Here's the first ever look at The Pinball Brother's upcoming Queen pinball machine as seen at the iconic rock band's new pop-up store in London. The video screen in the backbox plays actual Queen concert footage during games.
Years ago Heighway Pinball had secured the license to manufacture a Queen-themed pin prior to its bankruptcy and that Barry Oursler design was part of the assets that Pinball Brothers acquired. This may be the first ever picture of Pinball Bros' next game after Alien.
Yesterday I read in an article that there was going to be a Queen themed pinball machine at this store, so I scoured the web trying to find pictures of it. There wasn't any out there until the store's official opening today. That's when I found this. I had assumed that it was going to just be some sort of custom re-theme of another game. I didn't expect to find this, but I sure am glad that I did. So cool!
I came across a Forbes article that says "and a first viewing of a soon-to-be-released Queen pinball machine." Who knows if they got that fact right, but that's a fairly reputable source.
If you look closely at the first picture, at the top of the playfield by the backbox on the left side it looks like there is some sort of remote control attached to the game. Does anyone have any guesses as to what that is?
I just checked and there is no mention of a new Queen pinball machine on any of Pinball Brothers social media accounts.
At the 1:09 mark of this Reuters video about the store there's a short glimpse of the machine turned on:
Queen the Greatest pop-up store launches in London