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Zen Studios Working on Star Wars Tables for Zen Pinball 2 on Wii U

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Still seeking the Force

Zen Pinball 2 has been available on the Wii U for a good while now, but eager fans will have noticed the absence of the most recent high profile tables to grace rival platforms — those from the Star Wars franchise. The offering on Wii U has a good range, but it's seemed like another piece of DLC that's been left out on Nintendo's system.

Thankfully, it does look as if this is an example of a delay rather than a permanent exclusion of Wii U, with Zen Studios answering a fan on Twitter to confirm that the popular tables are being developed for the Wii U eShop, along with fixes to some other issues.

In terms of the existing issues, we'd certainly hope for a more streamlined purchasing option — although that's likely to be largely in Nintendo's hands with the eShop infrastructure — as well as improvement on some occasional connection issues with the leaderboards. While an enticing download on the Wii U store — with price reductions confirmed for this week's download update in Europe — the addition of these tables will certainly be a welcome boost.

Are you keen to play the Star Wars tables on your Wii U, and what improvements would you like to see in an update? Sound off in the comments below.

[via gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (27)

ToxieDogg

#1

ToxieDogg said:

Good...been waiting for these :) I've got other consoles but the Wii U is the only console I've spent money on Zen Pinball on, and I'd rather keep all my downloaded pinball tables on the one console together.

1wiierdguy

#4

1wiierdguy said:

Well I currently own all the existing tables for Zen 2 so more would be welcome. Having them Star Wars themed is just a bonus. :)

HawkeyeWii

#6

HawkeyeWii said:

This is awesome, but I have known about this for months
I still need to get Marvel Pinball

Neram

#7

Neram said:

I seriously can't stand the Clone Wars art style. Hopefully there isn't too much of it in the tables.

DrKarl

#13

DrKarl said:

I'm really looking forward to these tables. Zen 2 is a great game, and these will make it greater.

Yosher

#14

Yosher said:

Still don't know what's so appealing about Star Wars. But hey, more options is always better.

Rafie

#18

Rafie said:

You guys will love them! Trust me! My favorite is the Clone Wars table. If you're a fan of Star Wars, then you will DEFINITELY like these tables. ESB is my 2nd fave! Boba Fett is awesome as well. Mind you, we still have 7 more Star War tables to go after this! :D

Cosats

#20

Cosats said:

CORRECTION:
After the recent update the connectivity with eshop has been already fixed

ISSUES TO BE FIXED:
1) Leaderboards loading time (as mentioned)
2) Mono sound bug & sound effects missing randomly
3) Super loud intro music
4) Support of Greek letters for leaderboards since it's using Mii names instead of Nintendo ID's

KnightRider666

#23

KnightRider666 said:

Who cares about the Wii-U? Why not bring it to the 3DS? Bring it to a system that actually sells well, duh.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#25

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I've had a tweet convo with Zen Studios about this and the confirmed the same. Also, they said that the Ninja Gaiden table won't be coming to the Wii U (dang)

Rafie

#26

Rafie said:

@LEGEND_MARIOID That's correct. The Ninja Gaiden "Sigma" 2 is exclusive to Sony. Team Ninja said that they wanted "Sigma" to be strictly a Sony thing. Therefore, you won't see the table on any other platforms except for the PS3/Vita, PS4.

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