Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Zen Pinball 2 on Wii U This Month

Zen Pinball 2 Wii U Logo

This is the greatest bit of news that I have heard this month!  Zen Studios is bringing their collection of amazing pinball tables to the Wii UZen Pinball 2 will be a free download later this month, with a minor catch.  For those of you not familiar with how Zen Studios does their pinball thang, the core game hub of Zen Pinball 2 is free, and it includes trial versions of the tables.  You then buy the tables themselves.  It is a pretty nice à la carte system.  That way, it's easier to avoid tables that you don't like.

The best part of this news lies in the list of tables that will be available when the game launches on the Wii U.  Basically, everything is going to be there that is available in the other versions of Zen Pinball 2.  So, all of the Marvel Pinball tables, the Plants Vs. Zombies table, and Epic Quest, all of my favorites, will be available.

Zen Pinball 2 Wii U Menu

You can check out the trailer and the full list of features and tables after the jump.

Zen Pinball 2™ Coming to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U™ December 2012
Hugely popular pinball game comes to Wii U as a free platform download with purchasable add-on content

Los Angeles, CA –December 5, 2012 – Zen Studios, the definitive leader in pinball videogames, today announced that their critically acclaimed arcade style pinball game Zen Pinball 2 will be available for download on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U™ later this month in both North America and Europe. Zen Pinball 2 will be a free platform download for all users, including free trials for each table and a huge library of exciting pinball tables for purchase, including the Super Hero themed Marvel Pinball™ series, and the zombie themed Plants vs. Zombies™ table.
Zen Studios also released a Zen Pinball 2 trailer, which can be linked from the Zen Studios YouTube account, or downloaded from the Zen Studios press center, along with screenshots and other assets.
Zen Pinball 2 is full of exciting Wii U™ GamePad features such as controlling the plunger on the touch screen, rotating camera views, accessing information via the dot matrix, and Free View control by tilting the Wii U GamePad. Additional features include:
  • Unprecedented table visuals and the most advanced ball physics on Wii U
  • Trial version for all tables, try them out before you buy!
  • Local Hotseat multiplayer, and fast paced Split-screen multiplayer game modes
  • Action cameras to guide and emphasize spectacular moments
  • Ranking support for all tables, National Ranking, and Worldwide tournaments
  • Continue playing on the Wii U GamePad if the TV is occupied!
  • Robust social features with Challenges, Pro Score, and Team Score. It’s up to you to become the Pinball Champion!
  • Awards for each table
  • Regular table releases through the Nintendo eShop
Zen Pinball 2 is a free download for any user on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, featuring demos of each table.
Zen Pinball 2 on Wii U will release with a huge content library available, including three Marvel Pinball packs, a collection of Zen Studios’ original designs, and several individual tables:
  • Zen Classic Pack featuring Tesla, El Dorado, V12, Shaman
  • Marvel Pinball featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Iron Man
  • Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles featuring Marvel’s The Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet, World War Hulk, Fear Itself
  • Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue featuring X-Men, Thor, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight
  • Individual DLC Tables: Plants vs. Zombies, Excalibur, Earth Defense, Sorcerer’s Lair, Paranormal, Mars, Epic Quest, Captain America, Fantastic Four