Rovio has released the newest game in its ever-popular Angry Birds franchise. The game is a sequel to the movie tie-in game Angry Birds Star Wars. Unceremoniously named Angry Birds Star Wars 2, the game introduces characters from the prequel trilogy, with the main mascot this time around being Darth Maul of The Phantom Menace and double-bladed Lightsaber fame.
Along with this, there are also other characters making a comeback, such as the ever-popular villain Darth Vader and the robotic Sith warrior General Grievous. The light side of the Force has characters such as Yoda, pod-racing Anakin and Mace Windu, among others.
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There is also a major new game mechanic this time around—Telepods. These are essentially a hardware peripheral which work a lot like the stand in Skylanders. You can put an Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods figure on the peripheral, after which, the character will show up as a playable one in-game. The game also features levels from the Pork Side of the Force, along with a bonus reward chapter and a few unlockable achievements.
The game is available for both Android and iOS. Android gamers can get an ad-supported version of the game for free. iOS users will have to shell out Rs 55 for the game, but it won't have ads of any kind. Previous games in the series, including the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Space, are available on every platform under the sun, including the likes of Android, iOS, PlayStation 3 and PC.