accompanied by a cartoon image, shown above, of a red Angry Bird dressed like Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace." Amid a backdrop depicting the desert planet of Tatooine, avian Anakin casts a menacing shadow that resembles his future diabolical self, Darth Vader — or as he's known in the Angry Birds Star Wars universe, Lard Vader. Indeed, this forthcoming brand new game appears to be a prequel to Angry Birds Star Wars, which was released by Rovio last November, and to both commercial and critical success at that. As it happens, Angry Birds Star Wars for iPhone and Angry Birds Star Wars HD for iPad are currently available for free as part of Apple's App Store App of the Week promotion. They're normally priced at $0.99 and $2.99, respectively. This upcoming presumed prequel to Angry Birds Star Wars is already the second new Angry Birds game teased by Rovio in just a month. A month ago, the company released a teaser for Angry Birds Go!, which may turn out to be either a racing game or an endless running game. Of course, we'll be sure to let you know about whatever brand new Angry Birds Star Wars-themed game Rovio has planned to announce a couple of days from now as soon as more information becomes available.