Pinball FX 2 bumped to October 27

Game Feast goes hungry as Zen Studios' latest gets pushed back two weeks "to ensure the launch…is absolutely perfect."

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Would-be Pinball FX wizards must remain mere apprentices for a few more weeks, as Zen Studios' Xbox Live Arcade game has suffered a delay. Originally set for release this Wednesday, the game has now been pushed to October 27.

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In a statement announcing the delay, Microsoft Game Studios lead producer Mark Coates explained, "We decided to take a little extra time to ensure the launch of Pinball FX 2 is absolutely perfect."

Technically a free download, Pinball FX 2 is a platform that will work with the original game's tables, as well as a new 800 Microsoft point ($10) starter pack of four new tables. Those who already own the original Pinball FX will also be able to import that game's tables into the sequel, where they will receive new achievements and visual updates. Players will also be able to sample new tables before deciding whether or not to make a purchase.

Pinball FX 2 was intended to be the third title in Microsoft's Game Feast promotion, following up on the launches of Hydrophobia and Comic Jumper, and leading into the promotion-capping Super Meat Boy on October 20. Its new release date puts it at the very end of the month, meaning gamers will need to act quickly if they want a Pinball FX 2 purchase to count toward the October Microsoft points give away promotion, where gamers who spend 2,400 ($30) Microsoft points in October will be credited with an additional 800 Microsoft points ($10).

For more on Pinball FX 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

14 comments
azureblade89
azureblade89

In other words, FX2 wouldn't be bought by anyone because they're all buying Sonic, or some other better DLC/Arcade title

Henninger
Henninger

I have the 1st 1. & that game suits me just fine. I wont pay 4 the 2nd @ all.

Hollowdimension
Hollowdimension

This sucks. I hope they fix the physics in the game. FX 1 was a little off.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Well this sucks! I was actually looking forward to playing this tomorrow! And what do they mean by wanting the launch to be perfect? That the game needs to be tweaked a little more or that they don't want it to clash in sales with whatever crap is being released tomorrow?!

Trogeton
Trogeton

I still have pinball fx on my xbox360 right now but it got boring about 2 years ago lol

monson21502
monson21502

that sucks. this one better have online play or im not buying it

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@nissanmaxima yes i know how to read. let me quote what THEY wrote : "Its new release date puts it at the very end of the month, meaning gamers will need to act quickly if they want a Pinball FX 2 purchase to count toward the October Microsoft points give away promotion, where gamers who spend 2,400 ($30) Microsoft points in October will be credited with an additional 800 Microsoft points ($10)." the way they worded it made it sound like purchasing the game itself would count toward the points you needed. they should be more clear and say "if you want your pinball FX2 starter tables purchase to count". it was unclear as to what they were referring to.

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

@Fryboy101 read this article again. it cleary states you can get game for free and play your pinball fx tables from the first game with graphic updates and new achievements. if u pay $10 u get 4 new tables from pinball fx2. LEARN HOW TO READ!

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

how will the FX2 purchase count toward the 2400 points? isn't the game free?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

@lithus I love Golden Gi.... ! I mean, I like cookies.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

This is the headline?... I guess news is slow this week.

lithus
lithus

omg...wtf am i to do?! I'll never get over this outrage! I'll never be happy again! I'll never...*looks over monitor* oooh! Golden Girls is on! Teehee!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I'll pass. I prefer the real pinball machines, It's too bad nobody makes them anymore.