Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles uses movie assets, designed by filmmakers

By Brenna Hillier
7 May 2012 00:15 GMT

Marvel Studios got intimately involved with the creation of the upcoming Avengers Chronicles expansion for Marvel Pinball.

Chris Baker of Marvel Studios told the US PS Blog that a few members of the film crew were actually involved in designing the board.

“One of the coolest parts of the development experience for me was shooting ideas around with Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham, Creative Manager of R&D Will Corona Pilgrim and few others of Marvel Studios’ finest,” he said.

“They were genuinely enthused about the process, and I credit them fully with coming up with inspiring some of the missions, as well as the idea of having the Helicarrier act as the setting for the board. Once things were in full swing, Will was especially helpful, providing detailed feedback on everything from character animations to the minute details of the table’s script.”

In addition, Marvel handed over assets from the film for the Zen Studios-developed game.

“See that Quinjet? And those 3D character models? Oh, and those S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors with all sorts of high-tech-looking pictures of countries and stuff? They’re all taken directly from digital assets used in the film,” Baker explained.

“So, that is the Quinjet. Those are Iron Man and Hulk. Those are the same S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors with all sorts of high-tech-looking pictures of countries and stuff.”

Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles is expected on the PlayStation Network over the next few weeks.

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