Rovio’s Angry Birds Star Wars mash-up launched yesterday — and took just 2.5 hours to reach the number one spot in the U.S. App Store. In a blog announcing the figure, the games maker noted that the speed with which its latest Angry Birds incarnation rocketed to the top of the chart beat all its previous records.
The game is also currently topping the U.K. iOS App Store paid app chart.
Angry Birds Star Wars recasts the Angry Birds as plucky Rebels, battling the might of the evil Imperial Pigs across more than 80 Star Wars-themed levels.
Rovio is not breaking out actual download figures for Angry Birds Star Wars as yet, but early signs suggest its fowl-flinging cash-cow remains in rude health.
Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company based in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a year of release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.
Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio, a developer based in Finland. Since its release for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices, over 6.5 million copies of the game have been purchased, and versions have appeared for other touchscreen-based smartphones. In Angry Birds, players take control of a flock of birds that are attempting to retrieve eggs that have been stolen by a group of evil pigs. The pigs have taken refuge on or within structures made...