Making a mobile game crossover is easy. Just take your popular game and re-skin it to resemble whichever pop culture phenomenon will rake in the most cash. This is twice now Angry Birds developer Rovio has screwed up that simple formula. It's probably because they're Finnish.
Good. Use your aggressive feelings. Let the hate flow through you. If Ian McDiarmid reprising his role as Emperor Palpatine in pig form doesn't sway you to Angry Bird Star Wars II's Pork Side — if you will not be turned — you will be destroyed!
Announced last week, Angry Birds Star Wars II gives fans the ability to swap out the bird (or pig) line-up in their iPad or Android game using physical toys, but Hasbro's Telepods technology isn't Skylanders. It's much simpler than that.
As expected, last week's Rovio tease has coalesced into the prequel-chronicling Angry Birds Star Wars II, complete with a damn Jar Jar bird. Significantly less expected is the integration of Hasbro's Telepods technology, beaming in powerful characters via physical toys, Skylanders style.