The THE DARK KNIGHT™ arrives in Stern Pinball’s new BATMAN™ pinball machine. Available through a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Comics, BATMAN™ is based on the action-adventure movie, THE DARK KNIGHT™, to be released in theatres July 18th. Stern’s own Lyman Sheats designed the rules for BATMAN™ pinball, and the game designer for THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ created the playfield layout.
BATMAN™ is a perfect pinball machine for fans of DC Comics’ BATMAN™ comic books, as well as the DARK KNIGHT™ and BATMAN BEGINS movies. BATMAN™ pinball is also a great piece for homeowners, resellers and game operators.
BATMAN™ pinball offers many exciting features, including: The Joker’s Reveal Mechanism, a mechanical cylinder that rotates to reveal and fight a taunting Joker; Scarecrow’s Crane, a mechanical crane featuring a spring-attach pinball which the player can strike with the pinball; the BATMOBILE™Bridge, a teeter totter mechanism that races a pinball against a Hot Wheels® BATMOBILE™; an upper mini-playfield; and lots of multi-ball action.
Pinball Hall of Fame artists Kevin O’Connor and Margaret Hudson created the artwork, and Ken Hale did the sound.
Gary Stern says, “BATMAN™ was a great brand for us when we made games in the 1990’s. This newBATMAN™ game could be the best game we have ever built.”
The follow-up to BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT™ reunites Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of BATMAN/BRUCE WAYNE in his continuing war on crime. With the help of LIEUTENANT JIM GORDON and District Attorney HAVEY DENT, BATMAN™sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the DARK KNIGHT™ even closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Warner Bros. Pictures will release THE DARK KNIGHT™ to theatres on July 18, 2008.
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