Rovio Brings Angry Birds Star Wars To Facebook With Social Integration, New Power-Ups

Rovio’s Angry Birds Star Wars edition shot straight to number one only two hours after it was released on the App Store and Rovio has just announced that it’s now heading to Facebook.

The Star Wars version of Angry Birds is already available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, and Windows 8, and bringing it to Facebook will help spread it even further. The gameplay itself will be the same as the mobile app, but the social side of it has been completely redone within the game.

It works in much the same way as Angry Birds Friends, the first version Rovio released for Facebook. Players can send in-game gifts, check out their spot on the leader boards and post about scores and other stuff on their friends’ timelines.

In addition to that, the Facebook app will feature weekly tournaments with five new levels every week, so unlike the mobile app, you can never really completely beat the game. Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook will also feature three exclusive new power-ups: the Blaster Droid for laser destruction, the Saber Sling for super flinging, and the Thermal Detonator for planting an explosive surprise.

Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.