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“Marvel Pinball: Avengers” Announced

Posted on March 16, 2012 AT 11:33am

THE BUZZ: Zen Studios and Marvel Entertainment have announced that four new pinball tables, including one based on the upcoming “Avengers” movie, will be released this spring.

The tables will be available as DLC for both “Pinball FX2” on XBLA and for PSN’s “Marvel Pinball,” as well as a stand-alone game for the Vita, which marks Zen’s first game for Sony’s new handheld.

Based on the movie, the “Marvel’s The Avengers” table will feature customized balls based on the film’s stars Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, The Hulk, and Hawkeye.

The Avengers will also appear in a table based on the “Fear Itself” storyline, with the table using magnets (well, virtual magnets, anyway) in ways not seen on any other pinball table.

Pulling a hat trick, The Avengers will also appear alongside The Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock on a table based on “The Infinity Gauntlet,” while The Hulk goes four-for-four courtesy of the last table, which is inspired by the “World War Hulk” storyline.

All four tables will work seamlessly with “Pinball FX2” and “Marvel Pinball,” while the Vita version will include all the amenities you’d expect, including trophies, social leaderboards, and multiplayer.

EGM’S TAKE: Given what a great job they’ve done with such earlier pinball tables, Marvel-inspired and otherwise, we’re very excited to play these four as well. And that goes double for the Vita edition, since that system doesn’t have a pinball game yet, and a game system just isn’t a game system without pinball.

If you want to check out the reveal trailer, feel free to click below!

Paul Semel, Contributor
Paul has been writing about movies, music, video games, books, TV, toys, celebrities, and other fun stuff since the early-’90s. A regular contributor to EGM since 2004, he's also written for Entertainment Weekly, Bikini, Maxim, Raygun, Walmart GameCenter, Rides, and Emmy, among others. Please follow him on Twitter at @paulsemel. Or don't. Whatever.

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