Zen Studios Archive

  • Review: Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force

    Review: Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force

    As sure as arcade cabinets squashed the growth and fascination of pinball, home video game consoles just as easily squashed arcades. Fortunately, there has been a grand resurgence of virtual pinball in the last several years with games like Pinball Arcade and, predominantly, the various tables...

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  • KickBeat’s Getting an Electronic Super Joy-Infused Steam Edition

    KickBeat’s Getting an Electronic Super Joy-Infused Steam Edition

    After making its debut a few months back on PS3 and Vita, Zen Studios’ experimental rhythmic fighting game KickBeat is now officially on for a personal computer release via Steam. KickBeat Steam Edition will launch January 20th for $9.99, expanded with new content, features, and...

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  • Zen Pinball 2 Coming Soon to PlayStation 4 With 20 Tables Plus Marvel’s Doctor Strange at Launch

    Zen Pinball 2 Coming Soon to PlayStation 4 With 20 Tables Plus Marvel’s Doctor Strange at Launch

    It was only a matter of time before Zen Studios’ flagship PlayStation digital pinball series made the “next-gen” flip to PlayStation 4. That time has now been confirmed–Zen Pinball 2 is launching for PS4 on December 17th in North America and December 18th in Europe!...

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  • CastleStorm’s PlayStation Invasion Begins November 5th

    CastleStorm’s PlayStation Invasion Begins November 5th

    That’s right, fans of building castles and blowing them up. After erecting previously on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam, Zen Studios’ mishmash of tower defense and medieval tower destruction is finally ready to break ground on PlayStation Network. CastleStorm will go on sale in North...

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  • Marvel Pinball’s About to Get a Little Strange (Doctor Strange, That is)

    Marvel Pinball’s About to Get a Little Strange (Doctor Strange, That is)

    With Zen Studios focusing on Star Wars Pinball tables and new IPs beyond pinball, you may have assumed that updates for Marvel Pinball were off for this year. Well, you assumed wrong. News from New York Comic Con today confirms Zen’s plan to release a...

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  • Darth Vader Lures Star Wars Pinball to the Dark Side

    Darth Vader Lures Star Wars Pinball to the Dark Side

    Next week, the Balance of the Force pack will bring three brand new tables to Star Wars Pinball on about 10 different platforms. One of those tables–the table that will undoubtedly draw the most play time from intergalactic pinball wizards–is dedicated entirely to the Dark...

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  • Review: KickBeat

    Review: KickBeat

    From a Bruce Lee classic to a pulse-pounding sequence from The Matrix, the best action flicks have their own sense of chaotic rhythm. They’re a perfectly timed ballet of punches, kicks and backflips, whether there’s a soundtrack pumping in the background or not. Zen Studios,...

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  • Star Wars Pinball Balances the Force with Three New Tables

    Star Wars Pinball Balances the Force with Three New Tables

    The initial set of Star Wars Pinball tables was a galaxy smashing success. But those came out six months ago — when the heck are we going to get some new tables from a galaxy far, far away? Fortunately, the wait won’t be too much...

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  • 4 Quick Steps to Creating Your Own KickBeat Track

    4 Quick Steps to Creating Your Own KickBeat Track

    Upcoming PS3 and Vita rhythm kung fu fighting game KickBeat will launch with 18 licensed tracks. Those should be enough to keep you busy during the single-player campaign, but the real fun will begin once you dig into your personal music library and begin importing...

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  • KickBeat Shakes Its Groove Thang on PS3 and Vita Next Month

    KickBeat Shakes Its Groove Thang on PS3 and Vita Next Month

    After three long, hard years of development, Zen Studios is finally almost ready to unleash KickBeat unto the world. Zen’s funky gaming groove of break dance kung fu combat and beat-matching rhythm mechanics will launch September 3rd as a digital download via PSN, for PlayStation...

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