If you’re a fan of Angry Birds and a fan of Star Wars (and let’s be honest, who does that leave out?) then you probably want to know that Angry Birds Star Wars is available to download from the Windows Phone 8 Store right now! That’s right, Red Bird and Pink Bird have undergone an epic transformation in their endless battle against the Bad Piggies. Get ready to grab your Lightsaber and undertake an intergalactic adventure through iconic locations like Tatooine, the Death Star and beyond.
- Press the Search button on your Nokia Lumia and then tap Vision
- Scan the QR code
- Tap on the link when it appears on the screen
- Install the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace
The game was officially launched at midnight (PST) by Rovio and Lucasfilm and landed on Windows Phone 8 at the same time as Android and iOS. That’s thanks to some close collaboration between Nokia and our Finnish neighbors Rovio to get the game ready so soon after Windows Phone 8 launch.
That means lucky owners of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 can be among the first in the world to experience the bringing together of two of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises. And what better way to enjoy the game? Dazzling on Nokia’s latest ClearBlack displays those Bad Piggies won’t be able to hide, while the super sensitive touchscreen means you won’t miss a shot (even if like us here in Finland, you’re already wearing your gloves against the cold). You can even load it into your Kids Corner profile and let the kids discover Luke, Leia and all the gang.
There’s no doubt that if you can’t get enough of Angry Birds, the latest Nokia smartphones on Windows Phone 8 are the phones for you. Fans of our ruffled-feathered friends can already download the gravity-defying Angry Birds Space, while Angry Birds Roost, exclusive to Lumia, gives access to the latest Angry Birds news, videos, ringtones and videos. What’s more, from next week you’ll be able to launch all your Angry Birds adventures from within Angry Birds Roost, providing a single hub for your birdie fix.
As for when Angry Birds Star Wars might arrive on Lumia phones running on Windows Phone 7.5 – Rovio and Nokia want to make sure everything works as well as it can before they launch the game, but we’ll update you as soon as we know more. In the meantime, go and download Angry Birds Roost to access some free goodies and use the Angry Cam to liven up your photos.
May the birds be with you.
UPDATE: A lot of you were anxious about when the title might be available for other Nokia Lumia handsets. Our friends at Rovio have responded in the comments below. Here’s what they have said:
Hey, it’s Rovio here! We can see you’re all pretty anxious to get your hands on our latest Angry Bird titles, which makes us very happy. We just wanted to reassure you that for people using a Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710, we plan to have Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars with you in a matter of weeks. We’re working with Nokia to make both available on the Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 510, but we can’t make any promises, just yet. Keep watching Nokia Conversations for specific updates. May the birds be with you!