Posted Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 09:03 AM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Releasing on almost all platforms from Aug. 26 - 28.
When Zen Studios puts out a licensed pinball table for its various platforms, you might nod your head in understood expectation. When they do a table based off 'The Walking Dead,' and not just the property but the riotously excellent first season of 'The Walking Dead' Telltale game, your eyebrows should perk up a bit. From Zen's description and screenshots, it seems this table seeks more than just a visual representation of the game. Rather, you're making choices, allowing some characters to live and others to die, and following a storyline, all driven by a silver ball.
Those familiar with the game will recognize locations in each episode spread around the table. From Zen Studios:
"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."
The new table releases on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita on Aug. 26. Then on Mac, Steam and Xbox 360 on Aug. 27. Finall, for Wii U, Android, iOS and Amazon on Aug. 28. Notably, the Xbox One version is absent due to the 'Pinball FX2' delay for that console.
Source: Zen Studios
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