Welcome to the start our coverage of Stern's newest game; Batman
Based around the upcoming movie The Dark Knight, the game is the latest design from George Gomez.
This image is believed to be a mock up cabinet since the final production game will almost certainly have the tournament button below the start button on the front of the cabinet and the coin door will feature a Batman logo.
However, it gives us our first glimpse at the playfield, from which we can see a large yellow crane dominating the game, much like in Last Action Hero but with a dangling pinball as seen in JunkYard, and a rotating Joker machanism the the back left next to the red crane ramp.
There is also an upper mini-playfield at the back and what Stern describe as a "teeter totter mechanism that races a pinball against a Hot Wheels Batmobile".
A target bank on the left like the Green Goblin in Spider-Man and three rollover lanes at the top right are joined by an array of inserts over the main play area converging on another Spider-Man-like centre web of tasks to complete.
It certainly looks a packed and intriguing playfield and we'll bring you more details as soon as we get them but in the meantime, here's Stern press release about the game.
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