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Angry Birds Star Wars coming to consoles

October release to feature new levels and modes

Angry Birds Star Wars has been announced for home consoles and handheld systems.

Promising to deliver "over 25 hours" of gameplay, the updated release will feature new competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, plus 20 exclusive levels.

It will be released for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, Vita and 3DS on October 29, 2013 in the US and November 1 globally. The game originally launched on iOS devices in November 2012.

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Earlier this week, Rovio announced Angry Birds Star Wars 2 for iOS devices. The mobile sequel is based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

In a first for the series, users will be able to "scan" characters directly into the game using a new line of over 30 collectable Telepods figures from Hasbro.

Players will also be able to choose their allegiance, allowing them to "Join the Pork Side".

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be released on the App Store on September 19. It will be accompanied by new toys, books, apparel and more.

Angry Birds Trilogy will be available for Wii and Wii U this August.

The Angry Birds series topped one billion downloads across all platforms last May.