The Ultimate Roundup of Upcoming Pinball Machines & Rumors

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Lifetime gamer. Avid pinhead, video game player, and tabletop gaming enthusiast. Play competitive pinball and run pinball tournaments. Loves all things gaming!

Pinball rumor roundup from Stern Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball, American Pinball, Spooky Pinball & Chicago Gaming Company

Updated: September 22, 2022

There’s a lot of exciting news in the world of pinball lately! Several big names in the industry have announced new upcoming pinball machines coming out in 2022, plus a ton of new pinball machine rumors. Here at Game Room Dude, we’re scouring the web and all sorts of digital content for all the juiciest pinball machine rumors and new machine confirmations, and collecting them here for you.

So far, we’ve confirmed the status of upcoming machines and top pinball machine rumors from Stern, Jersey Jack, American Pinball, Spooky Pinball, Chicago Gaming Company, Haggis Pinball, The Pinball Brothers, and more. Keep checking back for updates, as we’ll be adding new information about the next pinball machines for Stern, Jersey Jack and more as information becomes available!

Next Stern Pinball Machine Rumors

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What is the next Stern Pinball?

Update: James Bond is the next cornerstone release from Stern Pinball.

Current Stern Pinball Machines

Here’s Stern’s current production list, for refreshers.

  1. James Bond (new!)
  2. Rush
  3. Godzilla
  4. Star Wars the Mandalorian
  5. Led Zeppelin (final runs)
  6. The Avengers Infinity Quest
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (final runs)
  8. Elvira’s House of Horrors
  9. Jurassic Park
  10. Deadpool
  11. Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy (final runs)
  13. Star Wars

Next Stern Pinball Rumors

Here’s our complete list of rumors for the next Stern pinball. In order to be a rumored game, it must be mentioned by a reputable source, hinted at by the company through official channels or interviews or considered a consensus pick by the larger pinball community.

  1. Venom
  2. Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath
  3. James Bond (confirmed next cornerstone)
  4. Jaws
  5. Back to the Future
  6. Foo Fighters
  7. Harry Potter
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog
  9. Cobra Kai
  10. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  11. Elf

Most Wanted Stern Pinball Themes

These are some of the pinball themes most requested by Stern pinball fans. These may or may not ever make it to production. Think of it as a “wouldn’t it be cool if Stern built this table next” list.

  1. Predator
  2. Marvel – Fantastic Four
  3. Marvel – Punisher
  4. Marvel – Daredevil
  5. Marvel – Moon Knight
  6. Marvel – Zombies
  7. Marvel – X-Men ’97
  8. Spawn
  9. The Matrix
  10. John Wick
  11. Cowboy Bebop
  12. Beetlejuice
  13. Pokemon
  14. The Running Man
  15. Avatar 2
  16. Big Trouble in Little China
  17. Prince
  18. Futurama
  19. Beavis & Butt-head
  20. Rocky
  21. Beastie Boys
  22. Little Shop of Horrors
  23. Escape from New York
  24. Mad Max
  25. Minions
  26. The Warriors
  27. Black Sabbath
  28. G.I. Joe
  29. The Muppets
  30. E.T.
  31. Top Gun
  32. The Boys
  33. Dune
  34. Megadeath
  35. True Lies
  36. Blade Runner
  37. Johnny Quest
  38. Slayer
  39. Cheech & Chong
  40. Archer
  41. Jumanji
  42. True Lies
  43. They Live
  44. Akira
  45. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Next Jersey Jack Pinball Machine Rumors

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Jersey Jack is arguably the number 2 pinball manufacturer in the United States, but they don’t release games nearly as often as Stern does. While Stern will release 3 or more games a year, we’re lucky to see a single Jersey Jack machine in that time period. As such, the rumor mill is much less active then Stern’s, and likely won’t get super active again till they are closer to releasing their next game.

Current Production Jersey Jack Pinball Machines

Next Jersey Jack Pinball Rumors

  1. The Godfather
  2. Steve Ritchie music pin (Ideas: Elton John, Van Halen, Journey, Bruce Springsteen)
  3. The Matrix
  4. Top Gun

Most Wanted Jersey Jack Pinball Themes

These are some of the pinball themes most requested by Jersey Jack pinball fans. These may or may not ever make it to production. Think of it as a “wouldn’t it be cool if Jersey Jack built this table next” list.

  1. Avatar
  2. World of Warcraft
  3. Star Wars
  4. Super Mario
  5. Legend of Zelda
  6. Back to the Future
  7. The Muppets
  8. Beetlejuice
  9. Evil Dead
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. John Wick
  12. Dungeons & Dragons
  13. Jumanji
  14. Terminator

Next American Pinball Rumors

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American Pinball is currently planning for two new game releases a year. They aren’t up to that level yet in 2022, so like Jersey Jack, American Pinball rumors are few and far between. So far the most credible rumors center around a slate of original unlicensed themes, a Sherlock Holmes theme and designer Barry Oursler’s final game.

Current American Pinball Machines

  1. Hot Wheels
  2. Legends of Valhalla
  3. Oktoberfest

Rumored American Pinball Machines

  1. Galactic Tank Force / Galactic Star Force
  2. Untitled Barry Oursler game
  3. Wrath of Olympus
  4. Robin Hood
  5. Benny Hill
  6. White Water 2

Most Wanted American Pinball Themes

  1. Assassins’ Cred
  2. Scooby Doo
  3. The Matrix
  4. The Witcher
  5. Monty Python
  6. Speed Racer
  7. Run DMC
  8. Zombieland
  9. Dragons Lair
  10. Lego
  11. Dune

Next Spooky Pinball Rumors

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Spooky releases about a machine a year, so not a ton of rumors to discuss. Because Spooky focuses on horror themed pins, the fan wishes are at least a little more creative! The only known semi-confirmed rumored pinball machine is a new run of Total Nuclear Annihilation games.

Current Spooky Pinball Machines

  1. Halloween
  2. Ultraman

Rumored Spooky Pinball Machines

  1. Total Nuclear Annihilation 2.0
  2. Scooby Doo
  3. Evil Dead / Army of Darkness
  4. Drag me to Hell
  5. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Most Wanted Spooky Pinball Themes

  1. Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors
  2. Friday the 13th
  3. Nightmare on Elm Street
  4. Willy’s Wonderland
  5. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  6. Phantasm
  7. Predator
  8. Resident Evil
  9. Bioshock
  10. They Live
  11. Spawn
  12. Scream
  13. Tool
  14. GWAR

Next Chicago Gaming Company Pinball Rumors

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Chicago Gaming Company currently specializes in producing remakes of classic Bally/Williams pinball machines, mostly from the 1990s. While there have been rumors for years that Chicago Gaming would release their own original pinball table, including a long rumored Pulp Fiction game, nothing has been officially confirmed to date. In the past, representatives from Chicago Gaming Company have mentioned games like Theater of Magic and Big Bang Bar as future remake candidates.

Current Chicago Gaming Company Pinball Machines

  1. Cactus Canyon Remake
  2. Attack from Mars Remake
  3. Medieval Madness Remake

Rumored Chicago Gaming Company Pinball Machines

  1. Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
  2. White Water
  3. Creature from the Black Lagoon
  4. Tales of the Arabian Nights
  5. The Addams Family
  6. Cirqus Voltaire

Most Wanted Chicago Gaming Company Pinball Themes

  1. Theater of Magic Remake
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. Big Bang Bar Remake
  4. Twilight Zone Remake

Next Pinball Brothers Machine Rumors

Current Pinball Brothers Pinball Machines

  1. Alien
  2. Queen (now confirmed)

Rumored Pinball Brothers Pinball Machines

  1. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  2. Playboy

Next Haggis Pinball Machine Rumors

Current Haggis Pinball Machines

  1. Fathom Revisited
  2. Celts

Rumored Haggis Pinball Machines

  1. War of the Worlds
  2. Centaur
  3. Medusa

Most Wanted Haggis Pinball Machines

  1. Flash Gordon
  2. Skateball
  3. Eight Ball Deluxe

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    Lifetime gamer. Avid pinhead, video game player, and tabletop gaming enthusiast. Play competitive pinball and run pinball tournaments. Loves all things gaming!

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