ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today the launch of The Stern Pinball Arcade, available on Oculus. The Stern Pinball Arcade was developed in partnership with Oculus and FarSight Studios, the maker of The Pinball Arcade.
The new virtual reality (VR) version of The Stern Pinball Arcade provides gamers with a fun, immersive pinball experience based on digital recreations of ever-popular Stern Pinball titles. The Pinball Arcade has been downloaded over 20 million times across mobile platforms, PC and consoles. Titles available in the initial release of the Stern Pinball Arcade include Star Trek, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Starship Troopers and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
"We're always looking for creative new ways to provide pinball experiences for current players and future generations," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. "With the introduction of the virtual reality version of The Stern Pinball Arcade, we've put a new, fun spin on our much beloved pinball games."
Oculus, a subsidiary of Facebook and one of VR's leading companies, provides unique VR experiences through its products – Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.
Pricing and Availability:
The Stern Pinball Arcade is free to download in the Oculus store and comes with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Star Trek: $9.99
Ripley's Believe it or Not: $4.99
Starship Troopers: $4.99
The Stern Pinball Arcade will also be released on more platforms this fall including; Oculus Rift, PS4, Xbox One, Wii-U, Steam (PC/MAC), iOS and Android.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.:
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern's highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include Ghostbusters, Spider-Man Vault, Game of Thrones, KISS, WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, and many more! All of Stern's pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern's expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern's games from professional pinball players that 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 http://www.sternpinball.com.
About FarSight Studios:
Based in Big Bear Lake, California, FarSight Studios has been developing videogames since 1989. Among their titles are multimillion unit selling NFL football games, casual mass-market games, kid friendly sports games, and plug-and-play toys. They have made games for every major console from the original NES to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Virtual Reality devices. FarSight's games have been honoured as Mobile Game of the Year, Greatest Hits, Toy of the Year nominee, and Editor's Choice on multiple platforms.
Oculus wants to make it possible to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality (VR) technology. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift Development Kit was released in 2013. The final consumer Rift experience launched March 28. Rift is a head-mounted display for PC-based immersive virtual reality experiences. Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching a VR movie, jumping to an exotic destination, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there. Oculus' first mobile product, Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, leverages Samsung smartphones to deliver the best mobile VR experience available today.
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