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Coming to PSN this Week: ZEN Pinball: Earth Defense Table

Zsolt Kigyossy's Avatar Posted by Managing Director, Zen Studios

Hey there all you Zen Pinball fans!

ZEN Studios has locked down this Thursday, March 25 as the official release date for Earth Defense, the latest expansion table for ZEN Pinball! You can pick up the fun new table on the PlayStation Store for $2.49 – check out an exclusive sneak peak of the new Earth Defense table with the trailer below!

And that’s just a small taste of what the Earth Defense table will deliver. Prepare yourself to save the world! The fate of the world is in your hands and it is your mission to overcome the panic and rid Pinball City of the alien invaders. Check out the exciting new Earth Defense table tomorrow! For more information, you can always check out previous posts on the Blog or visit the official ZEN Pinball website at

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freemantim said:

March 23rd, 9:04 am

Looks like a great new table to pick up.

poweredbyzen said:

March 23rd, 9:06 am

would love a mega-sale on all the zen-goodness! :D

LumarQQ said:

March 23rd, 9:06 am

Lol pinball.

Craazy said:

March 23rd, 9:09 am

Sign me up

SPOOKULA209 said:

March 23rd, 9:10 am

I buy all the tables for this game regardless. I wish you guys would put them out more frequently but this is a good edition to the other 2

reson8er said:

March 23rd, 9:11 am

Zen Pinball is great! When I read the name of the table, my immediate reaction was, “don’t think this ones for me”. But after seeing that video, I changed my mind. I really love this game, and will pick this up. Thanks Zen.

SpiritThief said:

March 23rd, 9:12 am

Zen pinball + add ons bundle

I’ll be waiting…

moog said:

March 23rd, 9:18 am

Looks fun, I might actually get this. I found the original four a little disappointing.

Are we ever going to get the decent tables Williams put out? Not the ultra basic ones but the fancy themed ones from the 90s. Plus I’d really like that awful USA World Cup soccer one. I wasted so many hours on that down the pub at lunchtime :D

CDubyahS said:

March 23rd, 9:26 am

That is really creative. I must own after I buy Ninja Gaiden sigma table and unlock the rest of the street fighter trophies.

CDubyahS said:

March 23rd, 9:28 am

williams pinball hall of fame is disc based game and sold for $10 at gamestop recently….

StECnet said:

March 23rd, 9:32 am

Looks like an awesome addon to this fun & addicting little game!

twooh said:

March 23rd, 9:37 am

@10 – CDubyah S

Williams is a much more realistic experience. I have both the games and can say that from experience. That said, williams is a much better bang for your buck. These tables @ $2.49 are a ripoff.

JetSetFuture said:

March 23rd, 9:49 am

I have this table for Pinball FX on the Xbox 360. It’s very fun. Will there be new trophies?

davidbeaudin said:

March 23rd, 9:53 am

for the person that say it’s a ripoff at 2.49$. I think it is a perfectly reasonable price, because there is alot of work that goes in these new tables. Months of programming and testing goes into each table.

Keep up the good work Zen Studios. I will be buying ur new tables as they come out.

razkazz said:

March 23rd, 10:01 am

Zsolt, the work you guys are doing on Zen Pinball is great. Can we expect any new maps or characters for Punisher: No Mercy soon?

jh6269 said:

March 23rd, 10:53 am

Zsolt Kigyossy,

Thanks for the new content! Can you please post some still photos to the blog? Can’t watch the video @ work.

Is it anything like Space Cadet table (from windows 95/98)? I’ve been hoping Zen can have a table similar; from the description, it sounds like it’s similar.

I will be buying this nevertheless.

Thank you!

Android66 said:

March 23rd, 10:59 am

The new table looks cool, but didn’t you guys give out a free table for Pinball FX on Xbox Live? A pirate one, as I recall? While I’m hoping for new tables to appear in cost-saving bundles on PSN, a free table to those who supported the game would be nice. Plus, since you need the main game anyway, why not offer a free table to both reward existing owners and as an incentive to get people to purchase the main game if they have not already?

robertmc8 said:

March 23rd, 11:10 am

Awesome but to bad I can’t play it :*( I just send my console back for repair still having issue. Won’t get back to 7-10 days. But I will pick it up once I get my console back :) You guys do rock thanks.

sscoolChea said:

March 23rd, 11:14 am

First , let start off by saying you guys are doing a wonderful job with zen pinball . I have bought the sf and the ninja gaiden table and they are fantastic . The only thing that kills me is how in the hell are these people scoring all those gazillions of points . I can barely reach 10 million . People score 10 million the first 1 minute . lol …Thats all great job guys .Oh btw what happen to the video feed when we play online ?

JimInPT said:

March 23rd, 11:33 am

Oh, thank God. From the title, I thought it was a theme of more lies from Algore.

Good theme; even though I still have many problems trying to play ZP online, I’ll buy this one for local play.

AlphaTribe2007 said:

March 23rd, 11:50 am

This seems really cool. My dream for you guys would be for you to be able to strike some kinda of deal or do some kind of spin off of the old arcade pin ball games. Like the playboy mansion table, or the old elvira pin ball game,24, Adams family, batman forever, dirty harry, demolition man, golden eye, indiana jones, nascar….. the list goes on and on.

I can remember playing allot of these and it would be great to revisit them…

plaztiksyke said:

March 23rd, 11:58 am

Love the new tables! Can we get a Ghostbusters table? or Brutal Legend?

I hope the audio quality is better this time around. The SSFFII table sounded like really low quality MP3. The PS3 can handle 24-bit losslessly compressed audio — please use it!

moog said:

March 23rd, 12:00 pm

@AlphaTribe2007, oh yes, those tables would be rather nice!

eFunk25 said:

March 23rd, 12:09 pm

This table looks awesome

acerazer1 said:

March 23rd, 12:41 pm

Do you guys envision any kind of bundle deal for the newer tables in the future?

acerazer1 said:

March 23rd, 12:42 pm


You should check out Pinball Hall of Fame Williams Collection, it has some really classic tables and is a great pinball sim.

FJ1100_rider said:

March 23rd, 12:49 pm

i was wondering when this was coming
it was announced way back when the ninja gaiden table was announced

I have never seen any replies to blog posts from you guys but I’ll ask anyway , when is planet minigolf releasing?


March 23rd, 12:51 pm

wouldn’t mind say a god of war table

EdEN_Zardos said:

March 23rd, 1:51 pm

Well look at that. A new table for Zen Pinball. Wonder if they’ll lover the price on the game and the past tables to get others to try the whole thing? I bought Zen Pinball on January and it was well worth the price of admission. Keep the tables coming!

Xamindar said:

March 23rd, 1:56 pm

Great to hear new tables are coming out but honestly you guys haven’t fixed problems with the V12 table that comes with the game. It lags a lot and slows down when lots of things are happening at the same time. Please fix that table so it plays smoothly. Then I may think about buying new tables.

KILLZONE79 said:

March 23rd, 2:59 pm

Hey zen studios any word on that patch for punisher no mercy yet?

Fishface45 said:

March 23rd, 3:22 pm

I wish you guys would fix the lag between hitting the button and seeing the bumper move. Other then that, it’s a fun game.

Rustbucket80 said:

March 23rd, 5:33 pm

Love your Zen pinball game from day one. It is the most realistic pinball experience IMO. I would love it if Zen studios could replicate some of the pinball tables I played in the arcade. I remeber a Rocky and Bullwinkle table and also a Simpsons pinball table. I fed so many quarters into both of those machines and have been looking to play them ever since. Pinball machines are not as big as they used to be and I would pay 5 bucks a table for the tables mentioned above. Otherwise, great work Zen!

tidas341 said:

March 23rd, 7:25 pm

looks awesome hope i get new ps3 to try it out

Siufu said:

March 23rd, 8:57 pm

Hongkong PSN store didn’t get all the DLC including Street Fighter and Ninja Gaiden tables. (also a lot of other games as well…) Can somebody in Sony or Zen do something about it? Thanks.

AgentX said:

March 23rd, 9:09 pm

Looks great! I got the other Zen Pinball tables, and I’ll be sure to pick up this one, too.

PantherX said:

March 23rd, 10:04 pm

I love Zen pinball i just wish i was better at it and knew exactly what do on the tables its a little to much tria nd error for me figuring that out at times. ill get this table too ive bought them all so far, i should play them more.

Subzero316 said:

March 23rd, 10:04 pm

looks like another great table by zen studios, ill be sure to buy it on thursday.

Pelt_Hunter said:

March 23rd, 10:56 pm

Definitely going to get this one. I’ve held off on the Ninja Gaiden one but I bought the SFIV table. I think I’ll probably get the Sigma one and this. The whole alien invader thing is right up my alley.

Kamahl_rg said:

March 23rd, 11:04 pm

looks good, ill get it :D

TheTuneFreak said:

March 24th, 9:18 am

DEAR ZEN PINBALL… I can’t wait for the new table, I’ll check to see if I can snag it after I watch Letterman… Could you please give us some real useful tips & tricks for ALL of your tables? I get frustrated has all hell when I get smoked 10 mil to 100k in under a minute… How about adding a RANDOMizer on points? And we need MORE tournaments! While I’m asking-how about ZP swag? Thanks for listening & keep up the great work!

deadahead said:

March 24th, 8:49 pm

Love It! Looks awesome, I still think you guys should bring back the Johnny Neumonic pinball table. That was one of the best pinball tables I ever played!! Keep up the good work Zen!

HawkEyes1 said:

March 25th, 1:40 am

Lame why can’t they get the real Pinball games from the 80’s and 90’s on the PSN?..

surgesnugs said:

March 25th, 8:34 pm

Is there any way you guys can work harder to make your rule sheets make sense? My wife and I were reading the one for this new table and it just doesn’t make any sense. Plus, you put pictures next to each rule, I guess trying to indicate what ramp or whatever you’re referring to, but it’s difficult to even figure out what the pictures are of.

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thnogg said:

April 2nd, 3:59 pm

Zen Pinball is my favorite game on the PS3! Thanks for make such a great, expandable game. Replay value in infinite. I love the multiplayer aspect. Keep the tables coming. I hope this is a cash cow for you guys. I think Zen Pinball could bring a lot of new people to the genre.

I also would like to request that you make the rule sheets more clear. Here’s an example, “What the heck is a habitrail?” Many of the explanations are really clear and the images are often not very helpful. I’d like it better if each page of info had a video and audio that the player could watch, because that would probably be a lot clearer.

Thanks again for a wonderful game!

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