Angry Birds: Star Wars 2

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 announced, includes Skylanders-style scannable toys

UPDATE# 2 Angry Birds Star Wars 2's scannable figurines will simply be based on QR codes.

Kotaku got a sneak peek at the figurines at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, where it revealed that the bottoms of each figurine contian a tiny QR code enlarged by a magnetic base. As a result, there's nothing stopping people from scanning, distributing, and printing these codes. Of course, figurines are cooler than little slips of paper with lots of black squares, but simply getting their extra content will likely be achievable without shelling out extra cash.

UPDATE: Just days after the announcement of Angry Birds Star Wars 2, developer Rovio has announced a boxed PC and console release for the game's galactic predecessor.

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