Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Zen Studios

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

Marvel Pinball 3D (3DS) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

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