Volkswagen teased Super Bowl fans early this week with a commercial featuring a canine choir and a familiar tune from 'Star Wars.' Let the (commercial) games begin. (PHOTO: Screen Capture / YouTube / Volkswagen
Lovers of Super Bowl commercials, Volkswagen, canines and Star Wars rejoice!
A new commercial featuring all four has surfaced more than two weeks ahead of Super Bowl XLVI.
Titled The Bark Side, the commercial teaser is a follow-up to last year's wildly popular Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial The Force, featuring a mini Darth Vader who successfully starts a Passat using, well, The Force.
The Force became an instant hit with Super Bowl viewers and viral video enthusiasts alike, earning more than 48 million views on YouTube.
Since debuting on Wednesday, the dogs in The Bark Side have been viewed by more than 3.2 million people on YouTube.
The Bark Side, which runs just over one minute, features a canine performance of the Imperial March, complete with a familiar scene transition to its tagline, Back. And better than ever. 2.15.12., and light saber sound effects.
Fans are encouraged to create their own Intergalactic Invite to game day parties on Volkswagen's Web site.
The canine chorus' answer to Chewbacca. (PHOTO: Screen Capture / YouTube / Volkswagen)
The teaser has also been making the rounds on Twitter.
Hilarious Super Bowl ad with dogs barking to the music Star Wars, wrote celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan on Friday.
Even an unofficial Twitter account with the handle @darthvader posted a link to the commercial on its account.
Super Bowl XLVI is scheduled to take place on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
In the meantime, scroll down to watch The Bark Side, courtesy of Volkswagen and a group of talented canines.