A few days ago a pinball distributor in Australia posted a since-deleted message that hinted at a new pinball title launching this week (see below for a screenshot of the message that was shared on Pinside). A rumor has been floating around that the cryptic announcement was referring to a teaser or launch of the "Queen" pinball machine that I stumbled across the original prototype for last September. I recently reached out to Pinball Brothers directly as well as their social media team on the subject.
I have yet to hear back from the company directly, but I did have a very nice conversation with their social media people and as of this morning no one from Pinball Brothers has told them about any sort of teaser or launch for a new game happening this week. the social media folks told me that the Pinball Brothers are currently focused on dealing with parts shortages from China, shipping delays caused by the Russian invasion and getting out Alien LV machines. The went on to add that the company certainly has "more things planned for the future" again they are not aware of any imminent announcement.
Anything is possible, but if I had to bet I'd say that we probably will not see anything from Pinball Brothers on Queen this week. It is very possible that some other pinball manufacturer will tease a game this week. I'll provide an update here as soon as I hear anything. In the meantime, here's a bunch of pictures from my articles last fall on the Pinball Brothers' Queen prototype for your viewing pleasure :)
On a related note, a few minutes ago Pinball Brothers shared a picture of another container of Alien machines on its way to the United States:
FIRST PICTURES OF THE NEW QUEEN PINBALL MACHINE
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AND PICTURES OF PINBALL BROTHERS' NEW QUEEN PINBALL MACHINE