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November 29, 2012 -- Espoo, Finland -- Rovio Entertainment released the first update to Angry Birds Star Wars today, based on the climactic Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Set against the backdrop of the ice planet of Hoth, fans must lead the desperate Rebel birds to safety as they’re pursued by AT-ATs and Pigtroopers. Luckily the Rebels have an ace up their sleeve: Pink Bird debuts as Princess Leia with an attractive new power!

See Princess Leia and the AT-ATs in action in the gameplay trailer and teaser animation.

Featuring 20 new levels, the free update is available now on iOS, with Android, Mac and PC coming soon, and other platforms to follow.This is just the beginning of the story from Episode V, to stay tuned for more adventures coming up!

Angry Birds Star Wars is available for download in app stores everywhere. It’s gotten an incredible reaction from fans and critics alike, with an average user rating of 5/5 stars on iTunes. For more information, check out, or contact

Rovio Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Angry Birds have expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Following this success, Rovio published Amazing Alex™ and the brand new Bad Piggies™ game.