Just days after Rovio released Bad Piggies, the mobile game developer has teased its next project. The teaser went up on the company’s official Angry Birds Tumblr blog, and was revealed through its official Twitter account.
As you can see from the picture above, the new project – set to be unveiled on October 8 at 10:00 a.m. EST in New York – will be some sort of Angry Birds game with a Star Wars twist. Of course, we don’t know exactly what kind of Angry Birds/Star Wars hybrid game this will be: Rovio hasn’t said much about the game, other than revealing the aforementioned announcement date.
Oddly, Rovio hints at some sort of partnership with Toys ‘R Us, a popular toy retail chain in the United States. The announcement says that the new project will officially unveiled in Times Square, New York, where Toys ‘R Us runs a flagship store. “HINT: Head to Toys R Us at 8am EST,” says the blog post, suggesting that the store is where the event – with any accompanying media – will be held and shown off.
Given that Bad Piggies is such a departure from the Angry Birds series with which Rovio has had such success, it isn’t unreasonable to expect some sort of unique twist for this new addition. Could it be a Star Wars RPG game, with Jedi and Sith replaced by birds and pigs? Could the birds replace X-Wings, while the pigs replace TIE Fighters, making a fun new Star Wars: Starfighter game?
I guess we’ll find out next week.