Zen Studios is adding more Marvel-themed action to its PS3 and Xbox 360 collections of pinball tables. This time around, however, the tables are based on comic storylines rather than individual heroes. A new trailer shows off what you can expect when Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles hits this spring. Spoiler: balls, flippers, and angled play surfaces confirmed.
Here are descriptions of each of the pack's four tables, straight from Zen:
• Marvel’s The Avengers
table reflects the events of this summer’s highly anticipated blockbuster, pitting all six Avengers against Loki’s invasion of Earth. Nick Fury commands the team of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, each character represented by a customized ball that echoes his or her own appearance and power set.
• Hulk Smash! After the Hulk’s banishment to outer space, he returns to Manhattan to seek revenge against the Illuminati and wage war against the X-Men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange in World War Hulk
• The Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock enlist Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – including you – to recover the six Infinity Gems from Thanos and save the universe in The Infinity Gauntlet
. The intense pinball atmosphere heightens as each Infinity Gem produces a special effect on the table, such as literally flipping the table upside down with the Reality Gem.
• The Avengers must defeat Odin’s long-banished brother, the Serpent, and free the world from the grip of chaos in Fear Itself
. Featuring a table design unlike any to date, Fear Itself utilizes magnetic energy in ways no one has ever before experienced on a pinball table.
The game will be available as an add-on for Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360 and for Marvel Pinball on the PlayStation 3 when it launches this spring. Vita owners can check it out as a standalone download.