When Telltale Games' PR director teased a surprise announcement via Twitter yesterday, my fellow Kotaku writers and I compiled a list of potential game reveals. Nowhere on that list was a The Walking Dead pinball table from Zen Studios.
That's not to say I am not pleased with the reveal. I'm a huge fan of Zen's various pinball platforms, now available everywhere games are played, and I particularly enjoy when the studio flexes their table crafting talent on existing video game properties. Just look at this beautiful beast.
The table is a pinball interpretation of the first season of Telltale's award winning adventure game series, following the journey of Lee and Clementine as they go from one place to the next, attempting to avoid being eat or dragged down by other humans. Like the series, the table will feature choice-driven gameplay that's sure to be memorable, if you know what I mean.
"Zen knocked it out of the park with their interpretation Telltale's first season of The Walking Dead as a pinball table," said Steve Allison, SVP of Publishing at Telltale Games via press release. "Players once again get to step into the shoes of Lee Everett and protect Clementine as all the major events of season one play a role in the first ever pinball game that features choice and consequence gameplay."
The Walking Dead Pinball is coming to all Zen Studios' pinball platforms this summer, but first it's making a playable appearance next week at E3 2014.
Super excited about a surprise announcement tomorrow. Not a new series or episode, but playable at E3. Fans are going to flip! ;)
— Job J Stauffer (@jobjstauffer) June 3, 2014
Flip? Very clever, Stauffer.