One of the pleasant surprises out of E3 this year was the announcement of a Walking Dead pinball table from the pinball masters at Zen Studios. I had a chance to play it a bit at the show and enjoyed my five minutes with it.
Today the company announced that Walking Dead Pinball will be available for download on August 26th for pretty much every platform you can currently play games on. We're hoping to have a review soon up after the game is released so check back soon but given Zen's track record with pinball tables this is probably going to be a must buy if you're a fan of their previous games.
The Walking Dead Pinball Terrorizes Zen’s Pinball Platforms on August 26
Zen Studios’ highly-anticipated collaboration with Telltale Games will come to, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Amazon, and Wii U
San Francisco, CA – August 13, 2014 – Zen Studios, the creators of the Zen Pinball and CastleStorm franchises, are thrilled to announce that its upcoming table based on The Walking Dead from Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, will be launching on a variety of platforms beginning August 26, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Amazon, and Nintendo Wii U.
Zen and Telltale have collaborated closely on every facet of the table’s design, portraying the captivating story and choice-driven gameplay design of The Walking Dead: Season One in a truly exciting pinball experience. The table will present players with recognizable locations like Clementine’s treehouse and Everett’s pharmacy in Macon, down to the walker-infested streets of Savannah, and players will find a breathtaking retelling of Season One that keeps the peril and drama of Lee and Clementine’s story intact.
The Walking Dead pinball table also presents choice-driven gameplay across each of Season One’s five episodes, offering brand new story dialogue from the award-winning cast. Players will be tasked with choosing who lives and who dies in a walker attack, solving problems and raising the group’s morale, hunting down food and supplies, acquiring important tools, and navigating through the herd amidst an oncoming walker breach.
For all-new screenshots, please visit the Zen Studios Press Center.
About Zen Studios
Zen Studios is a global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading digital game platforms, and is recognized as one of the leading independent studios in the industry. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with offices in North America. Zen Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter, PopCap Games’ Plants vs. Zombies, Marvel Entertainment and Lucas Arts. Zen’s Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform, has garnered numerous awards, and was named the best-selling game of 2011. For more information about Zen Studios, please visit http://www.zenstudios.com.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year in 2012, after establishing a model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 "Game of the Year" awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metactitic, and more. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, and all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast, which will be released June 2014, and is also in development as a television show with Fox International for CINEMAX.
Since entering the comics scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, his own imprint at Image, which publishes his titles as well as other original work.
That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show. The show is in production on its fifth season and has become the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Kirkman is also slated to executive produce AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff show. Skybound original title Clone, written by David Schulner, is also in development as a television show at Universal. Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on both series.
Under the Skybound Entertainment umbrella Kirkman wrapped production on his first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.
About Skybound Entertainment
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman just wrapped production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.
Skybound released Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast, in June 2014 which recently got the green light for a television pilot with CINEMAX and Fox International. The Skybound original title Clone, written by David Schulner, is also in development as a television show at Syfy. Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on both series.
Skybound Entertainment and digital entertainment company Maker Studios recently announced a deal for the studio to produce and air four digital series based off Skybound IPs.
Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves.
Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures.
For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.thewalkingdead.com.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino . It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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