Marvel Pinball swinging to XBL, PSN this year

Zen Studios prepping collection of four tables based on Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Blade; Xbox 360 version to be compatible with Pinball FX 2.

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Like any good comic book character, pinball never truly dies. Zen Studios underscored this fact today with the announcement of Marvel Pinball, a downloadable collection of four super heroic virtual pinball tables for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Here comes Spider-Man, in pinball form!

Set for release in December, Marvel Pinball includes tables for four of the comic company's film-featured heroes: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Blade. Each table will have music, artwork, and objectives specific to the characters, along with animated 3D representations of the heroes, as well as villains like the Green Goblin, Silver Samurai, Mysterio, Whiplash, The Mandarin, and Doctor Octopus.

The Xbox 360 edition of the game will be released as an expansion to Pinball FX 2, a free platform launched on Xbox Live last month that allows users to try individual tables before purchasing them. On the PS3, Marvel Pinball will be a stand-alone game.

Regardless of the version purchased, gamers will be able to look forward to more Marvel tables released as downloadable content. On the game's official website, Zen Studios is running a poll to determine which Marvel property gets the pinball treatment next. The four options listed are Captain America, the Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, and the Hulk. In early voting (under 100 votes total), the Hulk held a slim lead.

For more on Zen Studios' pinball pedigree, check out GameSpot's review of Pinball FX 2.

Discussion

22 comments
shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

Blade over Captain America in the initial release? Thats just wrong. The fanboy in me wants to get this, the cynic says no way.

teknic1200
teknic1200

I'm a sucker for pinball, while I prefer a real table video pinball can help me get a fix. I just wish you could rotate your TV 90 degrees and play like a real table. that would be hot!

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

who even plays pinball games anymore

dadoesch
dadoesch

Wait, why isn't Zen releasing the tables as additional tables to "Zen Pinball" on PS3? They did a great job on that pinball game and they have released several additional tables for it. By making a separate game for the Marvel tables on the PS3, is that an indication they're going to abandon Zen Pinball from now on?

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

never took the time to check this game out, until now. I wish they still made great pinball machines that people could play just about anywhere. Now I just hope they have a working one when my kid wants to go to Chucky Cheese.

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

Pinball FX 2 is the best XBLA title ever. I can't wait for this dlc.

clintbrew
clintbrew

cool marvel gives me a reason to buy tables now i hope Zen Studios could get movies one like the addams family and Back to the future

MehowPwned
MehowPwned

Free on PC ha.. Oh yeah thumps me down you haters..

YoBrandino
YoBrandino

Awesome, I can't wait. I'm quite addicted to the other tables in Pinball FX 2 right now! And these look like great additions!

david60639
david60639

I can play pinball on my PC for free, thanks.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

cool. now i have a reason to get this game, always been a big marvel fan.

buft
buft

thank you once again zen studios, my money is as good as spent, heading over to vote now.

Hollowdimension
Hollowdimension

I'd like to see all four tables plus a Deadpool table.

azureblade89
azureblade89

Captain America is in the lead atm, can't wait for this to come out.

360hammer
360hammer

Wheres my Adam's Family table?

MonkeySpot
MonkeySpot

"BLADE" Pinball!!! Intsa-Purchase for me... This is great, and I will support every table that comes out. My two favorite past-times: Pinball and Comic Books. Perfect! And yes, I second the call for "Ghost Rider" immediately.

unreal_master
unreal_master

This is what pinball fx is all about. i want this asap.

jl0pez
jl0pez

This looks cool, I would like Ghost Rider pinball.