Halloween is here and it's not just in the neighbourhood but also on our devices. Most gaming apps are getting a themed update with Steam recently offering up to 75% off
on spooky titles, Dead Trigger
getting its own Halloween update and new games like Zombiewood being made available.
Now it's trick or tweet time for the bird slinging franchise from Rovio. Angry Birds Seasons was next to receive an update featuring a new episode called Haunted Hogs with 30 additional levels and "never seen before ghost bricks". If this wasn't enough treating, folks at Rovio decided to put up an Angry Birds Friends Halloween tournament from October 29 - November 4 set to feature 6 new levels and demented zombie pigs.
Enjoy this video that features "never seen before ghost bricks".
In more Angry Birds news, the Finnish gaming studio published the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming Star Wars
edition. The initial part of the 50 second video features the red and pink birds as Luke and Leia respectively, where the red bird is trying to impress the pink bird with its lightsaber action.
The video then cuts to the red bird flinging itself towards the pigs who look rather animated. We see the red bird using its lightsaber to cut through the wooden structures, which is really cool!
This follows another level depicting the pink bird attacking an AT-AT Walker that is firing red laser bullets to deflect the pink bird's attack. As the bird near the legs of the machine, its superpowers are shown with the ability to pull an object with the lightsaber, in this case the legs of the AT-AT Walker, which tumbles and crashes. The pigs in this level don a Darth Vader look with the black head gear.
Prior to this, Rovio had published a 21 second teaser trailer that begins with the iconic Star Wars lines, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." followed by what seems like the Black bird donning a Jedi avatar and a lightsaber that is shaped like a slingshot. There was another brief trailer which showed the iconic Millennium Falcon that might make an appearance in the game.
Angry Birds Star Wars will be launching November 8 that will see a blend of the classic Angry Birds stories with the characters, themes and settings from the Star Wars saga, ranging from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star. Angry Birds players will also see familiar scenes from the Star Wars movies but the feel will still be true to the Angry Birds brand.
The whole idea stemmed from Angry Birds Space
, which Rovio developed in collaboration with NASA. It looks very interesting and we can't wait to play this edition of the Angry Birds franchise. Watch out this space for all the pig smashing action in its latest avatar.
Here's a look at the gameplay footage from Angry Birds the Star Wars