Two Star Wars: The Force Awakens digital pinball tables launch this week in Pinball FX 2, Zen Pinball 2 and Star Wars Pinball across all of the platforms. Except the Nintendo ones. Otherwise yeah, all of them. Here’s a quick look at both tables in action.
What Do You Get When You Combine a Speeder Bike and a Pinball Table? You get a rather slick sub-level in Return of the Jedi, (at 1:00 of this gameplay video) due sometime this fall in the next set of three tables for Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball.
The second triology of Star Wars tables for Pinball FX 2 and Star Wars Pinball begins with Darth Vader. Not the Midichlorian-rich little boy Darth Vader, but full-on, James Earl Jones-talking, force-choking, 25-sandwich-a-day-eating Darth "Motherf***ing" Vader. That's how you start a second trilogy.
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.
Star Wars Pinball's first three tables—The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and The Clone Wars—will release next week on a slew of mobile and console platforms. Pricing and release dates are different for all of them, so pay close attention.
Here's video of the Empire Strikes Back table for Zen's Star Wars Pinball series. A look at Boba Fett comes next week.
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 ...