Angry Birds: Star Wars II, the latest version the reigning casual game Angry Birds, will land on three game distribution platforms of Baidu, namely, 91, Baidu Mobile Aid and Android market, on Sept. 19. The game will be released on the same day across app stores worldwide (report in Chinese).

Star Wars II is based on the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars franchise. Rovio, developer of the game, disclosed that users will be able to play over 30 characters in the game, including several notable characters, such as, Yoda, Darth Maul, and others.

Different from previous versions of the game, players will be able to join the pork side, firing piggies instead of birds from the slingshot while appropriately dressed in imperial gear.

The TELEPODS feature helps to add additional interactive players to the game. Users can place one of the collectible TELEPODS physical characters on the phone or tablet camera and scanning it into the game. For the first time ever, players can choose which character they want to use in the app.

Baidu game platforms also witnessed the debut of Plants VS Zombies II earlier this year. The daily game distributing amount of 91, Baidu Mobile Aid and Android market reached more than 69 million on aggregate, accounting for 40% of the total market, according to data released by Baidu this July.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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