| Thursday, February 14, 2013
Yes! Though it sounds like they could have gone with better voice actors in casting, today’s release of a trailer for the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back table, for Star Wars Pinball and Zen Pinball/Pinball FX platforms alike, did solidify one, uh… “New Hope”… That the team at Zen Studios is capable of producing a video game version of Star Wars Pinball that is every bit as epic as the real life tables (I believe I have previously mentioned my love of the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace arcade pinball machine). Indeed, this virtual table, featuring the battle on Hoth, drones, training with Yoda and, of course, the lightsaber duel between Luke and Darth Vader, appears to pack a lot of punch. That is particularly important with this table, as the film upon which it is based is undeniably the favourite among fans of the franchise.
Zen Studios plans to launch Star Wars Pinball later this month, beginning with a three-table pack, featuring the above-mentioned table, a Boba Fett-themed table, and a The Clone Wars table. Expect to hear more news about the Boba Fett table some time next week.