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Stern Pinball Arcade is out now in Europe on Switch (at least physically), and it’s expected very soon in North America. You can watch some footage in the video below.

Thanks to James M for the tip.

Pinball FX3 isn’t the only new pinball game for Switch this month. Stern Pinball Arcade, from FarSight Studios, is also gracing the console.

Stern Pinball Arcade actually appears to be available in Europe already. It’s not on the eShop as far as we know, but places like Amazon UK have already started selling the game.

More footage of The Pinball Arcade – which hit the Wii U eShop last Thursday – is in. Here’s the latest gameplay:

The Pinball Arcade finally launched on the North American Wii U eShop today. Get a look at some footage in the video below.

After an incredibly long wait, Pinball Arcade is finally coming to the North American Wii U eShop this week. You’ll be able to download it for free (spend money on tables) starting on Thursday.

The official game page on Nintendo’s website says that regular updates are planned, which will add the likes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Twilight Zone, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Monster Bash, Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Attack from Mars, Circus Voltaire, and Big Shot. Pinball Arcade will also feature online tournaments and more modes “to challenge yourself and compete against your friends.”

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The Pinball Arcade has been a long time coming on Wii U. It’s now another step closer to hitting the eShop, as a new teaser video has come out today. Check it out below.

Thanks to Pat C for the tip.

Brunswick Pro Bowling, a new Wii U retail game, saw its launch on the North American eShop today. Some footage is in the video below.

It’s been an extremely long wait for The Pinball Arcade on Wii U. We first heard about an eShop version way back in 2012, but there have been some major setbacks along the way. Things finally appear to be wrapping up though, as FarSight Studios shared a new release window on its Facebook page. The Pinball Arcade will finally be available on Wii U in early 2016 if all goes as planned.

Here’s the relevant Facebook post:

It's Day Ten of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"!Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on…

Posted by The Pinball Arcade on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thanks to Pat C for the tip.

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Just a few days ago, we heard about FarSight Studios’ plan to bring The Pinball Arcade to New 3DS. But there is another Nintendo version that has long been in development – that is, the Wii U edition.

Some recent comments made by The Pinball Arcade lead designer Bobby King suggested that the Wii U version could still be on the way… but perhaps not. Check out this statement from The Pinball Arcade support team:

Right now we have no concrete plans to bring our game to the Wii U. It’s still in the cards but no definite groundwork has yet been laid out.

That doesn’t sound too encouraging, sadly!

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Update: An apology has been issued:

Those comments were made based on a conversation I had with the developer who’s been working on the WII-U version, he was unable to get the console to perform anywhere near what the xbox one and ps4 were capable of. I was misinformed in that I said the ps3 was far more powerful… after speaking to him again, I was told that while the system still does not compare to XB1 or PS4, I was incorrect in regards to the ps3 comparison, and for that I apologize.

Original: FarSight Studios announced its intentions to bring The Pinball Arcade to Wii U many, many months ago. Even with countless delays, the game has still yet to arrive.

One fan asked about the status of The Pinball Arcade on Wii U through the game’s official Facebook page. Unfortunately, the entire conversation eventually resulted in some notable bashing of the console.

After a separate fan (writing in the same “conversation”) mentioned that the Wii U is about as powerful as the PlayStation 3 if not more, The Pinball Arcade dev responded:

The wii-u, we assure you, is nowhere near as powerful graphically as a ps3.

And after some exchanges, The Pinball Arcade Facebook account ended up writing the following: