Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Zen Studios

Zen Studios reveals tower defenser CastleStorm

CastleStorm (360) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The pinball wizards at Zen Studios are setting their sights on the tower defense genre. The studio has announced their plans to release CastleStorm, a 2D physics-based game centered on long-range warfare and resource management. Players will have access to a variety of spells, troops, and missiles, including morning stars, homing eagles, and flying sheep, to fend off invading troops attempting to storm their castle (ha!).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Zen Studios announces Zen Pinball 2 for PS3, PS Vita

Zen Pinball 2 (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios will be expanding their PlayStation line soon with Zen Pinball 2 for the PS3 and PS Vita. Functioning as a platform for future table releases, similar to Pinball FX2 for the 360, Zen Pinball 2 will be a free update for owners of Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball, updating table physics and adding new trophies and support for a new social network system with Facebook integration.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Epic Quest brings role-playingness to the pinball world

Epic Quest (360, Android, iOS, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios’ latest pinball adventure, Epic Quest, is now available for consoles and mobile platforms. Xbox gamers can download the role-playing pinballer as part of the Pinball FX2 platform for 240 MS Points, while PlayStation gamers can snag it as a standalone download off PSN for $2.49. Those wanting their pinball on the go can download an Android or iOS copy off Android Marketplace and App Store, respectively, for $0.99.

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

(Xbox 360 Review) Pinball FX2 – Epic Quest

(Xbox 360 Review) Pinball FX2 - Epic Quest

“Though it may seem overly simplistic at first, there’s no denying that Epic Quest holds up exceptionally well over repeated play…”

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DLC, Xbox 360 Reviews

Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue gets help from the mighty Thor

Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue (360, PS3) Thor Announcement - Header

Zen Studios will be unleashing Thor on the pinball world as the virtuous thunder god joins the X-Men and their vengeful counterparts in the upcoming four-table pack, Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue. As the protector of Asgard, Thor will be pitted against Loki, the Destroyer, Surtur, and Ymir on the pinball battlefield. The $9.99/800 MS Point DLC will also include tables for Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, and others from the Marvel universe.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Pinball FX2′s latest DLC table, Paranormal, now available for free

Pinball FX2 (360) Paranormal DLC Announcement - Screenshot 3

Zen Studio’s thank-you gift to Pinball FX2 players, Paranormal, which also happens to be the latest DLC table, is now available for download. Pinball FX2 has to be downloaded first, but it’s a free release, so gamers wanting some pinball action can grab the base game, which serves as a platform for future tables, and Paranormal for absolutely nothing. The table is free from now through November 2.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Zen Studios giving away latest Pinball FX2 table, Paranormal, for free

Pinball FX2 (360) Paranormal DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios wants to thank their fans for the success of Pinball FX2 with a free table. On October 26, FX2 players will be able to download the latest table, Paranormal, for free. The table will be free until November 2, and those wanting the gift will need to grab Pinball FX2, a free release that doubles as a platform supporting for-pay DLC tables, off of Live Marketplace in order to access the table.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue to get X-Men DLC table

Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue (360, PS3) Xmen Announcement - Header

Zen Studios has announced the second of the four new tables from the upcoming Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue pack. Ghost Rider will be followed by none other than the X-Men this winter. The table will feature Iceman, Wolverine, Jean Gray, Colossus, and more as they battle Sentinels and the Brotherhood of Mutants’ Blob, Mystique, and Juggernaut.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Pinball FX2 to get new DLC table, Sorcerer’s Lair

Pinball FX2 (360) Sorcerers Lair DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios will be adding Zen Pinball’s fantasy-themed Sorcerer’s Lair table to the Pinball FX2 platform for the 360. The Live Arcade release will launch on October 12 and feature new achievements, operators menu and rule sheet.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Zen Pinball 3D announced for 3DS

Zen Pinball 3D (3DS) Announcement - Header

While 3DS owners might see the lack of a pinball game on their new handheld as an injustice, Zen Studios sees only an opportunity. The creator of the Pinball FX series, Marvel Pinball, and Zen Pinball is planning on satiating the cravings of pinball wizards everywhere this fall with the launch of Zen Pinball 3D for the 3DS.

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