From the Heighway Pinball Facebook page:
Hi. We are pleased to give an update.
A container of Alien SEs shipped last week to North America and a similar number of SE machines will go to Australia, France, Italy, Sweden, the UK and the US during this and next week. We plan to ship consistently over the coming weeks.
Compared to the prior machines, we have made major improvements to the reliability and playability. In addition to the vastly improved code, we have upgraded the processor, power supply and Xeno head.
We plan to have machines around the world for you to see and play in October and November. At the Pinball Expo in Chicago with our distributor Cointaker and at the European Pinball Championships in Sweden a week later; 20 - 22 October. Alien will be at the Swedish Championships 10 - 12 November and we hope at the DPO in the Netherlands and Bünde in Germany the same weekend, and at Video Giochi in Italy 17-18-19 November.
As those that follow our Twitter feed will be aware, Ryan Adams, a keen pinball fan, was in our area of Wales playing a music festival in the summer and had a chance to play on our works SE. We are delighted that he liked it (we re-tweeted his tweets on our feed HeighwayPinball!) and we hope that you will enjoy the enhanced version of the Alien machine as they ship more widely.
Looking forward, we are preparing to build and ship LEs.