This seemed to slip through the cracks a few weeks ago, but The Pinball Arcade, a project we told you about in October, has released a new video showcasing several of the tables that will be included in their game. The Pinball Arcade is an effort to bring digitized representations of some of the most beloved real life tables to have ever existed to the iOS and many other platforms, all in one tight little package. Developer FarSight studios, well known for their work on the Pinball Hall of Fame series, has partnered with four of the biggest pinball manufacturers in history in order to secure official translations of their pinball games into The Pinball Arcade.

In the following trailer, you can see Tales of the Arabian Nights, Theatre of Magic, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and Black Hole. It's downright uncanny just how similar these digital versions look and sound to their real life counterparts:

The Pinball Arcade is slated for an "early 2012" release, and should come equipped with all the games shown in the trailer. The plan is to then frequently update the app adding new tables, for years to come, until you have the ultimate pinball collection sitting right in your pocket. I'm eagerly anticipating actually trying out the finished product, so we'll be keeping our eyes out for a solid release date for The Pinball Arcade in the coming months.

  • Anonymous

    Addams Family and Twilight Zone pls.......

  • Anonymous

    Addams Family and Twilight Zone.... please......

    • Anonymous

      got a windows pc? mac with boot camp? http://www.pinsimdb.org/pinball/table-1331-the_addams_family_20th_anniversary_edition_(mod)

  • Anonymous

    Kiss, star trek next gen, star wars phantom, twilight zone, Adams family, xenon, 8 ball deluxe...be still my heart!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZN2SQGYRR2HNZVMTNG73LHYU6Y DFS

    God I hope you can lock the camera.PLEASE!

    • Gord Lacey

      I'm almost certain you'll be able to. Their previous "Pinball Hall of Fame" releases included a number of views.

  • Anonymous

    I can't wait for this. Pinball FX is a reasonable tide-me-over, but Pinball Arcade is the one I'm really excited about. I hope they really do make early 2012.

  • Anonymous

    If it doesn't have Medieval Madness, then I weep for humanity. Best table I ever played.

  • Shane Wall

    Awesome ... Cyclone & Star Trek Next Gen!  Demolition man wasnt half bad as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy
  • Damian Doty

    This would be fantastic.

    Anyone taking bets whether DaVinci Pinball will be released before or after this?

    • Anonymous

      Dude it's out right now!

  • Anonymous

    Ripley's was a good table (and check out that pro pass the demo player made!), but richieu's right, nothing beats The Zone.

    • Anonymous

      i've been trying a pass like that in zen pinball, have you seen it done?

  • http://mbourgon.myopenid.com/ Michael B

    How do we get the Pro Pinball games?  Once I have a spare several thousand, I'm making a virtual pin just for Timeshock.

    • http://mbourgon.myopenid.com/ Michael B

      But it does have TOM, which I've put a few dozen hours into.  Oooh...

  • Anonymous

    I'm going to call this a killer app for the iPad. Pinball is fine on the smaller devices, but I can see springing for an iPad just to play this. I'll add Monster Mash, Attack from Mars and Circus Voltaire to the request list.

    • http://mbourgon.myopenid.com/ Michael B

      What, you haven't yet?  Man, there are a ton of good pins for the iPad.  The Gameprom stuff has been excellent, the Zen Pinball which just came out may be even better (a LOT of depth in that free table - played for about 30 minutes last night), the pinball dreaming stuff is good.  Monster Pinball is, um, different, Pinball Ride is good, and Retro Pinball definitely has the 60's feel down.

    • Anonymous

      Attack from Mars is my favorite table by far. A Future Pinball rendition is in the works from those talented folks, but who knows when that'll be done... They did a pretty good job on Monster Bash - http://www.pinsimdb.org/pinball/table-760-monster_bash

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

      Sorry but nothing touches the licensed pins for me. More nostalgia than anything else. Hopefully the iPad3 isn't too far off from the release of this game.

  • Peter Hirschberg

    Black Hole has got some obvious bugs in the lower playfield. Hopefully they'll get fixed by launch time! (I undertsand this this is still WIP). Looks good though. Can't wait!

  • Jeff Strong

    Counting the days till this is released!