Zen Studios, the studio behind ‘Pinball FX’, have confirmed that the Williams’ ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ pinball table will arrive as DLC to their tabletop game.
This DLC will be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and the Xbox Series X|S.
Although ‘Pinball FX’ is free to play, the ‘TNG’ pinball DLC costs $9.99.
This machine first debuted in arcades back in 1993, when ‘TNG’ was finishing its seventh and final season
An official description of the ‘TNG’ DLC reads:
“Experience an out-of-this-galaxy pinball adventure on the ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Williams Pinball Machine! Join Captain Picard on the U.S.S. Enterprise-D and fight against Romulans, Cardassians, and the Borg while listening to the original music and voices from the series!”
As well as recreating the experience from the original table, the DLC also includes the following features:
Eight U.S.S Enterprise-D missions
Original music and voiceovers from eight cast members
Use Photon Torpedoes to defend the ship
Using a Warp Speed ball to get ahead of opponents
A shuttle simulation in the Holodeck
Reach Warp factor 9.9 to unlock unique rewards
Secret modes hidden in the galaxy
Wiliams’ ‘TNG’ pinball table debuted in arcades in November 1993, while the show was in its seventh and final season.
The machine featured the voices of Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, Brent Spiner as Data, Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher, Michael Dorn as Worf, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge, John de Lancie as Q, and Majel Barrett as the computer.
Music from the show was also used.
Zen Studios said that the TNG table had been frequently requested by players.
Pinball FX features several different tables available to download, including ‘Star Wars’ Marvel and ‘Twilight Zone’ themed options.