Hot on the heels of our exclusive In-Depth Review, Stern have published a press release about their Avatar game.

It includes an updated publicity shot of the game (although we've brought you more than 60 pictures of it already) and some additional information about the game and the movie.

There are some interesting nuggets in there though about the team behind the game and the fact that actor Stephen Lang reprised his role of Colonel Quaritch to record sound for the game.  It also describes how the Jake model is revealed, although that particular device is now static.

It looks like the press release has been a long time coming, given the release date of September 14th and the way it refers to how Avatar "will begin shipping on August 15th" which "precedes the August 27 worldwide theatrical debut".

Anyway, here's the picture...

Stern's official picture
Stern's official picture

...and here's the press release.


September 14, 2010- James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball by Stern Pinball, Inc. through a license with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products transports players to the planet of Pandora on a quest to protect the Na’vi people from an invading mining colony. Based on the number one film of all-time with $2.7 billion in worldwide box office receipts and the top-selling Blu-ray release of all-time, the pinball game translates James Cameron’s history making epic into a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball will begin shipping on August 15th.

The game’s release precedes the August 27 worldwide theatrical debut of AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION, which includes almost nine minutes of new footage. Staying true to the innovative nature of the film, James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball features a 3-D backglass with incredible depth, clarity and color, speech and sound effects from the movie, and an original voiceover by Stephen Lang, who plays Colonel Miles Quaritch. 

In James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball, you are Jake Sully.  Capture the pinball in the transporter link that reveals a Jake Sully figurine, thus transforming yourself into his Avatar.  As his Avatar, you will have to escape the Thanator, fight the Viper Wolves, and ride the great Leonoptyrix.  Travel through the Hallelujah mountains and do battle with the RDA in the bumpers and face Colonel Miles Quaritch in his mechanical AMP Suit.  Be sure to destroy the Colonel before he destroys you to access the 4-ball multi-ball as a reward.  Score jackpots and save the Na’vi people from total destruction. James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball also features a banshee ramp, magnet for random ball play, stationary targets, bank of mobile targets, and lots of multi-ball action.

Stern’s design team of John Borg, Lonnie Ropp and Lyman Sheats, Jr. created the James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball.  Pinball Hall of Fame member Kevin O’Connor designed the artwork with David Thiel in the sound booth. 

About Avatar

Since its global theatrical release last December, AVATAR has continued to make motion picture history. Written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.

The Oscar® and Golden Globe® winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.

To get your James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball, contact your nearest Stern Pinball distributor or dealer.  You can also contact Jim Belt at 1-708-786-7039 or by e-mail at [email protected], or Shelley Sax at 1-708-786-7030 or by e-mail at [email protected]

To learn more about James Cameron’s Avatar Pinball and Stern Pinball, visit www.sternpinball.com.  To learn more about the AVATAR movie, go to www.avatarmovie.com.


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