Angry Birds Star Wars II has been announced by Rovio and Lucasfilm Ltd. The mobile game will feature more disgruntled exploding fowl, Star Wars characters, and a new feature to make parents sigh in resignation and open their wallets – Skylanders style collectible figures. “TELEPODS” figures made by Hasbro will allow players to add characters and powers to the game when they are scanned by the mobile device.
For the first time ever, players can choose which character they want to use in the app by “teleporting” their physical character into the game. Over thirty figures will be available at launch in September.
Hasbro ominously warned parents that TELEPODS figures will be used with more of their “incredible portfolio of brands.”