'Angry Birds: Star Wars' is coming, so get excited/angry -- VIDEO

In what surely amounts to the most important piece of Star Wars-related news you’ll read this news cycle, Rovio will release a Jedi-powered iteration of its ferocious fowl franchise, Angry Birds Star Wars, this Thursday — thereby completing the plan George Lucas wrote down on a cocktail napkin in 1975, which clearly read: “Three trilogies and a game about Finnish birds with upset eyebrows.”

The final trailer for ABSW promises a raft of new skills for the lovable birds, including the ability to shoot lasers, the ability to make fun sound effects, and the ability to reduce everything you once loved about the Star Wars trilogy into a few in-jokes. Watch the trailer, and May the Birds Be With You, which is something people say, apparently.

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Ask Darren stuff about Star Wars (best book: I, Jedi) or videogames (currently playing: Dishonored) or birds (least-favorite waterfowl: that snobby swan with the trumpet)


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