New version will feature 'Angry Birds' versions of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia

Angry Birds has joined forces with Star Wars for a new themed version of the video game.

Simply titled Angry Birds Star Wars, the mash-up will be available to download from November 8. Makers Rovio Entertainment have made a short trailer for the game, which you can watch at the end of this article.

Developed alongside Lucasfilm Ltd, the game features Angry Birds versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Obi-Wan Kenobi, while Darth Vader appears as a pig-like villain.

Discussing the mash-up’s characters with USA Today, Lucasfilm representative Paul Southern said: “They are not Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters. They are characters in their own right.”

Meanwhile, the video game will be accompanied by a series of Angry Birds Star Wars merchandise, including soft toys, action figures and a special themed version of Jenga.

Since launching in 2009, the Angry Birds video game has been downloaded over a billion times. Previous spin-offs have included Angry Birds Rio, a tie-in with the animated movie about macaws, and the self-explanatory Angry Birds Space.