Here's something I've heard a lot over the years: "They should make an Angry Birds game where you get to play as the PIGS!" Well guess what, that is indeed happening with the upcoming sequel Angry Birds Star Wars II. In the following trailer, which is quite humorous as Rovio's trailers tend to be, Emperor Palpatine–err, I mean whatever the pig equivalent is to him–urges you to "Join the Pork Side" before unleashing a sinister laugh. Even cooler is that the Emperor in the trailer is voiced by Ian McDiarmid, the actual Emperor from the movies!

The bummer part is that Rovio doesn't give up any hints as to what joining the Pork Side and playing as the Piggies actually entails. Do you fling them? Do you build a structure to protect them? We don't know yet, but they are planning to slowly unveil the many characters in the game starting with a trailer on Monday, leading up to the game's release on September 19th, so I'm sure we'll be finding out much more soon. And, don't forget about the TelePod toys that can interact with the game, which were detailed when Angry Birds Star Wars II was officially unveiled last month. Lots to look forward to so stay tuned for more on Angry Birds Star Wars II in the coming weeks.

  • TheGrimCreeper

    As much as I love & enjoy Rovio Entertainment & the Angry Birds series, I think they should stop.

    • Karzay

      They have to put bacon on the table somehow...

    • Andy C83

      Sure they'll stop making Angry Birds games... and pigs might fly.

    • nini

      Yeah, for as long as Rovio can make dough from Angry Birds they're not just gonna go "this whole game franchise has been great but yknow, I think we've actually made enough money and should shut things down, we've done all we can hope to do".

    • SumoSplash

      So you love the series, but you want it to stop. Just making sure I read that right.

  • fransoccer

    Yay it's gonna be fun for about 3 mins then get frustrating!

  • Sojourn

    I actually really enjoyed Angry Birds Star Wars, with a few minor niggles. And I love that they actually got Ian McDiarmid to do the voice acting for the trailer! While I was watching it, I was thinking "Wow, whoever they hired does a really good Emperor voice . . ."

  • Topbeast

    Who cares
    I'll be playing GTA 5;)

    • nini

      Good for you, big man.

  • Jake7905

    This is not the Star Wars game you're looking for.

  • pxlpshr

    Rovio will stop making Angry Birds when people stop buying. It's that simple. TA members don't represent the hoi polloi. We tend to hate IAPs, repetitive franchises like AB and bitch about buying games for more money over freemiums. But we're not the market segment - who love everything we hate.