One thing Heavy Metal Magazine has always been good at is keeping in line with what their audience loves. And now to celebrate their 300th issue they are putting out a really rockin’ pinball machine. Heavy Metal has been running since 1977 and even inspired the 1981 animated movie of the same name. They will be including a variant cover of their 300th issue with the machine itself.
Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, and Incendium, a multi-faceted production company known for an array of animation, comic books, toys, and video games, announced today
the availability of a new limited edition pinball machine celebrating the world’s greatest illustrated magazine, Heavy Metal. The Heavy Metal pinball machine will be available exclusively on Incendium’s website here.
Heavy Metal is working with Incendium as a premier licensing partner to align with premium brands and their products. “Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and metal collide in this first-ever pinball machine. This is our most ambitious Heavy Metal product yet. We couldn’t be more proud of the result and we’re hugely grateful for the support from Stern Pinball and Heavy Metal in bringing this amazing machine into existence,” said Llexi Leon, CEO of Incendium.
“Gamifying The Heavy Metal ethos into this timeless machine is a testament to Incendium’s understanding of Heavy Metal’s vision. I couldn’t be more excited about this product, and all of the other specialty items we have on our upcoming slate.” added Matthew Medney, CEO of Heavy Metal.
The original art created for the Heavy Metal pinball machine art pays tribute to characters and worlds from the magazine’s storied history. New additions from its upcoming publications join this shared universe for the first time. Gameplay revolves around the warrior heroine, Taarna The Tarakian and the undead tailgunner, Nelson. Both, will speak for the first time ever, supporting the in-game narrative.