Angry Birds Star Wars trailer shows first gameplay

Angry Birds Star Wars is a cute idea, not to mention a potential money-making juggernaut for Rovio. But all of the trailers so far have sold the concept in broad cartoon terms. Today, we've gotten our first look at the gameplay thanks to a new trailer.

Not surprisingly, it looks like Angry Birds, with a few artifacts from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. We see two of the birds' special abilities: Luke (the red bird) swinging a lightsaber at a structure and Leia (pink) shooting her blasters at an AT-AT walker. The gameplay glimpse is very brief, but it seems safe to conclude from this look that the game on the whole will similarly be Angry Birds with a shiny coat of Star Wars paint. The game is slated for November 8.