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Zen Pinball 2 Coming Spring 2012 for PlayStation and PS Vita

Zsolt Kigyossy's Avatar Posted by Zsolt Kigyossy on Apr 09, 2012 // Managing Director, Zen Studios

You may have seen the announcement for Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles a few weeks ago, but it just so happens we have something extra special in store for PlayStation fans – Zen Pinball 2 is on the way, packed full of new features and all sorts of awesome bonuses, and it will release in conjunction with the new Marvel pack!

We have been listening to all of your feedback and have included many, many of your ideas into what is our most advanced and sophisticated pinball platform yet! There has been strong focus on keeping the community together, bringing all of your pinball tables under one roof, and then connecting the games across PS3 and Vita. If you are a pinball fan, this will be the ultimate pinball experience on PlayStation!

So, how will all of this work if you have purchased Zen Pinball or Marvel Pinball and any DLC? It’s going to be super easy! When Zen Pinball 2 releases, you will simply need to download and install a game update, and your game will be updated FREE of charge. All of your tables will appear in one location, they will have received updated ball physics and graphics, new trophies and a much deeper social experience including in game notifications, friend challenges and even posting scores to Facebook. This free update is our way of saying THANK YOU for supporting Zen Studios and allowing us to continue work on the game we love so much.

For those of you who are new to the game, Zen Pinball 2 will be a free platform download with trials available for every table. Simply download Zen Pinball 2, and you will have access to an amazing library of pinball tables including the brand new Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles pack, featuring tables based on Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ Movie, ‘World War Hulk,’ ‘Fear Itself,’ and ‘The Infinity Gauntlet.’ Here is a glimpse of the brand new, redesigned Zen Pinball 2 dashboard, showing how the tables will be presented.

Zen Pinball 2 Coming Spring 2012

I know you are all wondering about cross platform purchases. We are happy to announce that all content purchased for Zen Pinball 2 will playable on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita at no extra charge! You can enjoy the game at home on the couch and then take it with you on the go without having to pay twice.

There are a bunch of new features available in Zen Pinball 2, such as in game scoring notifications, friend challenges, posting scores to Facebook and amazing stereoscopic 3D. We have spent serious time perfecting this game and polishing every little aspect!

Zen Pinball 2 Coming Spring 2012

When you add it all up, there will be TWENTY SIX different pinball tables available day one for Zen Pinball 2! We will continue to support the game with regular DLC, and we have new brands that we are developing tables around, including a pinball table based on one of PopCap’s most popular franchises, and we have a ton of ideas for original designs.

Thanks for three fantastic years of support for Zen Pinball! We are looking forward to the next chapter with Zen Pinball 2.

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+ dimy93 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

@Zsolt Kigyossy tnx for the info – 1 more question
How many table do I get for these 10 bucks ?
I’m seriously considering getting the game
@45 Neither the month nor the price were mentioned in the post ….I wouldn’t have asked otherways

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm said:

    The packs come with 4 tables each, and currently there are three separate packs available – Zen Pinball Collection, Marvel Pinball, and Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue. The Avengers Chronicles pack will release the same day as Zen Pinball 2.


+ Link01 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:25 pm said:

@41 ah, I think I get it now… the application/game will be free with a charge with unlocks for everything.


+ shogun00 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:32 pm said:

@ Zsolt

Local split screen?! Will it also be available for the online mode? Or will there be an online version of Hot Seat mode.

It would be nice to be able to teach a few of my friends on how to master the game.

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

    There is online multiplayer but it is no split screen. You will be able to customize the online game, such as setting the score you will play to, ball loss penalties, etc. There is also local hot seat mode.


+ Shaowstrike on April 9th, 2012 at 12:34 pm said:

Will this be available for all members, or only PS+ members?


+ GuZ_707 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:38 pm said:

i know you probably answered this before but im a bit confused.
if i buy zen pinball and the marvel pinball right nowi can i play them on the vita when this zen pinball 2 comes out? or do i have to buy zen pinball 2 and then those 2 games will be unlocked to played them under zen pinball 2? sorry if my question is confusing

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 12:44 pm said:

    If you buy them right now, you will be able to import them to Zen Pinball 2 free of charge on launch day, as well as play them on PS Vita free of charge. This will be done via a title update and everything will transition over to Zen PInball 2. Does that clear things up for you?


+ shogun00 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:40 pm said:

@ 51 GuZ_707:

Yes! All the tables (26 of them) in Zen Pinball 2 will be playable on both PS3 and PS Vita.


+ GuZ_707 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:47 pm said:

ooooooh ok thanks alot! i will buy them on saturday since i get paid friday. i will also buy zen pinball 2 at launch, thanks alot for the response!


+ shogun00 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:54 pm said:

@ 53 GuZ_707:

Zen Pinball 2 is a platform and it’s free like the blog post says. The tables (that you haven’t bought already) are the only things that are going to cost money. :)


+ Fnord on April 9th, 2012 at 12:57 pm said:

Awesome! Good job Zen, on going above and beyond the call of duty on this. Love the first one and Marvel Pinball. Having everything in one spot will be great.

And speaking of Pinball Dreams/Fantasies… any chance y’all could grab the license for those and do an amazing update to my favorite Amiga pinball games? ;)

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 1:14 pm said:

    Thank you!

    We have not yet approached Pinball Dreams, but the thought has crossed our minds!


+ mrk1976 on April 9th, 2012 at 1:01 pm said:

Cool, may I ask for clarification as well…?

I do not own a PS3 (yes, shame on me), so I do not (yet) have any Zen Pinball tables purchased (double shame on me). I will be getting a Vita soon, so this question concerns only owning a Vita…

So will all Zen Pinball tables will be available to purchase from the Vita? I’m a big Marvel fan, and while the Avengers Assemble pack looks awesome, I’d also love to get the back catalog of Zen’s other Marvel tables. Will this be possible with just the Vita?

Whatever the answer, thanks for reading and answering our questions, Zsolt. You and Zen Studios ROCK!

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 1:16 pm said:

    Yes, all Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball tables will be available for purchase on Vita via Zen Pinball 2. If you do not own a PS3, you can still get all the same content!



+ LokeSTL on April 9th, 2012 at 1:04 pm said:

@Zsolt – So are you saying that each has it’s own set of trophies, even though the list is the same? That would be awesome! Either way, very pumped to have these on my Vita. Fun!

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

    Each table has the same trophies, but you will need to unlock them separately on each system. Hope that answers your question!


+ Budds_o_Tokin on April 9th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

Hello Mr.Kigyossy,

I have a question…I have tables from Zen Pinball, and to get them on the Vita. I first download on the PS3 and then run the Vita version?

Thanks in advance for answering everyone’s questions, and to see your team’s continued support.

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

    You will need to download Zen Pinball 2 on Vita (it is a free download). The game will recognize which tables you own and will be available for play! We are working hard to make this as easy as possible.


+ battlehammer1992 on April 9th, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

WOW so awsome


+ CrashSpyro on April 9th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

Sounds like Zen Pinball 2’s release would be a good time to put the previous ZP/MP tables on sale. Any chance of that happening in the near future?


+ devilmosh on April 9th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

@21 Personally, I intend to grab Pinball Arcade on day one because they’re not only a great company, but they seem to be following Zen’s excellent example, which I want to support.

I’m excited for both Zen and PA so I’ll be on top of both. There is always room for more pinball on my PS3! No need to choose between the two.


+ halo_nothing on April 9th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

So any chance of PlayStation Home unlockables with this title? PLEASE say yes. :P


+ ptuck874 on April 9th, 2012 at 11:57 am said:

oh and yeah, that might get me wanted to get a vita now :) lol


+ Hockeyabe on April 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

I really like the attitude of all the flipperheads, ZEN Studios, and Farsight on here. More tables across both engines is what we all need! Though money can be an issue for all of us, I always save my quarters for any good pinball engines out there.


+ TheGuardianFID on April 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

Exactly what I was hoping for, consider the tables SOLD Zsolt! 8D


+ Link01 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

Sooo, do you get the Vita version if you buy the ps3 version.. or are they separate purchases?

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm said:

    Any content you buy for Zen Pinball whether on PS3 or on Vita will be playable on both screens at no additional charge. Buy it once, get it on both systems!


+ dimy93 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

Date (or at least month)?

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm said:

    We are shooting for May 2012.

    The price for packs will still be $9.99, individual DLC will be $2.49 – $2.99.


+ shogun00 on April 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

Awesome! I’m really intrigued by the in-game challenge mode. Is that one on one (side by side) multiplayer?

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    + Zsolt Kigyossy on April 9th, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

    Yes, the side by side you saw is local split screen multiplayer (on PS3 of course).


+ battlerwarlock on April 9th, 2012 at 12:09 pm said:

Its a good time to be a Pinball fan! I’ll be getting both Zen 2 and Pinball Arcade!


+ mixedkidbx on April 9th, 2012 at 12:09 pm said:


it helps to read a blog post before just posting your questions, which was answered in the post itself….

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