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Kick, punch, it's all in the rhythm
KickBeat is an interesting prospect. Developed by a studio mostly known for pinball games, it seeks to combine the fighting and rhythm genres, offering up an experience for new and hardened gamers alike. It's a tall order, but once you really get going and it takes off its training wheels, KickBeat starts to shine -- you just might have to charge through some repetitive content to get there. read feature

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita


Kick, punch, it's all in the mind!
Aug 08
Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need... read

Dazzled by virtual pinball: VP Cabs' brilliant table


Uses Zen Studios' Pinball FX
Jul 20
Imagine a pinball machine with no moving parts other than buttons for flippers. Imagine being able to load up any of your favorite tables from memory to play instantly. VP Cabs custom pinball machine lets you do exactly that... read
Pinball FX2

Free Pinball FX2 table coming for Steam users


Free forever
Jun 18
Zen Studios, the minds behind the Pinball FX series, will be bringing their Sorcerers Lair table for free to all Pinball FX2 Steam users starting June 21, 2013. Good news too, as this table isn't a timed giveaway. It will rem... read
Knights vs. Vikings, pre-ESPN
Hey kids! Do you like smashing stuff in Angry Birds, but wish it was just a bit more...medieval? How about a bit of troop management? Spells? Swords? Sheep? Less birds, more beards? All this and more await you in CastleStorm! read feature

Star Wars

Star Wars Pinball goes standalone on PSN next week


With Cross-Buy for PlayStation 3 and Vita
May 08
The current three tables of Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball will be available as a standalone pack on PlayStation Network starting May 14. That's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clon... read
Star Wars

Pinball FX 2 comes to Steam on May 10


No balls of steel required
May 03
Outside the dedicated and nebulously legal emulation scene, PC hasn't received much virtual pinball love lately despite being its birthplace. Zen Studios is changing this by bringing Pinball FX 2 to Steam on May 10. The titl... read
Star Wars Pinball

Star Wars Pinball 50% off on all platforms


May the 4th be with you
May 02
Star Wars Day is this week on May 4, so Zen Studios is celebrating by offering 50% off on Star Wars Pinball across all the platform it's available on. It's going for $5 on Xbox Live Arcade, $1.99 for the Kindle HD, and $0.99 ... read
Zen Pinball 2

Zen Pinball 2 will launch next week on Wii U


After a long delay, it's finally here
Mar 15
It looks like the long wait is over, as pinball fans will be able to enjoy Zen Pinball 2 on the Wii U come March 21st. Zen Studios notes that the delay was to make sure the game was fully polished, and didn't need any patchi... read
The Force is strong with this one
It's been a couple years since Zen Studios first took on the Marvel license and subsequently released expertly crafted tables centered around the biggest characters and story arcs in the comic book giant's vast library. Each ... read feature

Pinball

Check out the Boba Fett table for Star Wars Pinball


Galactic bounty hunter gets his due
Feb 22
Zen Studios released this trailer for the Boba Fett table players will be able to test their pinball skills on when Star Wars Pinball releases next week for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. It looks as though t... read
Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Pinball FX, and Ms. Splosion Man
Feb 21
There's going to be a new Xbox 360 320GB hard drive on sale this March for $129.99, and it's going to include three full games with it. The included titles are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ms. Splosion Man, and Pinball FX2 wi... read
Star Wars Pinball

Release date and pricing announced for Star Wars Pinball


Tables coming next week
Feb 19
Combining Star Wars and pinball is a surefire way to get people interested. I haven't been too interested in Zen's pinball games until now, that's for sure. Star Wars Pinball seems to nail the feel of the source material... read
Star Wars Pinball

See Star Wars Pinball in action with the Episode V table


Zen Studios' take on The Empire Strikes Back
Feb 13
As someone who has wanted to get into Zen Studios' brand of pinball but has somehow managed to not pull the trigger yet, it was great to hear about Star Wars Pinball. This latest trailer shows of the table based on The Empir... read
Like PaRappa suddenly fell in love with neon
Remember music games? Yeah, those were fun. With the genre's better (or at least its mainstream) days behind, I'm always interested to see in what weird and unique ways it will pop back up. Enter KickBeat, from the house that... read feature

Storm the castle!
CastleStorm is definitely not a game that's easy to draw a frame of reference for. One part Jenga, and one part tower defense, this mash up certainly draws from opposite genres to get its own formula going. Once it's off though, its may surprise with just how tasking, and fun, it can be. read feature

Zen Pinball 2 Wii U Pricing confirmed


Same as other consoles
Jan 21
Zen Pinball 2 was delayed on the Wii U, despite the fact that it was originally going to be a launch title. After some deliberation, some fans speculated on the price, saying it would be higher due to the new functionality o... read

Zen Pinball HD now on Google Play, Marvel tables on sale


Hey Zen Studios, take all my money... again
Dec 18
Zen Studios has announced today that Zen Pinball HD would make its way to the Google Play store today. Yes, I'm sure some of you have had it for awhile (myself included), but that's because we're running one of those sexy Teg... read

Zen Pinball 2 launches into Wii U eShop this month


Same tables, new features
Dec 05
Zen Studios has announced that their delightful pinball simulator, Zen Pinball 2, will be arriving in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U later this December. So, now there's yet another platform that I'll feel compelled to engage ... read

Civil War arrives in Marvel Pinall


Oct 14
The infamous six-part comic event from the Marvel universe is now in playable pinball form thanks to Zen Studios. The new table will let you side with either Iron Man and his Superhuman Registration Act, or with Captain Amer... read

PAX: Zen Studios reveals Plants vs Zombies pinball


Aug 31
Zen Pinball 2's mystery table has been unveiled as Plants v Zombies. Awesome? Yes. Just like this trailer that announces it. As a friendly reminder, the game is playable at Zen Studio's PAX Prime booth.  Those silly wizards and their silly magic. read

Zen Pinball 2 hits PS3 and Vita Sept. 4, new PopCap table


Aug 08
Zen Studios announced this morning that Zen Pinball 2 will launch on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and Vita on September 4. And, if you happen to have both platforms, you can enjoy the game on both for no addi... read

Marvel Pinball 3D to hit 3DS eShop this week


Jun 25
If you have been anticipating the release of more pinball goodness for your Nintendo 3DS, you won't have to wait long at all. Announced less than a month ago in the run up to this year's E3, Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball 3D is... read

There are two things in this world that consistently remain on my top-ten of all-time favorite things ever: Pinball and The Avengers. The fact that those two things are coming together in not only one, but four tables as part... read feature

Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles has a release date


Jun 11
After being pushed back a tiny bit, the Avengers Chronicles expansion is finally headed to Marvel Pinball and Pinball FX2 on June 19th and 20th, respectively. As always, it'll be 800 Microsoft points ($9.99). In it, you'll f... read

Recently, Zen Studios revealed that they were broadening their horizons from the pinball games they're best known for. One of their new projects, Kick Beat, is a rhythm/music title with a martial arts theme planned for releas... read feature

E3: Zen Studios announces Marvel Pinball 3D for 3DS


Jun 05
Zen Studios is keeping the pinball coming and will release Marvel Pinball 3D for the 3DS later this summer. Containing four of the tables previously released for the PS3 version of Marvel Pinball (Blade, Iron Man, Captain Ame... read

Zen Studios breaks into the RTS genre with CastleStorm


May 30
Zen Studios continues to branch out with the announcement of CastleStorm, a strategy game looking to release on Xbox Live Arcade and "other digital platforms" this year. The concept of side-scrolling real-time strategy isn't... read

KickBeat arriving to punch rhythm games in the face


May 23
Zen Studios, known best for their Zen Pinball and Pinball FX series, announced today a new title for PS Vita. KickBeat will pair rhythm game mechanics with a kung-fu fighting visual presentation and a soundtra... read

Zen Studios putting on Ms. Splosion Man table tournament


May 11
I hope you've been practicing the Ms. Splosion Man table on Pinball FX2, because Zen Studios has teamed up with Twisted Pixel to put on another high score tournament. Starting on May 18th, all you have to do to enter is play ... read

The first look at Zen Studios Avengers pinball table


May 04
The Avengers are storming the box office this weekend but they'll soon be bringing the fight to the pinball arena in the new "Avengers Chronicles" pack of tables for Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2. In the above video, we... read

All Marvel Pinball tables on sale for mobile devices


May 01
The Avengers is hitting theaters this week and to celebrate, Zen Studios has dropped the price of all their Marvel-themed pinball tables for mobile devices! On iOS, that means the Captain America, Wolverine and Thor tables ar... read






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