IRON MAIDEN REVEALED

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      Stern Pinball today released the first pictures of their next title, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, the company’s first design by Keith Elwin.

      The front of the Pro Model
      The front of the Pro model
      Left cabinet art on the Pro model
      Left cabinet art on the Pro model
      Right cabinet art on the Pro model
      Right cabinet art on the Pro model
      The Pro playfield
      The Pro playfield

      The playfield design is heavily-based on Stern Pinball designer Keith Elwin’s original Archer game, with the same four-flippered, triple ramp layout with various upper orbit shots.

      Keith Elwin's Archer layout
      Keith Elwin’s Archer layout

      The game features hand-drawn art by Jeremy Packer (Zombie Yeti), while the soundtrack includes twelve Iron Maiden songs:

      • Aces High
      • Number Of The Beast
      • Feat Of The Dark
      • Flight Of Icarus
      • Powerslave
      • The Trooper
      • 2 Minutes To Midnight
      • Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
      • Hallowed Be Thy Name
      • Can I Play With Madness
      • Run To The Hills
      • Wasted Years

      Gaming website IGN were first with the pictures and included some close-up images of playfield details.

      The progress grid
      The progress grid
      The flipper area
      The flipper area
      The lower-left area
      The lower-left area
      The centre-left area
      The centre-left area
      The upper-left area
      The mid-left area
      The pop bumpers
      The pop bumpers and left ramp
      The upper-left flipper
      The upper-left flipper area
      The inner left orbit shot
      The inner left orbit shot
      The centre-top of the playfield
      The centre-top of the playfield
      The centre ramp
      The centre ramp
      The top right of the playfield
      The top right of the playfield
      The right ramp
      The right ramp
      The whole upper part of the playfield
      The whole upper part of the playfield
      The centre-right area
      The centre-right area
      The lower-right corner
      The lower-right corner
      The display panel game name tag
      The display panel game name tag for the Pro model

      The feature matrix shows the differences between the Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models.

      The Limited Edition sees the return of a mirrored backglass and includes metallic foil cabinet art.

      Interestingly, all models now come with an audio line-out for connection to an external amplifier and a balance control to vary the mix between the backbox and cabinet speakers.

      The Iron Maiden feature matrix
      The Iron Maiden feature matrix

      Here’s how Stern announced the new game.

      Stern Pinball Announces New Iron Maiden Pinball Machines 
      World’s Largest Pinball Manufacturer Announces Newest Addition to Rock LineupELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – March 27, 2018 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced the availability of a new line of “Legacy of the Beast” pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band, Iron Maiden.

      Formed in 1975, Iron Maiden led the wave of British heavy metal music and became a global institution. Over the course of 40 years the band has come to embody a spirit of fearless creative independence, ferocious dedication to fans, and a cheerful indifference to critics. Iron Maiden has built a following that reaches every culture, generation, and time zone. With over 90 million album sales, more than 2,000 live performances in 63 countries, tens of millions of fans and 16 studio albums of unerring quality, Iron Maiden has more than earned its proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered bands of all time.

      The Iron Maiden pinball machines aim to reflect the same excitement, energy, and experience of a live Iron Maiden concert. Players will immerse themselves in an interactive Iron Maiden universe transforming into various forms of Eddie, the band’s legendary mascot. Players, as Eddie, will embark on a quest to defeat the Beast and his minions across the Legacy of the Beast mobile game and comic book world. Iron Maiden pinball entertains with an amazing array of modern and classic features, making it suitable for all skill levels.

      Iron Maiden is one of the most iconic bands of all time and we’re excited to have Eddie join the ranks of Stern Pinball’s rock and roll lineup,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

      The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art by renowned illustrator and Iron Maiden fan Jeremy Packer, a.k.a. Zombie Yeti. All models include twelve Iron Maiden songs:

      1. Aces High
      2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
      3. The Trooper
      4. Wasted Years
      5. Can I Play With Madness
      6. Number of the Beast
      7. Run to the Hills
      8. Powerslave
      9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
      10. Flight of Icarus
      11. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
      12. Fear of the Dark

      On all models, players will go to battle as Eddie with the help of four flippers, two spinners, a set of 3-bank drop targets, metal and wireform ramps, a captive ball mechanism, a dual up-post lock mechanism, and a center bullseye target.

      The Premium and Limited Edition models also feature an interactive sarcophagus ball lock, a motorized secret tomb entrance, a controlled middle pharaoh laser-cut metal ramp that raises to reveal the underworld scoop, a dual sensing Newton ball, and two custom Eddie sculpts.

      The Limited Edition, limited to 500 units globally and in perpetuity, includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass and an upgraded sound system featuring an improved speaker cabinet and high quality JBL branded backbox speakers.

      Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the high-definition video display. SPIKE™ reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

      Pricing and Availability:

      Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price:

      MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.
      Pro Model: $US 5,999
      Premium Model: $US 7,599
      Limited Edition Model: $US 8,999

      Iron Maiden pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

      About Stern Pinball, Inc.
      Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. The Company serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

      Recent Stern Pinball titles include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.

      About Iron Maiden
      With over 90 million album sales, more than 2,000 live performances in 63 countries, millions of fans worldwide and 16 studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered bands of all time. Their recent world tour, 2016/17’s “The Book of Souls” covered 39 countries across six continents playing to well over two million fans, with the band travelling on their customized Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet piloted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The band has recently extended its legacy in a couple of other areas of particular interest to them: their own beer, Trooper, widely acknowledged as the most successful international British beer launch of the past twenty years with Cheshire family brewers Robinsons and; a mobile game entitled Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast — a free to play, fantasy RPG where players combat the legions of darkness across time and space as the band’s mascot ‘Eddie’. The game is both inspired by and features the art & music of Iron Maiden.
      A brand new album – a live companion to “The Book of Souls” entitled “Live Chapter” was released globally on November 19th.

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      We will be back with much more about Stern’s new Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast title soon right here at Pinball News.

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