Sites were openly speculating late last week about a Star Wars themed Angry Birds from Rovio. This morning we’re getting official word that the new Star Wars Angry Birds is set to be released on November 8th, 2012. The game, which will get the full court press from Rovio, will also be available for Android, in board game format, and obviously plush toys, costumes, candy, card games, tee-shirts, and anything else the company can squeeze a dollar out of with this new partnership.

The game will feature Luke and his rebel scum partners battling the Empire in a number of Star Wars locations, and take advantage of Angry Birds Space’s gravitational dynamics, as well as Star War’s movie soundtrack.

Honestly, I can’t help but feel like this is an obvious attempt at a cash grab from Rovio and George Lucas. At this point, I’m not entirely surprised though. The continued bastardization of the Star Wars franchise that I adored in my childhood made me angry once upon a time. Now it’s just par for the course.

If Lucas is this hard up for some cash, maybe he should just release a Jar Jar Binks game where players get to flog the idiot Gungan. They’d make billions.