Here's a [pineapple] surprise for you. Zen Studios has been quietly hard at work on a new pinball table for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 based on Marvel's twisted Deadpool. Releasing next week, the Deadpool table features all the fourth wall busting antics you can stand and the voice talents of Nolan North as the man himself. Here's how Bobby Loertscher describes the experience at the PlayStation Blog:
Zen Studios is extremely excited to be working with the fine folks at Marvel to bring Deadpool fans a pinball experience that is as true to the character as you can get. Featuring the supreme voice talents of the one and only Nolan North as Deadpool, this table will capture the acerbic, fourth wall-crushing attitude of the character, as well as other supporting characters from the Deadpool universe, including Blind Al, Weasel, Lil’ Deadpool, and more. Deadpool’s pinball debut will feature a dynamic table that will switch at his whim, quick-time events, a “Blind Mode” courtesy of Blind Al in which only the ball, flippers and target lanes are visible, and even a mode where the player can help Deadpool take down some of his most nefarious enemies: raging comic book fans!
Deadpool seems like a natural choice to become a pinball superstar. His sense of humor is all over the map which guarantees that just about anything can happen on this pinball table. The only rule seems to be to expect unpredictable things. There's a trailer in circulation that shows off some of Deadpool's tricks. Like Zen's other pinball offerings, this one looks like great fun. The last time we spoke to Zen's Mel Kirk on the Power Button podcast, he hinted that more Marvel tables were on the way, but I'd never have guessed Deadpool would be one of them. It's nice to be surprised.