It’s been a long time coming but the most requested pinball table by a mile is finally on the road to being officially included in The Pinball Arcade. The Addams Family is practically the entire top-10 Most Wanted list all by itself, and Fasight announced today that they’ve cleared all the rights with everyone necessary to recreate it. However!
Like Star Trek: The Next Generation and Terminator 2: Judgement Day before it, The Addams Family is going to need a Kickstarter to come to life. The voices and likenesses of Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci probably don’t come cheap, and the license for the table itself requires both the usual pinball design rights as well as those from the movie. Basically, there’s a lot of fingers in this particular pinball pie, so The Addams Family simply isn’t going to happen without a bit of fan-funded Kickstarter lovin’. The campaign hasn’t started yet, and doesn’t even have a specific target date other than “this summer”, so the actual table release date is mystery. Previous Pinball Arcade Kickstarters have had relatively quick turnover, though, so maybe with a bit of luck we’ll be seeing a festive Christmas release for one of the most popular pinball tables ever made.