The good news — the world's premiere digital pinball platform is coming to the Xbox One on July 31. The bad news — players will have to repurchase all of the Pinball FX2 tables they've already bought for the Xbox 360.
When Telltale Games' PR director teased a surprise announcement via Twitter yesterday, my fellow Kotaku writers and I compiled a list of potential game reveals. Nowhere on that list was a The Walking Dead pinball table from Zen Studios.
E3 is never a time for social calls. It's nonstop work. Last June, the only developer I met with outside the walls of the L.A. Convention Center was over drinks with Zen Studios' U.S. staff at the J.W. Marriott.
When Zen Studios went to Lucasarts about a year ago, they offered a straightforward pitch for a series of Star Wars-themed pinball tables. OK, here's the Original Trilogy pack: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. OK, now here are the three prequels ...
Zen Pinball's productive relationship with Marvel Entertainment has delivered 14 virtual tables to Pinball FX2 on the Xbox 360 and Marvel Pinball on the PS3, as well as on mobile devices. There's going to be a 15th table coming up soon: "Civil War," taken from the 2006 crossover continuity pitting Captain America…
Granted, this is only a bunch of dudes talking over Twitter, but these dudes are ones who work on Pinball FX 2 and Archer, and both seem to favor the idea of creating a virtual pinball table for the outrageously funny espionage spoof.
This may sound off-key coming from the guy who nominated the 12th edition of annual sports franchise for overall GOTY last year. But I'm inclined to say "None of the above," this year. I prefer for these honors to truly mean the game, at minimum, was the best at what it did. This year's big games, nearly all of them…
Should you be worthy or willing to spend 800 Microsoft points / $9.99 next week, this Thor table and more shall be yours when Zen Studio releases the Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue pack on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.
A year and a month ago I sat in a hotel room in Anaheim, California, telling the folks from Zen Studios how much their Marvel Pinball series for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network needed a healthy dose of the fist of Khonshu. I don't recall making a pact for my firstborn, but if I did I'll totally honor it.
Johnny Blaze, the subject of the upcoming live-action sequel starring Nicholas Cage's hair, is the next Marvel superhero to get the Pinball FX 2 treatment, but what virtuous secret is he hiding?
Diehard pinballers looking for another couple thou or so on their Wizard Score in Pinball FX2 can pick up another table on Oct. 12, developer Zen Studios just announced. "Sorcerer's Lair," an all-original table, will release then, promising "a gothic world of mystery, ghosts and ginormous spiders!" The table offers…
The makers of the popular Zen Pinball series on PlayStation Network and the Pinball FX 2 series on Xbox Live Arcade will bring the silver ball to the 3DS with Zen Pinball 3D, a downloadable title releasing this fall on the Nintendo eShop.
Although known primarily for its Marvel Comics tables, the pinball simulator Pinball FX 2 has other crossovers, like Rocky & Bullwinkle and Street Fighter. The game's latest team-up is with Twisted Pixel's Ms. 'Splosion Man, and it is available Aug. 31.
Back in July, FX Pinball 2 creator Zen Studios revealed that Twisted Pixel's Ms. 'Splosion Man would supply the theme for the next table for the pinball simulator. Six fresh screens of that went out today.
The well received Marvel series of tables for the acclaimed pinball simulator Pinball FX 2 will be getting another set of four tables by winter, and also will expand to other platforms in 2012.