Angry Birds Star Wars getting console release

Activision is to publish Angry Birds Star Wars on a host of new platforms later this year. The game will arrive on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, Vita and 3DS on October 29 in the US and November 1 globally. It promises to offer new competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, 20 exclusive levels, plus achievements, trophies and leaderboards.

Angry Birds Star Wars originally launched on iOS devices in November 2012. And earlier this week, creator Rovio announced Angry Birds Star Wars 2 for iPhone and iPad. Based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the sequel will launch on September 19 alongside Skylanders-like toys, allowing users to scan over 30 characters directly into the game using a new line of collectable Telepods figures from Hasbro.

Bundling Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, the Angry Birds Trilogy is also coming to Wii U this August. The compilation released on Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS last year and quickly became a million-selling title. The Angry Birds series hit one billion downloads across all platforms in May 2012.