Angry Birds Star Wars force pushes its way onto Facebook

Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook today
Angry Birds Star Wars is on Facebook, bringing everyone one step closer to the dark side. The Facebook version allows players to compare scores and compete against their friends, and will have five new levels each week to keep the flinging fresh.

Angry Birds Star Wars has three power-ups just for the Facebook version, the Blaster Droid, Saber Sling and Thermal Detonator. It also includes the Clone Bird ability, which duplicates a bird of the player's choice. Keep in mind that Angry Birds Star Wars on mobile is fun, satisfying and clever, for the most part, and that surprised us just as much as it did you.
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December 17, 2012 -- Espoo, Finland -- Rovio Entertainment released the bestselling and critically acclaimed Angry Birds Star Wars game on Facebook, featuring new power-ups, tournaments, and full social integration.

"It's all the fun of Angry Birds Star Wars taken to the next level," said Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games at Rovio. "You get the great Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay for free, plus you can compete against your friends to see who is the ultimate bird-flinger and Jedi Master."

Drawing from the bestselling mobile game of the same name, Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook features the same imaginative characters and richly drawn universe with all new social features.

"Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook is another great example of a top mobile developer building social games for," said Julien Codorniou, head of EMEA Game Partnerships, Facebook. "Rovio's games connect people with their friends around the world through high quality gameplay, immersive graphics and engaging social elements, and we're excited to see them bring their latest game to Facebook."

New weekly tournaments
With five new levels every week, fans constantly have new challenges where they can demonstrate their Jedi skills. Compete against your friends for the chance to earn in-game rewards and establish your might as the galaxy's most powerful Jedi master!

New Power-ups and Abilities
Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook features three exclusive new power-ups: Blaster Droid, Saber Sling, and Thermal Detonator. Use the Thermal Detonator to plant an explosive surprise, the Blaster Droid for laser destruction, and Lightsaber Sling for super flinging.

Plus, fans can now use the all-new Clone Bird ability to create a duplicate bird of their choice - perfect for tricky situations where you need some extra backup.

Cooperate and compete with friends
Like Angry Birds Friends, the first Angry Birds app on Facebook, Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook lets you both cooperate and compete with your friends. Send in-game gifts, battle it out on the leaderboards, or brag about your scores on your friends' timelines - it's up to you!

Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook has even more great content and surprises coming up, so stay tuned!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.