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!
The brand new Marvel Pinball Doctor Strange table is set to launch concurrently with the PS4 release of Zen Pinball 2. As far as existing tables are concerned, Zen Studios was limited to porting over 20 tables from PS3/Vita, so Zen Pinball 2 on PS4 won’t feature the complete catalog of tables. At launch, the Zen Pinball 2 platform will be free to download along with free access to the full Sorcerer’s Lair table for all users. From there you will be able to access the following DLC tables and table packs:
– Star Wars Pinball
– Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force
– Marvel Pinball
– Marvel Pinball:Avengers Chronicles
– Plants vs. Zombies Pinball
– Epic Quest
– Earth Defense
Standalone tables will cost $2.99 and table bundles will cost $9.99. Zen Pinball 2 will support the ability to import any of these tables from PS3 or Vita over to PS4, where you can enjoy your table collection like new again thanks to enhanced 1080p visuals running at 60 frames per second (plus 3D if your TV supports it).
Looking further down the road, Zen Studios has confirmed future plans to release more Star Wars and Marvel tables next year while also teasing that additional tables are in the works “based on more iconic and exciting brands.” Hmmm… What could those be? I’m dying to find out!