Fantastic Four tilts the table in mid-May

First family of comics takes on Dr. Doom, Galactus, and the Mole Man in PS3 Marvel Pinball on May 17, Xbox 360 Pinball FX 2 on May 18.

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When Marvel Pinball was announced last November, Zen Studios put up a poll on its website asking visitors what comic-inspired table they wanted for the game's first postlaunch downloadable content. Today the developer revealed the winner and next table to be released for the game will be based on the Fantastic Four.

In North America, the Fantastic Four table will be downloadable for Marvel Pinball on the PlayStation 3 starting May 17, with Pinball FX 2 Xbox 360 players able to purchase it beginning May 18. In Europe, players on both platforms will need to wait until May 18 to get their hands on the new content. When it launches, the game will feature new trophies and achievements, as well as full support for Zen Studios' various social features.

The playfield is loaded with references for fans to pick out.

The table itself sees the Fantastic Four doing battle against a cosmic rogues' gallery featuring such heavyweights as Dr. Doom, the Super Skrull, Galactus, and the Mole Man. The playfield is littered with references to other parts of the comic foursome's mythology, with the Silver Surfer, H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot, the Fantasticar, and the Baxter Building all making appearances. The game will even provide examples of superpowered teamwork, with the Invisible Woman putting a force field on an outlane as a ball save, and Mr. Fantastic stretching his arm across the table to pick the ball up and move it to safety.

Those who don't fancy the Fantastic Four can hold out hope for more heroic pinball action on the way. Among the other Marvel properties considered for pinball conversion in the original Zen Studios poll were Captain America, Ghost Rider, and the Hulk.

For more on Marvel Pinball, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

14 comments
Spybreak
Spybreak

Pinball FX 2 has been such a great buy for me. Not only was I able to import in my already bought Pinball FX1 tables but the series of DLC tables are reasonably priced and give you hours of fun. More tables Zen, totally cool with that.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

The Marvel Pinball collection is incredible and well done if you like pinball. Good stuff.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

would much rather buy a pinball machine. Just wish I had the money.

thribs
thribs

A bit out of date since the fantastic four don't exist anymore.

monster637
monster637

all the haters...i said the same thing bought pinballfx cuz i had points left and .......guess what,,,games just like old school pinball feel...ou hate it n love it .....it can suck you in

bballerben007
bballerben007

If I got this game I would probably play it for 10 minutes and then never play it again.

snake63
snake63

I hate pinball in a video game. I perfer the real thing it could never be copied electronically.