The good news is that Pinball FX 2 is getting four new tables this spring. The bad news is that it’s a bunch more dippy superhero stuff, timed to tacitly tie into Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie. Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles is a set of four tables — available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Vita — featuring a collection of superheroes like, I dunno, Superman and Aquaman and that little monkey and those kids with magic rings and maybe that Green Lantern guy from the Seth Rogan movie and whatnot.

Actually, the World War Hulk table (pictured) sounds just weird enough that I want to play it. From the press release:

After the Hulk’s banishment to outer space, he returns to Manhattan to seek revenge against the Illuminati and wage war against the X-Men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange in World War Hulk.

Hulk was banished to outer space? By the Illuminati? So he trashes Manhattan? Man, I don’t remember any of that stuff from the Lou Ferrigno TV show. And I am intrigued by this bit about a table called Fear Itself, even if the table is supposedly about Anthony Hopkin’s character from that goofy Thor movie:

Featuring a table design unlike any to date, Fear Itself utilizes magnetic energy in ways no one has ever before experienced on a pinball table:

“Unlike any to date”? “Ways no one has ever experienced before”? Okay, you got my attention. I mean, what am I going to do, not get the new tables? But I’m still holding out for one of these.