As the “Ant-Man” movie prepares to show audiences that size doesn’t matter, it seems as though the character may have found the perfect video game to star in. Zen Studios has announced that "Ant-Man Pinball" will be DLC for the company’s other pinball games. The Ant-Man pinball table will be available on July 14 for consoles, mobile devices and the Windows PC.
Pocket Gamer has reported that the table will feature the climactic battle between the second Ant-Man: Scott Lang and the movie's villain: Yellowjacket, which has been teased in the film’s trailers, though the movie probably won’t feature it as a pinball fight. There will also be a number of side quests that Ant-Man can be a part of, like training with Hope Van Dyne, which resulted in the character getting punched in the face during one of the trailers for the movie.
What hasn’t been confirmed yet is whether Ant-Man will be able to use his signature ability to shrink or grow in the pinball game. Considering how small the character can shrink, one would think that this would be the perfect feature to be added in a pinball game starring the quirky Marvel character.
This won’t be the first time Zen Studios has handled a Marvel property, as the studio also released an Avengers: Age of Ultron pinball table, which had Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on the mad robot, just like the movie. It seems like the Ant-Man pinball table will be getting similar treatment, since both pinball tables focus on each film’s climactic battles.
Being a Marvel Studios film, merchandise for the character has received a steady push, including paperbacks featuring the two Ant-Men who will be in the film: Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas). Ant-Man will also be getting a new comic after “Secret Wars” that teases a dark turn for the character.
Game Informer has revealed that the Ant-Man pinball table will be playable on "Zen Pinball 2," "Pinball FX2" and the most fitting game for the table "Marvel Pinball." The content will be available on PlayStation4, PlayStation3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, PC and Mac, along with iOS and Android devices. The platforms must have one of the these games installed first to play the Ant-Man pinball table, which comes out on July 14.