Angry Birds Star Wars II introduces Skylanders-style Telepods

Angry Birds Star Wars II will be released on September 19 and introduce a new Skylanders-style ‘Telepods’ system, Rovio has confirmed.

The new game will follow the story of the three prequel Star Wars movies, and will also invite players to play as the enemy pigs – ‘the pork side’ – for the first time.

The new Telepods are the result of a collaboration with Hasbro, and will allow players to scan real toys into the game, similar to Activision’s lucrative Skylanders figures.

A new line of merchandise will arrive with the game’s release, and Hasbro’s Telepods will arrive at retail in time for the game’s release on the App Store on September 19.

You can watch the trailer that accompanies the announcement below.