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Stern Pinball Reveals John Wick Pinball Machine

Happy New Game Day everyone! Moments ago, Stern pinball officially lifted the veil off of its next Cornerstone pinball machine, John Wick.


Stern Pinball, Inc. announces its newest line of pinball games featuring the world’s greatest assassin, John Wick. Created in collaboration with Lionsgate, players will experience the thrilling and action-packed billion-dollar grossing John Wick franchise with film-inspired mechanical features and artwork alongside Stern’s all-new dynamic AI combat system. John Wick pinball games are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models. The John Wick film franchise is produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, along with franchise director Chad Stahelski through his 87Eleven Entertainment production company.


In Stern’s John Wick pinball games, players step into the role of the world’s greatest assassin as he fights to escape his past. As the titular character, players can engage in high-speed car chases and fast-action drifting across the playfield, which incorporates models and artwork inspired by iconic locations from the franchise, including the New York Continental Hotel and the Red Circle Club, all set against a dramatically edge lit New York City skyline. Players can also open John Wick’s weapons crate to reveal a hidden shot target path to retrieve an array of weapons. Players must use the sculpted Blood Oath Marker carefully – or risk the consequences. Players need to survive other assassins, complete jobs for the legendary Factions of the High Table, and eventually take on John Wick’s “Special Assignment!”


To raise the stakes, John Wick pinball introduces Stern’s all-new dynamic AI combat system, an innovation that brings the frenetic combat of the legendary films to the game. The Stern team has created a primitive video game AI system to control the enemy lights on the playfield, setting the John Wick pinball games apart from prior pinball machines, where all lights were controlled by player actions, timers, and random number generations. In this new AI combat system, enemy icons are responsive to player behavior and will illuminate dynamically around the playfield to challenge the player. The enemies move tactically with this dynamic software to counter player objectives, creating a unique challenge in each game session. The system also features a new action video player that dynamically reflects player action – as you defeat three enemies, you’ll see video clips of John Wick doing the same in the films!


Accompanying the high-quality film and audio assets woven into the gameplay, John Wick pinball games will include custom narration by critically acclaimed actor Ian McShane as Winston and an original score composed by Charlie Benante of Anthrax and Pantera fame. Additionally, pieces of John Wick’s iconic suits used in connection with the production of the films will be included as a franchise artifact in the LE models, courtesy of Lionsgate. The John Wick pinball games will feature original neo-noir style paintings illustrated by acclaimed artist, Randy Martinez.


“Inspired by one of the most iconic and thrilling film franchises of our time, we’re releasing John Wick pinball games with the most advanced technology we’ve ever created,” said Seth Davis, President & CEO of Stern Pinball, “We can’t wait for players to try out our new combat system and experience the action.”


John Wick pinball games include Stern’s award-winning Insider Connected™ system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in multiple ways.  Through Insider Connected, players can track progress, earn new game-specific Achievements, take on special John Wick Quests and complete Faction Contracts to increase their Assassin ranking.


Insider Connected also provides an operator-focused toolset to drive location play through a better player experience, game location discovery, location leaderboards, performance analysis, automatic code updates, and remote diagnostics for easier maintenance.  Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/ or in the Insider Connected App.  Download it today on iOS and Android.


Limited to 1,000 games globally, the highly collectible Limited Edition model includes the Expression Lighting System™ and Speaker Expression Lighting. These integrated lighting systems are synchronized to custom light shows specifically designed for every song and dynamically responsive to game events. The LE version also includes a full-color “Stained Glass” mirrored backglass, full-color reflective brushed silver foil high-definition cabinet decals with hand-drawn artwork by Randy Martinez, exclusive custom powder-coated pinball armor, a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a signed Certificate of Authenticity.


Pricing and Availability:


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”)*:


*MSRP for sales to USA end-users before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.


Pro Edition: $US 6,999

Premium Edition: $US 9,699

Limited Edition: $US 12,999


"John Wick" pinball games and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers worldwide.


A small number of John Wick Limited Edition machines will go on sale directly to Insider Connected All-Access members at noon Central time:






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Walt Wood
Walt Wood
08 мая

If the reason they didn't put something like a gun trigger on this game because they're trying to shield our kids from the scary scary world, I have to say I'm pretty damn disappointed in our society. Who really knows what the real reason is, but if it's because of this ridiculous PC coddled world we live in, I just want to say, I GREW UP SQUEEZING THE GUNS ON LETHAL WEAPON AND INDY AND I TURNED OUT FINE STERN!!!!!!

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kaiju77
kaiju77
08 мая

Thanks Jason for all the news and great coverage. I don't know if you caught it but FYI there was also an interview with Zach Sharpe today and a demo of the game on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhxY6owr1AQ which was a bit informative as well.

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Walt Wood
Walt Wood
08 мая
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Dude how do they not call you, you're the pinball news guy 😅

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Shawn N
Shawn N
07 мая

Seems like a very strange over abundance of nunchuks and lack of guns in this very gun-centric character/title/franchise.


What is the point of doing it if you are going to remove what is arguably an essential part of the whole thing? Dumb move and I feel bad for Keanu.


Almost as bad as I feel for Ian McShane who has a decent depiction on the backglass of one version, but is almost unrecognizable to me in most of the others.


I hope I'm wrong, but I think this will not go over well.

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Shawn N
Shawn N
07 мая
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Hell, even my Stranger Things Pro found a little space to put a couple in, and this wasn't even the most gun-centric show


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