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Nudge Nudge, Marvel Pinball Rolls Towards Wii U and 3DS

Posted by Trevor Chan

Let the inner pinball wizard out

The Marvel Video Games panel revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 that Marvel Pinball will be pinging its way to the Wii U and 3DS.

Already available on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, Marvel Pinball stars numerous superheroes from the Marvel universe and features a number of highly detailed tables on which battles will take place. Players can even train in slow motion in order to improve their pinball wizardry. Those Super villains are pretty good too, you know?

The game is developed by Zen Studios, the Hungary-based studio that developed Ghostbusters: The Video Game and Flipper Critters, both on the DS ― the latter of which is also a pinball game.

Marvel Pinball will be available on the Wii U and 3DS by the end of 2012, with release dates and pricing to be announced closer to launch.

[via marvel.com]

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User Comments (21)

CapedGodot

#2

CapedGodot said:

To be honest, this is kinda bordering on "so what?". It's a game that few people will likely care about, which is out already on other consoles, won't be released for a year and a half, and will be released on a console which isn't out yet. It just seems a little bit ridiculous to me.

47drift

#3

47drift said:

You cared enough to comment in over one sentence!

I for one like Marvel and enjoy pinball.

bro2dragons

#4

bro2dragons said:

I REALLY hope they're not bringing a port of a several years old downloadable game to the 3DS and a NEXT-GEN console... :P

That said, I'll probably end up getting the 3DS version, because I love both halves of the title, and that would suit me even better on a handheld than a console. I just hope they throw in a good amount of really worthwhile updates...

Sh00kst3r

#5

Sh00kst3r said:

OBJECTION! Godot, what if we didn't HAVE any other consoles?
And I side with 47drift as well.

Slapshot

#9

Slapshot said:

Guys, these tables are amazing. Zen Studios has gotten the ball physics nailed to a tee, and if your a pinball fan or not, you will really like these tables. I spent hours yesterday trying to finish a quest on the Tesla table in Zen Pinball on PS3 and it's a game that I regularly fire up since I purchased it, over a year ago. You guys might not think this is a big announcement, but whether it's on XBLA (FX Pinball) or PSN (Zen Pinball) or Wii U, this is one heck of a downloadable game! ;)

It's also worth noting that Zen Studios has also been keeping new DLC tables coming to XBLA/PSN since it's release as well, and really cheap as well. I can only imagine what they will do for Wii U exclusively - Mario, Metroid, etc. tables FTW!

suburban_sensei

#11

suburban_sensei said:

This actually sounds pretty appealing. The last pinball game I owned was Pokemon Pinball on the Game Boy Color, I believe. So I would love to play some Marvel Pinball on my 3DS.

eviLaTtenDant

#12

eviLaTtenDant said:

Sounds like a good match to me.
I hope it will either be a budget priced retail title or available as a download. And tiliting on the Wii U sounds like good fun too. :)

WolfRamHeart

#15

WolfRamHeart said:

I totally agree with Slapshot, Marvel Pinball and the Zen Pinball games are awesome! I actually own this game on both my Xbox 360 and PS3. The tables are incredibly well designed and lots of fun. Normally, I am not much of a pinball fan but this game won me over. I don't think that I will be buying this game again when it finally hits the Wii U and 3DS but I am glad that Nintendo fans will finally get the chance to experience this great game.:)

MeloMan

#16

MeloMan said:

I like Marvel and pinball as well (what am I, 6th-ing, 7th-ing that lol?). I can imagine playing that on just the WiiU screen alone.

Aviator

#18

Aviator said:

I tried the demo on PS3 and it didn't really grab me. If I want a pinball hit I'll play Metroid.

Sean_Aaron

#19

Sean_Aaron said:

This just might sell me the system. Now if GAME has a trade-in offer for your old Wii...

rjejr

#21

rjejr said:

While I agree with Godot on "this game" being ho-hum (I do own Zen Pinball and it's good but old at this point) what's more important from this announcement is:
end of 2012 date for WiiU (I like dates that aren't - when it's ready)
more third party developer support for WiiU
a real downloadable game (Wiiware game limits are stifling developers)

While this announcement won't help the "WiiU is gonna pwn PS360" crowd (if there is such a crowd of fanbois) it's good news for those like myself who expect something competitive.

Who knows, maybe if WiiUware gets enough games Nintendo may even have A SALE! Now THAT would be amazing.

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