On November 8th Rovio will launch its latest game Angry Birds Star Wars. The timing could not be more perfect given yesterday’s announcement from Disney that it had acquired LucasFilms and all the rights to the Star Wars licenses for $4.05 billion.
The buzz from yesterday’s announcement will further heighten the demand for the game when it comes out next week. There is also a very interesting infographic that provides a great side-by-side comparison of Rovio and Zynga and the current situation of both companies.
Zynga’s stock is now at $2.20, down from its high of $15.91 back in March. Rovio is looking to go public in 2013 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange which is probably a very smart move on their part. Rovio continues to make strategically timed moves while Zynga is still struggling with its mobile growth and executive exodus.