Zen Pinball 2- Trailer 2

Zen Pinball 2 was supposed to hit the Wii U eShop back in December, but the release was delayed until January so that Zen Studios could fine-tune the game a little more.

We're now a third of the way through the month and there's still no sign of the game, but the developer has at least given some details as to why the process is taking so long - basically, Zen Pinball 2 is something of a ground-breaker, at least in terms of how it's going to be distributed.

Here's what was posted on the company's official forums regarding the delay:

Zen Pinball 2 is the first game of its kind on any Nintendo system (free platform download with paid DLC) so we’re working with Nintendo to make sure there are no issues at launch. It’s a first for them, so we’re doing what we can to make sure everything goes smoothly, even if it means delaying a bit.

Sounds like it's a pretty big deal, at least from the perspective of how it's going to be delivered to fans. Are you excited about being able to play it for free, or would you rather it were a paid-for release with all the tables available from the start? Let us know by leaving a comment.

[via forum.zenstudios.com]