Join The Pork Side, Young Jedi, With Angry Birds Star Wars II And Ian McDiarmid [Video]

Rovio just released two new videos on YouTube. Above is the actual teaser trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II, itself revealed last month.

In the trailer, the dark side Emperor pig is seen making a recruiting video of sorts for all the young piggies who need new weaponry to fight those upstart Jedi birds. It doesn’t go as well as planned, of course; this is Rovio in the director’s chair, not George Lucas.

The cool thing here is that the Emperor is voiced by none other than Ian McDiarmid himself, the actor who plays the Emperor in the real Star Wars films.

Better yet, there’s a second video showing McDiarmid doing the voices for the trailer, with some great behind the scenes footage that lets loose a little secret about the Emperor’s chair in the films. Be sure to watch it all the way through for your nerdgasmic moment.

While details are light on the ground as to what, exactly, Angry Birds Star Wars II will be about, it’s certain to make Rovio a ton of money. I’ll of course be grabbing it day one, so keep your eyes peeled right here for details as they happen.

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