|Platform XBLA||Publisher Microsoft Game Studios||Developer Zen Studios||Release Date 04/25/2007|
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 18, 2014 03.18.14
Zen Studios is bringing Pinball FX2, CastleStorm - Definitive Edition and KickBeat - Special Edition to the Xbox One "in the coming months," according to a post on the company's blog, adding that CastleStorm and KickBeat will also head to PlayStation 4 "later this spring." The Definitive Edition of hybrid tower-defense game CastleStorm runs at 1080p at 60 frames per second. It features the entire original campaign and expansions, along with new battles, modes, spells and more. The 2D physics-based destruction game also includes a custom castle editor, online multiplayer and co-op modes. Available for Wii U and PS3, CastleStorm launched for Android and iOS devices as a free-to-play title called CastleStorm: Free to Siege last month. The Special Edition of the fighting-infused rhythm...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 28, 2014 01.28.14
Super League Football, a suite of pinball tables inspired by Midway's World Cup Soccer table, will be added to Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2, developer Zen Studios announced today. Super League Football will be available in Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live Arcade and for Steam and Windows 8, as well as Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and through the iTunes, Mac, Google Play and Kindle HD app stores. Super League Football will also launch as standalone game through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Players can play the tables as a number of different soccer clubs, including A.C. Milan, Arsenal, A.S. Roma, FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Real Madrid C.F. and Juventus Football Club. Tables will be themed to the club of players' choice, featuring images of the...
By Tracey Lien on Nov 21, 2013 11.21.13
This week's Humble Weekly Bundle focuses on Zen Studios' pinball titles, with more than five pinball games bundled together at a pay-what-you-want rate. The base bundle contains Pinball FX2 — Core Pack, Pinball FX2 — Classic Pack, Pinball FX2 — Earth Defense Table, Pinball FX2 — Paranormal Table and Pinball FX2 — Epic Quest table. Those who pay $6 or more for the bundle will unlock three additional titles: Pinball FX2 — Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles Pack, Pinball FX2 — Star Wars Pack and Pinball FX2 — Marvel Pinball Original Pack. When buying the bundle, customers can choose if they want to distribute their money between Zen Studios, one of two non-profit charities or Humble Bundle itself.
By Samit Sarkar on Sep 23, 2013 09.23.13
Star Wars Pinball fans can catch a glimpse of the upcoming Return of the Jedi table in a trailer released today by developer Zen Studios. The table features objects inspired by the 1983 film, including an AT-ST and a hologram of the Death Star II, and it takes place in the forest on Endor. Missions played on the table are based on scenes from the movie, such as the lightsaber duel between Luke Skywalker and (spoiler alert!) his father, Darth Vader. The Return of the Jedi table is part of Zen's Balance of the Force pack, which will function as an add-on for Star Wars Pinball as well as the studio's existing pinball platforms, Zen Pinball and Pinball FX.
By Tracey Lien on Jun 18, 2013 06.18.13
Zen Studios is offering the Sorcerer's Lair table in Pinball FX2 for free this Friday for Steam users, the studio announced today. When players download the Pinball FX2 platform this Friday, they will also be able to download Sorcerer's Lair free of charge. The free table will have no limited free play sessions, ads or gimmicks and will be for players to keep. New tables will also be available to download for $2.99 each, including the Paranormal, Fantastic Four and Marvel Civil War tables.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 01, 2013 05.01.13
In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, Zen Studios is offering a 50 percent discount on Star Wars Pinball simulator tables across several platforms, the developer announced. The "May the Fourth Be With You" sale will last through 3:01 a.m. ET on May 8. Players can purchase the add-on for mobile and consoles for half its original price: For use in Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live Arcade — 400 Microsoft Points ($5) Apple App Store for iOS — $0.99 Google Play for Android — $0.99 For use in Zen Pinball 2 via the Mac App Store — $0.99 Star Wars Pinball is also now available for the Kindle Fire HD, and will cost $0.99 for the duration of the sale. The add-on will also be available through PSN in Europe today through May 8 for €4.99. The Star Wars Pinball tables launched in late February...
By Michael McWhertor on Feb 20, 2013 02.20.13
Zen Studios' first three Star Wars Pinball tables will be released on a wide number of platforms next week, beginning with a Feb. 26 release on PlayStation Network in North America and seeing a wider release on Feb. 27. Star Wars Pinball will come to Zen Pinball 2 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita through Sony's PlayStation Network on Feb. 26 in North America, then to Europe on Feb. 27. The bundle of tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, The Clone Wars animated series and bounty hunter Boba Fett will cost $9.99/€9.99. The PSN version will support Cross Buy, requiring a single purchase on PS3 to play on both PlayStation platforms. The trio of Star Wars tables will then come to Pinball FX2 for Xbox 360 on Feb. 27 for 800 Microsoft Points. Each table will be released...
By Griffin McElroy on Feb 13, 2013 02.13.13
Star Wars Pinball, the upcoming batch of downloadable content and standalone games from Zen Studios, features a table based on what most folks would argue to be the best film in the franchise: The Empire Strikes Back. That table is showcased in a new trailer released today, posted above. Its players will need to keep their wits about them to keep the pinball on the board — the Empire Strikes Back table has a ton of moving parts and interactive scenes ripped straight from Episode 5. Two more tables, based on Boba Fett and The Clone Wars, are included in the pack, but have yet to be detailed. Star Wars Pinball launches later this month, and will be a standalone app on iOS and Android. It will also be sold as DLC for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 on all appropriate platforms.
By Michael McWhertor on Feb 09, 2013 02.09.13
Zen Studios virtual pinball games Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2 will take their first steps into a larger world of licensing with the release of three Star Wars-inspired tables, coming soon. Bound for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Windows 8, Mac, Android and iOS, Star Wars Pinball taps deeply into Star Wars nostalgia with an initial trio of tables based on one film, one iconic bad guy and the animated Clone Wars series. The table that may be its most popular, based on The Empire Strikes Back, is also designed to be its most accessible. The playfield is wide open, with ramps, loops and lanes pushed to the far end of the table. The action moves at a moderate pace, perhaps the ideal Star Wars machine for those new to Zen's brand of virtual pinball. On The Empire Strikes Back...