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  Angry Birds Star Wars now on Facebook!
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12/17/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

December 17, 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 social features.

" 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 master!

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 media@rovio.com

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. www.rovio.com

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. Copyright 2009-2012 Rovio Entertainment Ltd. All rights reserved.

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