New Angry Birds Star Wars teaser pays homage to Millennium Falcon

October 16, 2012
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As a smuggler, Han Solo's talents can't be understated (except for that part with the carbonite, but let's not get into that). Han Solo's talents can only take him so far though - it's his ship, the Millennium Falcon, that does most of the work. A new teaser trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars gives the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo the respect they deserve, using one of Solo's famous lines from the films in the process.

The trailer, sadly, doesn't show too much, only the clip from A New Hope where Han tells Luke and Obi-Wan that the Falcon is "the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs," before cutting to an Angry Birds version of the Millennium Falcon as it struggles to make the jump to hyperspace. That's all there is to see, so sorry, but we aren't getting any new details this time around.

Of course, one problem we have here is that Angry Birds Star Wars is now guilty of reinforcing the idea that a parsec is a measurement of time, when really it's a unit of length. It was bad enough when George Lucas did it, but now we have Rovio - developer of the most popular video game series ever - doing it as well. We're not mad Rovio, just disappointed.

In any case, Angry Birds Star Wars is the next game in the series after the wildly successful Angry Birds Space. We still don't know that much about the game, but we do know that it'll be released on November 8. Could Angry Birds Star Wars become the most successful Angry Birds game yet? That's a tall order to fill, but with the words "Star Wars" right there in the title, we're thinking that it has a pretty good shot.


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    Actually, the “less than 12 parsecs” refers to the fact that the ship is good enough to navigate the Kessel Run using a variety of shortcuts other ships can’t use (the Kessel Run is usually an 18 parsec route), cf. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kessel_Run.