Excited cinema goers will be rushing in droves to see the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the silver screen in Europe later this week. (Sorry North America, you'll have to wait until 1st May).
Of course, every cinematic blockbuster such as this has a videogame tie-in of some kind and this is no exception. Zen Studios' fun pinball simulation Zen Pinball 2 already features other Marvel Pinball tables, but soon we'll be able to experience the delights of toppling the fiendish Marvel baddy Ultron with nothing other than pinball wizardry.
The Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron table will allow players to relive the struggle of Earth's mightiest heroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye against Ultron and his seemingly endless army. The table features dedicated game modes for each member of the Avengers team, including a first-person sharpshooting mini-game starring Hawkeye, a spectacular aerial melee combat sequence between Iron Man and Ultron, and selectable difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, or Hard) to cater to each player's individual skill level.
On Zen Studios' blog, the firm shared a little about the fun and games of creating a pinball table based on a big blockbuster movie like Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron:
It's both exhilarating and a bit overwhelming to base a pinball table on a film as it is being made! Often times, final decisions about the film (like costumes, lines, etc.) have not even been made while we're designing the table, so we have to be able to change with the film as needed. It really keeps us on our toes! We also have to stay true to the filmmakers' vision while still creating something uniquely fun. Piece of cake, right?
Timing a table release with a film's release is always a challenge; we have to be careful that there are no leaks, and most of all, no movie spoilers! Marvel's Avengers is a hulk of a franchise (pun intended!) and we cannot express how proud we are that Marvel trusts us to do the job well. We're stoked to be a part of this and that we get to share it with all of you. We truly hope you enjoy this table, the film, and more Marvel adventures yet to come.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC will be coming to Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4, Vita, Mac, Steam, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Amazon between 21st and 23rd April. Unfortunately for Marvel fans, the Wii U release is currently listed as TBA. Could this be the work of the fiendish Ultron to upset superhero loving Wii U owners? Let us know if you are looking forward to this new table with a comment below.