"A lot of pinball sims put together perfectly competent tables, but stop short of including officially-licensed simulations of real-life flipper machines. Pinball Hall of Fame developer FarSight Studios hopes to change all that with its upcoming new title The Pinball Arcade, coming early next year for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, 3DS, iPhone, iPad and Android."
"...The company has obtained licenses to recreate tables from Gottlieb, Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball and numerous others, so that should provide them with plenty of source material."
"The game will launch with four available tables, these being Williams' Tales of the Arabian Nights; Stern Pinball's Ripley's Believe It Or Not!; Data East's Theatre of Magic; and Gottlieb's Black Hole. Further tables will be released at a rate of two per month as paid DLC, and the company plans to include the facility for online tournaments and head to head play."
I will buy the ever-loving crap out of this. Pinball FX 2 is good but Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection is possibly the best pinball recreation I've ever seen. If you played that, you know that the FarSight guys love pinball and know how to do it right. To be able to get a bunch of great original tables recreated sounds pretty amazing and it looks like it will run on almost anything with a screen. Can't wait!