The Guardians of the Galaxy are set to have a big week, what with saving everything in the known universe when Marvel's latest blockbuster movie launches on Aug. 1. But before Star Lord, Groot, Rocket and the rest of the gang can get to work on the silver screen, they'll be saving the day in virtual arcades as Zen Studios announces a Guardians of the Galaxy table for Zen Pinball 2 arriving this Tuesday for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. You're welcome.
When Marvel announced quite a few years back that a Guardians of the Galaxy movie was in the works, I thought they were making a huge misstep. Don't get me wrong, I love the team, but the Guardians belong to a very niche corner of the comic shop, and I figured that Marvel still had plenty of well to moderately known characters on the A, B and C roster before digging into something so oddball. It only took one viewing of the announcement trailer to know how horribly wrong I was, though, as it looks like the team knew exactly how to handle the property and, more importantly, make it appealing to even the most casual of Marvel movie fans.
The initial reaction has been stellar, with Cinema Blend's own Eric Eisenberg awarding the movie a five star review. With critics raving like that, it's no wonder that Marvel yesterday confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be heading to theaters in 2017, a cocky bit of swagger that seems perfectly appropriate for the team we're talking about here.
But fear not, true believers, because you won't have to wait until Friday to see Star Lord, Groot, Rocket and the rest of the gang leaping into action, as Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher recently announced via the PlayStation Blog that a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed table will be hitting the virtual scene this Tuesday Via PlayStation Network for $2.99. Check out the trailer below.
The new table will feature the titular Guardians and rules that will take you on a silver-ball version of several of their missions. As a reminder for cross-buy fans, you need to purchase the table on the PS3 or Vita and then transfer it to the PS4, not the other way around. For whatever reason, cross-buy doesn't work in reverse for this particular title. Just buy it for the Vita or PS3, and you have it for all three consoles.
“Beginning with a four-ball multiball as players escape the Kyln, the Guardians of the Galaxy pinball table starts off with a bang and doesn't let up,” Loertscher said. “This new table will showcase the individual strengths of each member of the...team, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Greed and the group's wildcard, Rocket Raccoon, as well as landmark battles against Yondu and the Ravagers, Nebula and Ronan himself.”
Sound like a plan? Then get it locked and loaded, and see you in Zen Pinball 2 for the Guardians of the Galaxy table.