Portal Pinball Revealed

Valve and Zen Studios team up.

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Following an initial tease last month, Valve and Zen Studios on Tuesday officially announced a collaboration that will see a table based on the Portal series come to Zen's pinball franchise later this month.

The Portal table, called "Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device," will be available starting May 26. You can see the table in action through the video below. A variety of screenshots follow.

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Similar to Zen's other licensed tables--like those based on Star Wars, South Park, and Marvel--Portal Pinball features sights and sounds from the Portal franchise. You'll spot Chell and Wheatley and hear GlaDOS' distinctive voice, while ATLAS and P-Body will also make appearances.

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Half-Life 3 unconfirmed.

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@capocrimeboss: jerk


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Uhhm... it looks like a generic pinball table with a few portal elements scattered about, mostly outside the playable area. I was expecting you'd be able to like, hit the ball through portals, hit companion cube targets, etc.

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How about you focus on HL3 instead?

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@HiddenWarrior: yes, clearly, this game is the reason HL3 is not out yet

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@Glen_Runciter@HiddenWarrior: wow much sarcasm, so realistic, very wow.

I think HL3 has been delayed more due your cleverness.

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@HiddenWarrior: I doubt Valve had much to do with the actual development of this table aside from licensing and providing assets. Zen would've done most (if not all) of the work.

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Cool table theme, actually

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Portal. Pinball.

Pornball.

I guess it should probably be Portball though, huh. : p

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Another great looking table. I just wish my Zen Pinball high scores from PS3 would carry over to PS4.

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I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.

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@DigitalDame: You, [subject name here], must be the pride of[subject hometown here]!

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I never thought I'd be excited for a pinball game, yet here I am.

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Zen pinball has some really cool tables. This one looks solid.

Excalibur and Epic Quest are stellar.

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Well, this is actually cool... but I'm still resentful that Valve continues to do absolutely anything other than making games.

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@unreal849: We all are. Valve isn't a game developer anymore, just a digital game seller.

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I like how in one of the screenshots it says "FU, Nel".