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2012 -- Espoo, Finland -- Rovio Entertainment released the
bestselling and critically acclaimed
Angry Birds Star Wars game on Facebook, featuring
new power-ups, tournaments, and full social integration.
“It’s all the fun of Angry Birds Star Wars taken to
the next level,” said Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games at
Rovio. “You get the great Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay for
free, plus you can compete against your friends to see who is the
ultimate bird-flinger and Jedi Master.”
Drawing from the bestselling mobile game of the same name,
Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook features the
same imaginative characters and richly drawn universe with all new
Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook is another
great example of a top mobile developer building social games for
Facebook.com," said Julien Codorniou, head of EMEA Game
Partnerships, Facebook. "Rovio's games connect people with their
friends around the world through high quality gameplay, immersive
graphics and engaging social elements, and we’re excited to
see them bring their latest game to Facebook."
New weekly tournaments
With five new levels every week, fans constantly have new
challenges where they can demonstrate their Jedi skills. Compete
against your friends for the chance to earn in-game rewards and
establish your might as the galaxy’s most powerful Jedi
New Power-ups and Abilities
Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook features three
exclusive new power-ups: Blaster Droid, Saber Sling, and Thermal
Detonator. Use the Thermal Detonator to plant an explosive
surprise, the Blaster Droid for laser destruction, and Lightsaber
Sling for super flinging.
Plus, fans can now use the all new Clone Bird ability to create
a duplicate bird of their choice - perfect for tricky situations
where you need some extra backup.
Cooperate and compete with friends
Like Angry Birds Friends, the first Angry Birds app on Facebook,
Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook lets you both
cooperate and compete with your friends. Send in-game gifts, battle
it out on the leaderboards, or brag about your scores on your
friends’ timelines - it’s up to you!
Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook has even more
great content and surprises coming up, so stay tuned!
For more information, contact
About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment
media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the
globally successful Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry
Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon
within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid
app of all time. Angry Birds have expanded rapidly in
entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved
international brand. Following this success, Rovio published
Amazing Alex™ and the brand new Bad Piggies™ game.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world’s leading film and
entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a
privately held, fully-integrated entertainment company. In addition
to its motion-picture and television production operations, the
company’s global activities include Industrial Light &
Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the
entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio
post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucas Licensing,
which manages the global merchandising activities for
Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties; Lucasfilm Animation,
which is currently producing content for film and television,
including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CG-animated half-hour
television series; and Lucas Online creates Internet-based content
for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties and businesses.
Additionally, Lucasfilm Singapore, produces digital animated
content for film and television, as well as visual effects for
feature films and multi-platform games. Lucasfilm’s
motion-picture productions include three of the 20 biggest
box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and more
than 60 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm’s television
projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. Is headquartered
in San Francisco, Calif.
STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United
States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its
affiliates. © 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Angry Birds is a trademark of Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
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