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Zen Pinball 2 Gets Huge Table Update on PS4 Starting July 15th

Bobby Loertscher's Avatar + Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Jul 08, 2014 // Community Manager, Zen Studios

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We’re stoked to announce that we have a massive update coming to Zen Pinball 2 on PS4!

Starting on July 15th, PS4 owners can download previously unavailable tables from the PS3 and PS Vita versions, allowing fans of the series access to a more complete collection. You asked for it, and we delivered.

Players who downloaded any of the tables listed below on PS3 or Vita originally will be able to import them to the PS4 version of Zen Pinball 2 for FREE starting next week. If you didn’t pick them up for PS3 or Vita previously, prices are listed as follows:

  • Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue –Ghost Rider, X-Men, Thor, Moon Knight ($9.99)
  • Classic Pack –Tesla, V12, Shaman, El Dorado ($9.99)
  • Fantastic Four ($2.99)
  • Captain America ($2.99)
  • Marvel Civil War ($2.99)
  • Super Street Fighter II Tribute ($2.99)
  • Mars ($2.49)
  • Excalibur ($2.49)

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If you’re purchasing these tables for the first time and would like to play them on multiple PlayStation platforms, please remember to buy them first on PS3 or PS Vita and use the Import Tables function in-game via PS4. If you have questions about how this works, please let us know in the comments below. Happy flipping!

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+ Stoffinator on July 8th, 2014 at 6:06 am said:

Hey Bobby, Stoff here from PSnation.com. Was wondering if we were ever going to get the other tables, thanks for making it happen. Can’t wait to see what you guys at Zen do next!


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 6:12 am said:

    Hey Stoff! :D So glad we could make it happen! Having the full library available on PS4 is going to be super awesome.


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+ johnnyp70 on July 8th, 2014 at 6:10 am said:

Hi Bobby,

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks to the Zen team for consistently providing high level service, and the fact these are being made available at no additional charge is AWESOME! I’m sure the upgrading isn’t easy, so I really appreciate what you do for us for no additional cost to the consumer!


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+ Superstone on July 8th, 2014 at 6:16 am said:

I love ZP2. Thank you.


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+ AizawaYuuichi on July 8th, 2014 at 6:21 am said:

This is so awesome. Thank you for bringing us the rest of the tables. It’ll be nice to have the complete collection available on PS4 now. Cheers!


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+ AnoyoIkari on July 8th, 2014 at 6:25 am said:

Any possibility that the Ninja Gaiden table will be brought over? If not no big thing, you guys made a Deadpool table. For that I am ever greatful.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 6:28 am said:

    We know people want it – hopefully we can make it happen! :)


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+ plaztiksyke on July 8th, 2014 at 6:27 am said:

fantastic!! Tesla is my absolute favorite table from the initial release of Zen Pinball on PS3. it didn’t look quite as good in Zen Pinball 2 (on PS3), for some reason. (The sparks, especially.)

does the PS4 version make effective use of now-modern lighting effects for the sparks, with global illumination, etc?

I love playing this game in 3D, and 60fps takes 3D to a whole new level. it does look like Zen Pinball 2 on PS4 is only doing 720p 3D (albeit with fantastic anti-aliasing). will there be a


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+ FearMonkey on July 8th, 2014 at 6:27 am said:

Yay! Finally I can play my favorite table, El Dorado, on my PS4! Thanks Bobby and Zen!!! ^_^

(Tesla is also one of my favorites)


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 6:33 am said:

    YAY! You’re welcome! Keep letting us know what you want to see in Zen Pinball 2 :D


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+ plaztiksyke on July 8th, 2014 at 6:32 am said:

fantastic!! Tesla is my absolute favorite table from the initial release of Zen Pinball on PS3. it didn’t look quite as good in Zen Pinball 2 (on PS3), for some reason. (The sparks, especially.)

does the PS4 version make effective use of now-modern lighting effects for the sparks, with global illumination, etc?

I love playing this game in 3D, and 60fps takes 3D to a whole new level. it does look like Zen Pinball 2 on PS4 is only doing 720p 3D (albeit with fantastic anti-aliasing). will there be a patch to render the 3D in 1080p?

so funny (and a little disappointing) that the best looking 3D games on PS4 are last-gen ports (Trine 2′s 3D depth is phenomenal!)

thanks again for getting PS4 to content and feature parity. now if only Pinball Arcade could do the same :/

PS: here’s another vote for a Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, and/or Gremlins table.


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+ The_Bunn on July 8th, 2014 at 6:52 am said:

@plaztiksyke
If your tv is passive 3d (with the light glasses) it gives even lines to one eye, and odd lines to the other. It may look like 720p in a 1080p tv. Active uses the full resolution. If it’s an active TV it may be the software. Just my 2 cents

And I second you in that we need more 3d games! Sony told us that 3d was the next big thing a short while ago, but now it’s kind of forgotten. Makes me worry about the morpheus project, they keep creating hardware and leaving them in a limbo… Like the ps move. there’s only so much plastic crap that I can fit into my house.

Back on topic, Bobby, that’s great news! I can now play exclusively on my ps4. Thanks!


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+ DarthSmurfX on July 8th, 2014 at 7:00 am said:

Now… if only there were a way to transfer my Xbox 360 tables over to my PS4………. :/


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+ mixedkidbx on July 8th, 2014 at 7:00 am said:

WOW!!!! You guys just do great things to amaze us fans! Keep it up!

Will def be importing those tables :)


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+ Feralbat on July 8th, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

I have a question. Why is it that I bought the Deadpool table on my PS4 but can not download it to my PSVita or PS3? I know all my tables bought on my PS3 are imported to my PS4, so why is it not allowing me to download Deadpool onto my other systems?


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 7:30 am said:

    The imports can only go one way, from PS3 or Vita to PS4, so if you buy on PS4 first, you cannot transfer them to other systems.


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+ Ecks on July 8th, 2014 at 7:12 am said:

This is great to hear, and I’m happy to be getting the tables on the PS4 for free since I’d bought them previously. Keep making new tables and I’ll keep buying them!

To answer Feralbat, you have to buy your tables on PS3 and then import them in the PS4 version. You can’t do it the other way around unfortunately. I’d suggest this information was added to every blog post as well as the item descriptions in the store so everyone has a clear understanding in the future.


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+ Feralbat on July 8th, 2014 at 7:21 am said:

Thank you for the info Ecks. Hopefully they will make it so that People can purchase content on any system and use it on any system they own the game on.


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+ Alex_Yagami on July 8th, 2014 at 7:36 am said:

AWESOME news! I was just thinking how said it is that some of my favourite tables like Mars aren’t on PS4. Thank you! :)


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+ BanzaiHeil on July 8th, 2014 at 7:41 am said:

Love this! Now all I need is my dream table “Marvel – Maximum Carnage” to be made and I can die with the pinball portion of my life complete. :-p

Keep up the awesome work!


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+ Rafie27 on July 8th, 2014 at 7:43 am said:

My precious X-Men is coming back to me!!!! YASSSSSS!!! Not to mention the other sweet gems coming our way. Zen who told you all to shower us with such gifts?! WOOOOO!! :-D If I haven’t told you all before, I’m telling you now. THANK YOU!!!


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 7:54 am said:

    Thank you for your support, Rafie!!! :D


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+ TeamGreen615 on July 8th, 2014 at 7:51 am said:

Bobby, It’s always good to hear from you and Zen Studios. I have always been happy with the purchases I’ve made and you guys deserve a pat on the back for doing a great job. I still need to get the last set of Star Wars tables and plan to do so soon. I will throw this out there again but I would love to see a Indiana Jones table. I also wondered how a table from JAWS could be something special. To me the music and sound effects add so much to the experience. What better than some iconic movies we have all seen. Keep up the good work.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 7:55 am said:

    Thank you so much! We’d LOVE to do an Indiana Jones table, definitely at the top of our wish list! :)


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+ Goldanas on July 8th, 2014 at 8:12 am said:

Awesome stuff, guys. Love your work. I think Zen is the best virtual pinball game on the market. Looking forward to more realistic tables and more wildly fantastical tables that make use of the medium.

Had a question if you guys had heard of any of the criticism in regards to Sound Design for some of the tables? Giant Bomb did a video on the PS4 version of Zen Pinball 2 and had lots to say about it there, and while I don’t agree with all their sentiments, there are still some interesting points.

Give it a look when you guys have the chance.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 8:15 am said:

    Will have to check that out – thanks for the tip!


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+ Mando44646 on July 8th, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

any chance of a sale soon? There’s a few I want to pick up!


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 8:25 am said:

    Nothing to confirm at the moment, keep an eye out for one :)


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+ johnnyp70 on July 8th, 2014 at 8:19 am said:

To Feralbat-Zen has been crystal clear about the import process since the very first tables were offered on PS4, and in every post since then.


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+ Macello on July 8th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Bobby, it sounded like you guys were not going to be able to do this and all the entitled whiners were making me sick, but you did it anyway! This is why Zen Pinball is the best and I own all of your tables on multiple systems!


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+ Doctor_Hank_Pym on July 8th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

OMG, thanks SO much, Bobby & all at Zen!! the Moon Knight table is my fave of all the Marvel ones, so I was very irked that the V&V pack was not included in the original upgrade options.

Keep up the great work! (and, howabout a Guardians Of The Galaxy table this August?)


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+ ultratroll on July 8th, 2014 at 8:39 am said:

you guys….this made my day so much, that’s why when it comes to Zen i buy first and ask later what i got, you guys …just yesterday i was thinking how much i missed the moon kinght table

keep being awesome.


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+ Ujn on July 8th, 2014 at 8:39 am said:

Shouldn’t there be a “Buyer Beware” on the PS4 versions of the DLC? i.e. Don’t buy the PS4 DLC if you want to play your tables on all platforms? Not sure why it can’t work all around, Sony have built in Cross Platform downloading on their PSN service… why not use that to flag the PS4 DLC as purchased?

Buy the PS3/Vita versions of DLC. Never buy the PS4 version.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on July 8th, 2014 at 8:46 am said:

    With new releases we usually have a popup message saying that you need to buy on PS3 or Vita first and then import to PS4 :)


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+ gold_og_roger on July 8th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

Good stuff. The tables on ps4 are so good. I got a bunch of friends hooked on the star wars ps4 tables. Very immersive and great sound effects/music. Great work Zen studios.


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+ Hooligantuan on July 8th, 2014 at 9:39 am said:

Do you have any tables that aren’t Marvel licenses?


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+ Knife-8 on July 8th, 2014 at 10:18 am said:

THANK YOU ZEN!!!!! Cross buy included. I said it over on the Zen forums, and I’ll say it again here, you guys really deserve the most consumer friendly game company award for all that you do for your fans.
Question. Do you think we’ll ever see Pasha, Rome, Biolab, and Secrets of the Deep on the Playstation platforms? That would be awesome. Either way, I’m just grateful for all these original tables making their way to the PS4. Thank you so much Bobby for the announcement.


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+ warlock7 on July 8th, 2014 at 10:22 am said:

THANK YOU BOBBY!! THANK YOU ZEN!!

I am so sorry for ever doubting you…


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+ warlock7 on July 8th, 2014 at 10:24 am said:

Wait, what?!?! No Ninja Gaiden? Oh well, I guess you can’t have everything…

Licensing issues maybe?


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+ GGCAN on July 8th, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

Wow, great !

Thanks Bobby.


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+ Lord_Rinja on July 8th, 2014 at 10:38 am said:

@5 and Bobby Loertscher

I second that on the Ninja Gaiden Sigma II table. That one is my personal favorite. I hope you can get it into a future update. Thanks again for the current update you just posted about. Now my PS4 Zen will feel more complete :-)


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+ RuFfNeCkPSN on July 8th, 2014 at 10:46 am said:

I stupidly purchased the final Star Wars table pack on PS4 a few weeks ago completely forgetting about the “buy on PS3/Vita first” thing. I don’t remember getting a prompt reminding me about that, but that’s ok. I’ll end up rebuying it on Vita most likely anyways. I’m glad the rest of the table I had on PS3 will be coming over. I’m excited!


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+ ggdude on July 8th, 2014 at 12:39 pm said:

Be still my heart. I’ve been waiting for these for a long time! Now onto the agony and ecstasy of attempting the trophies for the remaining tables!


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+ tusunami on July 8th, 2014 at 1:19 pm said:

This is the update that we have all been waiting for I knew at some point would be coming out like I said before patience is a virtue learn it people because it will be a big part of your life.


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+ tylerh1701 on July 8th, 2014 at 3:13 pm said:

Awesome! More free tables for my PS4 version of the game!!!!! So awesome you guys were able to get all these over to PS4.


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+ IIIBlackoutIII on July 8th, 2014 at 3:16 pm said:

Sweet!!


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+ Rez33 on July 8th, 2014 at 3:38 pm said:

Bobby, this is awesome. Thanks for the news! I’m looking forward to next week! How is that you always have the best updates imaginable? Thanks again!


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+ Rez33 on July 8th, 2014 at 3:48 pm said:

Reading through the comments I have to agree with #18. Indiana Jones. That is what we need next! But, if you make it be sure to use the actual voice clips from the films. That is the only problem I’ve noted in the Star Wars tables, the voices often don’t sound quite right. The actual voice clips from Indiana Jones movies integrated into the tables would be awesome! And use as much of the original music as possible, too. Anyway, here’s hoping that Indiana Jones will take the awesome work from the Star Wars tables and make it even better, which is hard to imagine but I’ve got a feeling Zen will pull it off! Get the sound right and it will be unbelievable! Also maybe make the physical table sounds more distinct and metallic. Sometimes Zen tables feel a little, I don’t know, “soft” I guess I would call it because the sounds are a little bit mooshy and don’t sound or feel like a real pinball table. Thanks for listening. Love the game and it’ll continue to have my full support in the future as it has in the past!


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+ djsaiyan on July 8th, 2014 at 9:15 pm said:

So just so we’re clear, we have to do the import tables thing on the PS3 again to transfer these over, right?


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+ NxP3 on July 9th, 2014 at 8:25 pm said:

that’s great, i’ll get classic pack and street fighter back. Was wondering when that was going to show up ps4 and free is the right price it should be if we bought it before. hell I was even looking for a way to import into android version, but I guess that’s asking too much


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+ Viccis on July 10th, 2014 at 7:36 am said:

Hi Bobby. Any chance to release an update to import the tables bought on PS4 for the PS3 and the PS Vita??? Thanks!!!


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+ PViddy on July 15th, 2014 at 5:07 pm said:

So i’m curious as to why all the updated tables were free for me except for my street fighter 2 tribute table… I owned all the tables from the zen pinball 2 ps3 and vita first… I bought it not realizing it until after it went thru… im pretty sure it should have been free for me as well… looks like i will be making a call to sony


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