Angry Birds developer Rovio has just posted a teaser image on its Tumblr blog suggesting that the company is to launch a Star Wars version of Angry Birds. 

Tweeting the news via Twitter the official account simply said: "Next big thing. #comingsoon"

The new blog says an announcement will be made in Times Square, New York, on 8 October at 10am EST - that's 3pm in the UK. 

No other details are given apart from that the new blog will share more details over the next few weeks. The image itself - as you can see from above - has what is presumably an Angry Bird in a Jedi cloak with a lightsaber. 

"We’ll have behind-the-scenes content, animations, comics, and much, much more," promises Rovio.

May the Force be with you? We'll find out next week.