Rovio and Activision have launched Angry Birds Star Wars on the current-gen consoles and handheld video game systems. If these aren’t the SKUs you’re looking for, you’ll be pleased to know that the companies are also working on Angry Birds Star Wars Xbox One and PS4 versions, both of which will ship on those next-gen consoles’ respective release dates. Angry Birds Star Wars lets gamers engage in an interstellar struggle between the ragtag Rebel Birds and dastardly Imperial Pigs.
Angry Birds Star Wars marries the spirit, characters and classic imagery of Star Wars with the design and gameplay of Angry Birds. The resulting lighthearted adventure saga features inventive challenges, Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join 200+ stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars.
The current-gen version of the game available today includes cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. It also leverages the unique capabilities of each system to deliver a distinctive experience on each platform. For example, it has high-definition visuals on HD-compatible devices, supports Achievements and Trophies, supports online leaderboards, has voice-command support via Kinect for Xbox 360, and has touch-screen controls on the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
The next-generation versions of Angry Birds Star Wars maintain these features while introducing new play and interface elements exclusive to each system. The PS4′s version makes full use of the DualShock 4 controller’s touchpad to offer precision, touch-screen handling, paired with full support for PlayStation®Move in both single-player and local multiplayer modes. Players can also easily record and share their accomplishments with the world with the PlayStation®4 system’s automatic screenshot and video capture options.
The Angry Birds Star Wars Xbox One version also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system’s improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality for gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game’s launch.
Angry Birds Star Wars is available now on the current-gen systems for $49.99 on Wii U; $39.99 on Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita and Wii; and $29.99 for Nintendo 3DS. The Angry Birds Xbox One and PS4 versions will be available at each console’s respective launch in November, both priced at $49.99.