Rovio Entertainment takes blockbuster game to Facebook with new social features, power-ups, and tournaments
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!