Category Archives: Announcement

9thApril

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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First off, Zen Studios would like to say a big thanks to our community for participating in our CastleStorm: Free to Siege multiplayer beta on Android. We received tons of great feedback from you guys which was instrumental in our development of the brand new mode. Therefore, it is our pleasure to announce the official release of the highly-anticipated PVP multiplayer mode on iOS and Android! This long-awaited mode lets players cross weaponry with players from all over the world in CastleStorm’s fierce castle vs. castle battles, and is available right now as a free update.

 

 

 

The new PVP multiplayer mode in CastleStorm: Free to Siege allows players to build up their home castle and modify its defenses to endure attacks from players worldwide. You can select from one of the game’s four unique nations, each with its own playstyle, as you overtake new areas and regions for different gameplay bonuses, and even earn victory points for weekly rewards!

 

The free PVP multiplayer update is available for CastleStorm: Free to Siege on iOS and Android, and will be coming to Amazon at a later date. So what are you waiting for? Build your castle and start battling today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7thApril

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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Zen Studios next Marvel pinball table will be inspired by the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron film! The table will bring the blockbuster action of the film to our pinball universe on PC, consoles, and mobile platforms the week of April 21st.

 

The Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron table will allow players to relive the struggle of Earth’s mightiest heroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye against Ultron and his seemingly endless army. The table features dedicated game modes for each member of the Avengers team, including a first-person sharpshooting mini-game starring Hawkeye, a spectacular aerial melee combat sequence between Iron Man and Ultron, and selectable difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, or Hard) to cater to each player’s individual skill level.

 

 

 

 

 

As you know, we have created many other Marvel Pinball tables, but nothing is quite like getting to work on a table that is based on a big blockbuster movie like Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s both exhilarating and a bit overwhelming to base a pinball table on a film as it is being made! Often times, final decisions about the film (like costumes, lines, etc.) have not even been made while we’re designing the table, so we have to be able to change with the film as needed. It really keeps us on our toes! We also have to stay true to the filmmakers’ vision while still creating something uniquely fun. Piece of cake, right?

 

Timing a table release with a film’s release is always a challenge; we have to be careful that there are no leaks, and most of all, no movie spoilers! Marvel’s Avengers is a hulk of a franchise (pun intended!) and we cannot express how proud we are that Marvel trusts us to do the job well. We’re stoked to be a part of this and that we get to share it with all of you. We truly hope you enjoy this table, the film, and more Marvel adventures yet to come.

 

See you on the leaderboards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

30thMarch

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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We’re astronomically overjoyed to reveal our next pinball table, Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™, based on the critically acclaimed animated TV show on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels™.

 

Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels will take players on a journey to a galaxy far, far away, teaming them up with the crew of the starship Ghost, including Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Zeb Orrelios, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla and the grumpy astromech Droid™ Chopper as they join forces to take on the evil Empire. The table will feature fully-animated starships including the Ghost and TIE fighters, a flaming engine thruster spindisk, Chopper’s own mini playfield, and seven exciting missions inspired by the show. 

 

 

 

 

We know you’ve all been anxious to see if we would continue working with Lucasfilm to create new Star Wars™pinball tables, and we are excited to say that we are doing just that! This new table is set during a time period never explored in the films, so we’re happy to be able to bring our own blend of pinball magic to this new phase of the Star Wars universe.

 

The table will be available across many of our pinball platforms, including Pinball FX2, Zen Pinball 2, and Star Wars™ Pinball, on console, PC, and mobile during the week of April 27, 2015, just in time for May the Fourth celebrations! Stay tuned for specific release dates and pricing information.

 

May the Force™ be with you.

 

 

STAR WARS © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.  Used Under Authorization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2ndMarch

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

pinball_fx_2_logo_final_mergeWe are happy to announce that Pinball FX2 will be available as a launch title for Windows 10! Collaborating with Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, we have worked to ensure the title will support cross-buy on Windows 10 and Xbox One!

 

Players will be able purchase a Pinball FX2 tables on either Windows 10 enabled devices or on Xbox One consoles, and play it on the other platform at no additional charge. We are very excited to be able to offer this kind of support. More details to come soon!

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At GDC this week? Pinball FX2 for Windows 10 will be playable at the Xbox Booth, Moscone South Hall, #802 at this year’s Game Developers Conference from March 2 – 5, 2015 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Stop by and check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

24thFebruary

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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The Iron & Steel Pack, an exciting new pinball two-pack featuring a table based on our hit CastleStorm franchise as well as a Western-inspired table dubbed Wild West Rampage, is launching this week and represents our first original Zen tables in three years!

 

Our last original themed table was Epic Quest, so returning to original themes was really fantastic for our development team. We had a great time taking your favorite parts of CastleStorm, including the fire-breathing dragon, the sheep-launching ballista, and even some tower defense elements from the original game and crafting them into a fun, new table. Additionally, bringing some of our favorite Old West elements to life for the Wild West Rampage table was a dream come true! You can’t go wrong with train robberies, duels, gunslingers, a corrupt sheriff, and a determined, strong leading lady at the center of it all.

 

To commemorate this release we are revealing a brand new trailer that showcases the great pinball action in both tables, CastleStorm and Wild West Rampage. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Release dates & platforms:

 

Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 & Vita: $4.99/€4,99/£3.99 for the two-table pack. Available in North America on February 24 and Europe on February 25

Zen Pinball 2 for Mac: $2.99/€2,99/£2.29 for individual tables, available on February 25

Pinball FX2 for SteamXbox 360: $4.99/€4,99/£3.99 for the two-table pack, available Feb 25

Pinball FX2 for Xbox One: $4.99/€4,99/£3.99 for the two-table pack, available on Feb 26

Zen Pinball for iOS: $.99/€,99/£.79 for individual tables, available Feb 26

Zen Pinball HD for Android & Amazon: $.99/€,99/£.79 for individual tables, available Feb 26

 

 

PSN players, don’t forget to purchase this pack on either PS3 or PS Vita first, then import to PS4 and enjoy on all three platforms! Xbox players, always purchase on Xbox 360 first, then import to Xbox One to enjoy on both. Please let us know if you have any questions or requests for features or tables, we would love to hear what you’d like to see next!