It's the way The Walking Dead was always meant to be played -- as a pinball table. Yes, Telltale Games and Zen Studios have partnered to make The Walking Dead Pinball, a table meant to replay through the events of the game's first season. I certainly hope playing the table is as ridiculous as it sounds on paper. Expect the insanity to be available via Zen Studios pinball platforms on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year.
Yes, when I say the first season of The Walking Dead game in pinball form, that's what I mean. According to Telltale Games the table will include locations like Clementine's treehouse, the Everetts' pharmacy, and even the streets of Savannah where the first season ends. The table is described as the following:
"A true collaborative effort, 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."
What does that even mean? Will there be choices made in the pinball that will change the way the rest of the table is played? Will the pinball table have a dramatic and cinematic story that may end up making me cry? I am both intrigued and kind of grossed out even by the idea. All I really want is a cool pinball table, but is there the potential here for something more?
Again, The Walking Dead Pinball is coming to Zen Studios' pinball platforms on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For those confused, that means that you'll have to download the Zen Studios platform and then buy the table through that. Check out Pinball FX 2 for an example.