Angry Birds Star Wars Flies Next-Gen for the Winter

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Flying high today on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, Angry Birds Star Wars has now also been confirmed as a launch title for next month’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console debuts.

The current console and handheld retail editions already feature new content over the mobile games, including 20 exclusive bonus levels, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, and other platform-specific touches like Kinect voice commands on Xbox 360, PlayStation Move support on PS3, and touch controls on 3DS, Wii U, and Vita. The next-gen versions will further expand this feature set. The PS4 version will make use of the screenshot and video capture sharing as well as the DualShock 4’s touchpad, in addition to Move functionality. Similar online sharing features will be available in the Xbox One version, plus enhanced Kinect gesture control and voice commands, and a unique set of time trial challenges.

As always, the pricing is the real gotcha with these console Angry Birds games. Angry Birds Star Wars is priced at $50 on PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U, $40 on PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, and Wii, and $30 on 3DS. Adapting, enhancing, and expanding the game to these new platforms is no doubt an additional expense, but enough to jack the price from less than $5 on mobile devices to $30-50 on consoles and handhelds? That seems like an excessive price hike.

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