Zen Pinball 2 bringing cross-platform flipper fun to the PS3 and PS Vita

Zen Studios announcing Zen Pinball 2 for both the PS3 and PS Vita makes so much sense it hurts. Like Pinball FX2 for the Xbox 360, Zen Pinball 2 is a pinball “platform”, meaning it’s free to download and free to try out all of the tables, and, it serves as an upgrade for owners of the original Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball. And not only will there be cross play between the PS3 and Vita versions in Zen 2, purchasing content in one version also entitles you to the content in the other. So at home or on the go, you’ll have access to all your tables. Well done Zen Studios!

Read on for the details and check out some of the screenshots and the first trailer from the game.

Zen Pinball 2 screens:

Zen Pinball 2 trailer:
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Zen Pinball 2 launches this Spring for the PS3 and PS Vita, so stay tuned.

Zen Studios, the definitive leader in videogame pinball, today announced Zen Pinball 2 for the PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system via PlayStation Network.

Set to release spring of 2012, Zen Pinball 2 features an abundance of exciting new features and updates, making it the premiere pinball platform on any digital distribution network. Best of all, Zen Pinball 2 is a free update for existing Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball owners, while new users can download the pinball platform and try every pinball table for free. All told, Zen Pinball 2 will launch with twenty-six pinball tables!

Additionally, players will enjoy cross-platform entitlement and any Zen Pinball 2 purchase will entitle players to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions at no additional charge. Zen Pinball 2 will release in conjunction with Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles, a new four-table pack featuring tables based on ?Marvel?s The Avengers? Movie, ?World War Hulk,? ?Fear Itself,? and ?The Infinity Gauntlet.?

?We are so excited about the future of videogame pinball, and Zen Pinball 2 is the most advanced pinball platform available on any digital network. We are happy to upgrade physics, provide new trophies and introduce compelling new social features and more to all of our existing players at no charge,? said Mel Kirk, Zen Studios Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. ?We have really focused on keeping the community intact, offering compelling new features and connecting the cross-platform experience between the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.?

When Zen Pinball 2 releases, existing Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball owners will simply download an update and their content will automatically import into the new Zen Pinball 2 platform. Each table will receive updated physics, new trophies and integration into a new social system that includes the option to post scores to Facebook.

Zen Pinball 2 list of features:

  • PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system cross-platform entitlement including shared global leaderboards, online friend challenges and tournaments
  • The most advanced ball physics simulation to date
  • Compete against other players to achieve the highest ProScore, and team up with your friends to increase your TeamScore
  • Exceptional visuals in full 3D on 3D compatible TV sets
  • Free, fully playable demos for all available tables
  • Exciting multiplayer modes, including local split-screen and hotseat multiplayer, online, and worldwide tournaments
  • New tables released regularly through the PlayStation Store
  • Share your scores on Facebook
  • New rule sheets to help you achieve higher scores
  • New trophies for each table

Zen Pinball 2 will be a free download for any PlayStatation Network user on the PlayStation 3 system and the PlayStation Vita system, and will ship with a robust trial system allowing the player to sample each table in the game.