The pinball simulation game is notable for including a collection of real-world pinball tables, which have been accurately remade in digital form. It also includes a number of licensed tables, with new tables being added each month via DLC.
The game is already available on other gaming systems and mobile devices, but the Wii U version will offer some unique gameplay elements. Players will use the touch screen for plunging the ball and it will also display the dot matrix displays that you typically see on real pinball machines.
An exact release date is not yet known, although Mann has stated that the studio is aiming to get it as close to the launch date as possible. He also went on to discuss the issues that the team has run into with the 3DS version:
We haven’t abandoned the 3DS [version] completely, but it isn’t as powerful, comparatively, to phones that are running our game. We need a strong processor to run the emulation tech. We are still trying to get it to push an acceptable frame rate, but it is starting to look doubtful that we’ll ever be able to release the full collection for 3DS.
Is The Pinball Arcade on your to-buy list? Which licensed tables would you like to see in the final game?