27w ago - Marvel Studios Manager Chris Baker of Licensed Games has shared a video today showcasing Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball: Civil War in action on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: For well over two years now, I've had the honor of working with Zen Studios on video pinball tables based on Marvel characters and events. It seems only appropriate that Marvel Pinball: Civil War should release the week of Thanksgiving (as part of PSN's Zen Pinball 2) - 'cause I'm plenty thankful for these guys and everything they've done with Marvel Pinball so far.
Civil War is one of the biggest events ever told in comics, and as you'd suspect, Zen takes representing it in pinball form very seriously. Here are a just a few reasons why you, the fan, will be thankful that's the case...
Whose Side Are You On? No, really... When Zen and Marvel decide what tables to do, it's a truly collaborative process. Sometimes they're Zen's idea initially, sometimes they're ours - it's Avengers-level teamwork, I tell ya!
The idea to do a Civil War table came from us, and with it a mandate: If you choose to do Civil War, you have to let the player decide if he's with Iron Man and Pro-Registration or with Captain America in opposition to the Superhuman Registration Act.
Each table is based on a huge event in the Marvel universe, and I cannot hide the fact that we are very proud of these tables! We have taken major steps forward with our pinball craft and of course, I could go on forever and ever about how great I think the new tables are, but I'll let them do the talking! Check out the trailer for Fear Itself.
So, what is new and different about this set of Marvel Pinball tables? Previous tables were developed around...
76w ago - Zen Studios Managing Director Zsolt Kigyossy has announced that beginning today Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue Expansion are available on PSN alongside a video trailer below.
To quote: Tables starring Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Thor, and the X-Men will be available for Marvel Pinball in the brand-new Vengeance and Virtue table pack, coming to PlayStation Store later today for $9.99!
Owning the original Marvel Pinball is required for the V&V expansion - but if you don't already have that critically acclaimed four-pack, you can download it now for FREE for a limited time as a PlayStation Plus member (more on that at the end).
Let's take a brief look at each of the tables in the Vengeance and Virtue pack so you can understand how we've captured these dynamic concepts and the personalities of each character.
The Ghost Rider table captures the atmosphere and apocalyptic visuals from the comics of the past few years, inspired largely by his 2006 series as well as Jason Aaron's 2009 "Heaven's on Fire" storyline.
The table is set up like a stunt show set from Hell, with Johnny Blaze front and center on his custom chopper and the Hellfire shotgun at...
Ghost Rider, half of the "Vengeance" part of the title, was the first table revealed, and to this point there have only been a handful of screens to explore - but today, right here on the PlayStation.Blog, we are giving you a first look at Johnny Blaze, Lucifer, and Zadkiel in action.
Did you see what we did there??? "A virtuous announcement coming to New York Comic Con." Yes, we will be revealing a new table this Saturday @ 1:15 - 2:15 during the Marvel Games panel at NYCC. Any guesses on...
132w ago - Marvel Studios Manager Chris Baker of Licensed Games has shared a video today introducing Marvel Pinball, which is coming soon to fans via PlayStation Network.
To quote: While ZEN Pinball demonstrates Zen Studios' immeasurable passion for making awesome pinball tables, Marvel Pinball enhances things with an equal passion for Marvel and its characters. These guys really get it.
Let's take a look at each table in the initial set, shall we? (Yes, I said "initial" - Marvel Pinball will regularly expand upon with new tables. More on that at the end.)
The Invincible Iron Man
With a couple of hit movies in the recent past, some might argue that Iron Man is the most popular hero at Marvel these days. (Who'da thunk that three years ago?...) As with all tables, Zen gives us a comics-based take on Tony Stark's heroics, including showdowns with the Mandarin, Whiplash (who at times actually destroys your ball if it crosses his path) and - if you're a real pinball wizard - Ultimo. And the table doesn't just stick to the "Iron Man" part of Tony's life - you'll...