Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Zen Studios

Star Wars Pinball announced for consoles, mobile, and PC

The Rebels and the Empire will be taking their never-ending war to the ultimate battlefield: the pinball table. Zen Studios, the current go-to developers for all things pinball, will be bringing a new dimension to the most famous of intergalactic wars with Star Wars Pinball. The new collection will be available later this month and launch with an initial three-table pack consisting of themed tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars. The tables will include interactive 3D characters, including Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, in-game friend challenges, and online as well as local hotseat multiplayer.

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Android, Apple Handheld, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Marvel Pinball: Civil War

(Xbox 360 Review) Marvel Pinball: Civil War

“This isn’t an experts-only table, but it’s pretty close, and chances are that newer players or those with anything below a middling talent in the genre will find themselves putting it aside before they get a good feel for it.”

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DLC, Xbox 360 Reviews

Zen Pinball 2 to launch on eShop for Wii U later this month

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Zen Studios has announced that Zen Pinball 2 will launch later this month on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. Zen Pinball 2 is a free download that serves as a platform for players to test out and purchase the myriad tables already available. For those unfamiliar with the table library, Zen has released themed tables for various Marvel comic franchises, including The Avengers and Spider-Man, as well as for other games, such as Plants vs. Zombies.

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DLC, Wii U

Marvel Pinball: Civil War launches for 360, Mac, mobiles, and PS3

Marvel Pinball: Civil War (360, Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios has launched Marvel Pinball: Civil War across several platforms. The Live Arcade version is available as an addition to Pinball FX2 for 240 MS Points. It’s available as a Zen Pinball 2 table on PSN as a CrossBuy title for the PS3 and PS Vita for $2.99, as well as on the Mac App Store for OSX for $2.99. For mobiles, it’s available for $1.99 on both iTunes for Zen Pinball and on Google Play for Zen Pinball THD.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Pinball FX2 now available as free download for Windows 8

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Zen Studios has launched Pinball FX2 for Windows 8. The pinball platform is a free download and comes bundled with the Mars table at no cost, with paid-for DLC also available, including tables from the Marvel Pinball series, for $2.99 each. Zen plans on adding additional features in the near future, such as greater social connectivity. If the Windows 8 version follows along the same line as the 360 release, pinball fans have a lot to look forward to.

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DLC, PC News

CastleStorm unleashes karaoke fury in new trailer, contest

Zen Studios has tapped into their musical side for a new karaoke-style trailer for CastleStorm. The upcoming 2D physics-based title pits Knights against Vikings, and the trailer brings their battlefield hymns to awaiting commanders as the two sides prepare for combat.

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Contests, Xbox 360 News

Marvel’s The Avengers pinball launches for Zen Pinball line

Zen Pinball: Marvel's The Avengers (Android, iOS) DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Just because the credits have rolled doesn’t mean that The Avengers can hang up their spandex. Zen Studios is calling them back to action with the launch of the in-app DLC pinball table Marvel’s The Avengers for Zen Pinball for iOS, Zen Pinball 2 for OS X, and Zen Pinball THD for Android?. The $1.99 download, $2.99 for the OS X version, is designed to follow the film’s storyline with all of the Avengers joining the battle against Loki’s invading forces.

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Android, Apple Handheld, DLC

Plants vs. Zombies Pinball launching next week as DLC

Plants vs. Zombies Pinball (360, PS3) DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zombies are invading Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 next week. Well, zombies and plants. Zen Studios has announced that Plants vs. Zombies Pinball is set to launch as DLC for Zen Pinball 2 for PS3 and Vita and for Pinball FX2 for 360.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

Marvel Pinball 3D to launch on eShop this Thursday

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Zen Studios’ upcoming Marvel Pinball 3D, a new hero-themed four-table set, will be available on Nintendo eShop on June 28. The $7.99 download includes tables based on different series—Iron Man, Blade, Captain America, and Fantastic Four—along with online leaderboard and stereoscopic 3D support, hot seat multiplayer, and skill-based rewards.

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3DS

Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles hitting XBLA, PSN next week

The latest Zen Studios Marvel Pinball outing, Avengers Chronicles, will be available on PSN for Marvel Pinball on June 19 and Live Arcade for Pinball FX2 on June 20. The 800 MS Point/$9.99 four-table set will pit six Avengers against Loki in a series of themed tables focused around Fear Itself, The Avengers film, The Infinity Gauntlet, and World War Hulk.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News