There always are rumors about what the next pinball game from Stern is going to be and often enough, they tend to be correct. Rumor has had it for a while now that the popular HBO TV series (based upon the books) The Game Of Thrones would be getting the pinball treatment and today via the Wall Street Journal, the rumor is confirmed as true thanks to the teaser trailer which you can watch at WSJ.com.
As a teaser, there isn’t anything to see from the game itself other than to guess that the art style will likely follow what we see there. Part of the rumor has been that this will be Stern’s long awaited entry into using a color LCD screen in place of the animated scoreboard. For that, we won’t know until the full reveal this coming Tuesday, when we will also perhaps find out who the designer is (they were teasing Steve Ritchie some time ago on the Stern Facebook page). From there, Stern always moves quickly on getting the game out into the wild so I imagine this will be out on locations by October…which makes this an interesting battle between medieval fantasy themed games, such as this versus The Hobbit by Jersey Jack Pinball. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out through the holiday season.
What do you think about this new development?