The Civil War table for the Pinball FX 2 platform was developed by Zen Studios. It was released November 20, 2012 for 240 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.
The Civil War table for Pinball FX2 is the latest in what is now a large string of Marvel-themed pinball tables. Zen Studios continues to innovate with each new release — the improvements they have made since earlier pinball tables are evident here. Civil War is oozing with nods to fans of the comic books — this might be the best-themed Marvel pinball table yet, and it shows through in the very polished presentation.
The comic mini-series that saw the Marvel universe torn asunder back in 2006, Civil War, is coming to Xbox Live Arcade. Zen Studios, the development house behind the addictive Pinball FX2, announced today that the new standalone DLC table, Marvel Civil War, will be available for download November 21 for 240 MSP.
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Zen Studios have announced a new Pinball FX2 table featuring Marvel heroes Iron Man and Captain America. The table is based on the …
Marvel Pinball: The Avengers Chronicles for Pinball FX 2 was developed by Zen Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. It retails for 800 MSP and was released on June 20, 2012. A copy was provided for review purposes.
Marvel Pinball: The Avengers Chronicles is the latest addition to the ever growing Pinball FX 2 library. This is a four table pack themed around the Avengers. With so many tables now available this needed to be a special collection to stand out. After playing this set for some time it’s clear that Zen Studios put something really special together. The four tables are based on the the Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet, World War Hulk, and Fear Itself. Each strikes a perfect balance in style, theme, speed, and challenge. Each table is a worthy addition by itself, but as a set they seem all the more cohesive. Deftly mixing new twists with solid gameplay, The Avengers Chronicles does everything right.
Last week, Zen Studios filled Game Informer in on the details to the newest Marvel Pinball tables for Pinball FX2; however we finally have a look at gameplay footage from each table. The newest four pack is comprised of The Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet, Fear Itself and World War Hulk. In our Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue review, we praised the production values but did question if the team had stopped taking risks. After Zen Studio’s most recent table, Epic Quest, which seamlessly integrated RPG mechanics into the pinball experience that fear has mostly been relieved.
We had the opportunity to speak briefly with Zen Studio’s VP of Marketing, Mel Kirk at GDC. He mentioned that the team was constantly working on ways to improve and mentioned players should be inline for more of a cinematic experience with these tables than past ones. Mel mentioned that Moon Knight was the first time they had brought this cinematic experience to Marvel Pinball and that it was something they truly felt worked well within the game. We’re looking forward to getting more details on the tables, like an official date. Given the tie-in, it seems likely that it is planned to coincide or lead into the upcoming Avengers film. For now these screenshots will have to tide us over. One can’t help but notice the Avengers table is conspicuously missing…
Zen Studios’ Mel Kirk, vice president of marketing and public relations, has confirmed that another four-pack of tables is coming as DLC for the developer’s Marvel Pinball. The Avengers, World War Hulk, the Infinity Gauntlet and Fear Itself will make up the quartet of digital pinball tables included in the content pack that will be titled Avengers Chronicles. Kirk’s statements substantiated what appeared to be a Game Informer article betraying the pack’s existence that hit the internet over the weekend.
The manner through which these particular motifs were chosen for this fourth downloadable grouping (a couple of four-packs and a two-pack were previously released) is detailed in the Game Informer piece. “The customers liked the tables based on characters, but they wanted to see some variety,” Neil Sorens, creative director at Zen, explained to Game Informer. “The storylines are a way of providing that.”