Zen Studios, Telltale Games, and The Walking Dead writer/co-creator Robert Kirkman have announced that they will release a Walking Dead pinball table for consoles, PCs, and mobile devices — including, presumedly, Zen Pinball for PlayStation and Pinball FX 2 for Xbox and PC — later this summer.
The table is based on all five episodes of Telltale’s game The Walking Dead: Season One and will feature such familiar characters as Lee, Clementine, and others.
“A true collaborative effort,” the announcement states, “both Zen and Telltale have worked together on each detail of the table design, sharing ideas and fusing their passion to bring the story and choice-driven gameplay of The Walking Dead: Season One journey to the playfield. Touring locations from Clementine’s treehouse and Everett’s pharmacy in Macon, all the way down the tracks to the walker-infested streets of Savannah, players will find an authentic tour of Season One capturing the peril and drama of Lee and Clementine’s story.”
“Zen knocked it out of the park with their interpretation Telltale’s first season of The Walking Dead as a pinball table,” Steve Allison, SVP of Publishing at Telltale Games says in the announcement. “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.”
Adds Mel Kirk, Vice President of Publishing at Zen Studios, “Zen Studios is a huge admirer of Telltale Games, and we truly cherish the opportunity to work with such amazing visionaries. Working with Telltale’s The Walking Dead is a hallmark moment as we continue our quest to create the most memorable and authentic pinball experiences.”
Zen Studios and Telltale Games have also released a short teaser trailer, which you can see here.
For more information on this or any of their other pinball tables, visit Zen Studio’s blog here.
And for more on The Walking Dead games, including the ongoing Season Two, visit Telltale Games here.
Finally, to get a sense of how Zen Studios make their pinball tables, check out my interview with table designer Peter Grafl here.