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Knocking balls around in Zen Pinball 2 on PS4 starting December 17th

Posted by on December 4th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Tags:

Zen Studios’ has announced that PS4 will get another Cross-Buy entitled game in the form of Zen Pinball 2. That means if you’ve previously purchased, or are buying for the first time, you only pay once (#YOPO) to play on PS3, Vita, and PS4. Will Zen Pinball 2 beat The Pinball Arcade to the PlayStation 4 pinball party?

The game will essentially be free to everyone with the Sorcerer’s Lair table fully unlocked. It’s the plethora of DLC tables that really opens up the gameplay of Zen Pinball 2 into one of the larger PSN offerings, with only The Pinball Arcade offering more DLC. Table packs run $9.99 each with single tables costing $2.99 each. Let’s take a look at all the Cross-Buy tables expected to be available on December 17th:

  • Star Wars Pinball
  • Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force
  • Marvel Pinball
  • Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles
  • Marvel’s Doctor Strange
  • Plants vs. Zombies Pinball
  • Epic Quest
  • Paranormal
  • Earth Defense

Each DLC table pack is an individual download that will install into the Zen Pinball 2 shell, making those tables available from one menu. The Marvel’s Doctor Strange table is actually debuting on December 17th, and again, for just $2.99 you’re getting it on three PlayStation platforms. Zen Studios has indicated that they don’t plan on holding back with more tables to come throughout 2014.

This next-gen “race” is kind of a joke when already we’ve been given so many great games absolutely free thanks to Cross-Buy. The competition literally has nothing to say in this area. Recently, we’ve been given Escape Plan (Vita/PS4 Cross-Buy), Flower (Vita/PS3/PS4 Cross-Buy), and Sound Shapes (Vita/PS3/PS4 Cross-Buy). Sony is still expected to deliver Flow (Vita/PS3/PS4 Cross-Buy) sometime soon.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


  • Freelance

    Unlike TPA, which will have all previous tables available on the PS4, Zen Pinball 2 will only have roughly 20 tables so you’re not going to be able to play all your faves on the new console. Not sure how well that will sit with the fans if they’re going to sell their PS3s.