If you're a pinball fan who owns a 3DS, then you might be interested to know that Zen Pinball 3D is heading to the 3DS this fall. The game will feature local hot seat multiplayer, online leader boards and table rankings, multiple view points, and rewards for playing and accomplishing table specific missions. The tables include Earth Defense, Kingdom of Camelot, Shamen, and El Dorado. I'm not sure if more will be included or will be available via DLC, but those are the only four listed in the press release. Still, pinball in 3D? Might be something worth checking out.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zen Pinball 3D Coming to Nintendo 3DS™!
Critically acclaimed pinball series making Nintendo® debut appearance on the Nintendo eShop
LOS ANGELES – September 20, 2011 – Zen Studios, the definitive leader in pinball videogames, today announced that its critically acclaimed pinball series, Zen Pinball, is coming to the Nintendo eShop. Zen Pinball 3D on Nintendo 3DS will feature four of Zen Studios finest originally designed tables including Earth Defense, Shaman, Excalibur and Eldorado, all in stunning 3D.
“Releasing Zen Pinball on a Nintendo platform marks an amazing milestone for Zen Studios. We are really excited for Nintendo fans to experience one of our greatest passions – the timeless game of pinball!” said Mel Kirk, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “Playing pinball in 3D is killer, it’s like the game has been totally reinvented, and a whole new world opens up right before your eyes.”
Zen Pinball 3D on Nintendo 3DS will feature local hot seat multiplayer, online leader boards and table rankings, multiple view points and rewards for playing and accomplishing table specific missions. In addition, players will compete to achieve the greatest Pro Score ranking, which is the sum of a player’s high score across all tables, and a Team Score which is the sum of a player’s score and friends score.
Earth Defense pits the player against hordes of hostile aliens as they try to take the planet by storm! As the captain of the Earth Defense Special Forces, it is your mission to rally the defenses and protect planet Earth.
Players will experience life as a novice sorcerer who must master the trade of summoning spectacular natural phenomena in Shamen.
Travel back to the middle ages to the Kingdomof Camelotand become a Knight of the Round Table in Excalibur.
Experience the unexplored jungles of Eldorado as you hunt for hidden treasures and uncover the mysteries of ancient civilization.
Players can download Zen Pinball 3D from the Nintendo eShop this fall.
Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2011 Nintendo.
About Zen Studios
Zen Studios is a global producer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS, Wii™, and Apple iPhone / iPod Touch. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungarywith representative offices in California. Zen Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter, Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden and Marvel Entertainment. Zen’s Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcadeis one of the most popular titles on the platform. The studio launched Marvel Pinball in December, 2010. For more information about Zen Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com.