The busy people at Zen Studios must never sleep because they keep cranking out new pinball tables at an increasingly amazing pace. Just weeks after sending tables based on Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Rebels out into the world, the company has announced this morning that it's teamed with Valve to create a new table based on Portal. It's due out the week of May 25, 2015 across the Zen line. Here's what to expect via the Zen Studios blog:
Guide Chell and Wheatley through test chambers by navigating portals, using aerial faith plates, defeating turrets and facing other obstacles, and battling against GLaDOS as you attempt to escape the facility and reach the surface. Team up with ATLAS and P-Body for their Cooperative Testing Initiative Multiball and wreak havok on the Turret Factory by discovering Ratman’s hidden mini playfield.
I'm calling it right now: combining pinball and thinking with portals will make this one of the most challenging Zen tables ever made. It's hard enough to follow the ball sometimes as it is, but once we add folding space to toss the ball all over the table, I know I'm going to need some serious practice to keep up with this one. The description certainly sounds like they're making good use of the Portal license though, so I look forward to finding out how true they stay to the source material.