Zen Pinball 2

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Zen Pinball 2
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Developer(s) Zen Studios
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment, Zen Studios
Platform(s) Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4
Release date(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
  • NA September 4, 2012[1]
  • EU September 5, 2012
Wii U
  • NA March 21, 2013
  • EU January 31, 2013
PlayStation 4[2]
  • NA December 24, 2013
  • EU December 18, 2013
Genre(s) Pinball
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Distribution Download

Zen Pinball 2 is a pinball video game developed by Zen Studios for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Android, PC, and PlayStation Vita.[3][4] The game was announced on April 9, 2012. The PlayStation versions was released on September 4, 2012 in North America and September 5 in Europe[5][6][7] while the Wii U version was released on March 21, 2013 in North America and January 31, 2013 in Europe.

Zen Pinball 2 is an upgrade to the original Zen Pinball(/3D). It features a new UI and an upgraded version of the game engine which improves graphics and physics. There is also a new social sharing feature which allows players to post their scores on Facebook.

Although Zen Pinball 2 is fundamentally a free download, users who already own Zen Pinball or Marvel Pinball for the PlayStation 3 are able to use all their downloadable content in the PS versions of Zen Pinball 2, which imports automatically. There were 26 tables at launch (available separately as premium DLC) each of which are available as a free trial (though packs like Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue will still have to be bought as a whole). Users who purchase a pinball table on one Sony console are able to play it for free on the other.

Features[edit]

  • Zen Pinball 2 is cross-platform entitled in the PlayStation versions. Any content bought are playable on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita at no extra charge.
  • Free trials are available for each table so players can try each table before purchasing.
  • Those who already own Zen Pinball or Marvel Pinball content are able to import their purchases into Zen Pinball 2 for free, receiving graphics, physics and social system upgrades at no extra cost.
  • Zen Pinball 2 launched with 26 different pinball tables including a mystery table based on one of PopCap's games.
  • New trophies for all tables.
  • New social system with in-game score notifications, challenges, Facebook posting, ProScore (personal performance across all tables) and TeamScore (a combined score ranking players and their friends).[8]
  • New rule sheets to help a player better understand the tables, while still providing opportunity for players to discover the secrets of the table on their own.[9]

Tables[edit]

Downloadable Tables Downloadable Table Packs Star Wars Pinball
  • Marvel Pinballc
  • Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtuec
  • Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chroniclesc

^a Individual tables originally from Zen Pinball
^b Individual tables made for Zen Pinball 2 (and ^* Pinball FX 2)
^c Tables originally from Marvel Pinball

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