Date: Tuesday 3rd December, 2013
In a surprise move, Stern Pinball today announced the release of a new Premium model of their 2012 title, AC/DC.
The new variant is called Luci, which apparently is short for Lucifer. Regardless of whether that makes much sense or not, it features new cabinet and translite artwork, with some additions made to the lower playfield art too.
The new AC/DC 'Luci' Premium model
The new cabinet and backbox art is predominantly based around Luci, with the band members reduced to much smaller silhouettes.
The 'Luci' translite
Redhead Luci is joined by a brunette and blonde on the lower playfield, both in similar shades of purple.
The new 'Luci' lower playfield
Apart from those two changes, the rest of the playfield appears unchanged from the LE and normal Premium models.
The whole playfield from the 'Luci' Premium Edition
The price of the 'Luci' Premium Edition had been set in the press release shown below at $7,495 but is priced on the Stern Pinball website at $7,699 - the same as the original price of the standard Premium. That model continues to be available, along with the cheaper Pro version.
Here's what Stern Pinball had to say about their new 'Luci' model.
Stern Pinball Releases AC/DC “Luci” Premium Game
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Games Adds New Luci Edition to the AC/DC Pinball Lineup
MELROSE PARK, IL – DECEMBER 3, 2013 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association (“AAMA”) Manufacturer of the Year, today announced the availability of the AC/DC Luci Premium pinball machine. Based on Steve Ritchie’s hit design, the latest addition to the AC/DC pinball lineup features an entirely new original artwork package that captures the titillating rock and roll spirit of AC/DC and AC/DC pinball.
Players will rock with Luci to twelve classic AC/DC hits including “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Other exciting game features include a lower playfield, ball-shooting cannon, drop targets, a mechanized Hell’s Bell and animations of the band. This decidedly edgy tribute to one of rock and roll’s most memorable bands pushes the visual and auditory limits with its style, sound and infectious riffs. Simply put: Luci rocks!
The AC/DC Luci Premium game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. Stern Pinball traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam subsequently became part owner and President of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer of the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son, Gary, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of the world’s favorite pastimes.
AC/DC, more than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC's high voltage rock 'n' roll has flowed into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 200 million albums. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's #1 best selling catalog act worldwide, AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five top-selling bands in American music history. One of the group's best-loved works, the enormously successful and influential "Back In Black," has achieved RIAA "Double Diamond" status, with sales in excess of 22 million copies in the United States. It is the U.S.'s fifth largest-selling album ever. AC/DC’s intense live performances and innovative guitar driven music are at the core of the band’s 30-year legacy of great rock and roll music.
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To learn more about the AC/DC pinball machine, “Luci” and Stern Pinball, please visit www.sternpinball.com.
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