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FarSight Studios Aiming To Have The Pinball Arcade Released This September On Wii U

Posted by Orla Madden

It's still in development

Back in May of last year, we reported that The Pinball Arcade would be heading to the Wii U and 3DS, but no date had been given at the time.

A couple of months later, FarSight Studios, the developer behind Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection, announced it was hoping to release the arcade title during the Wii U's launch window, but since then information has rolled off the table into the abyss.

Nintendo Everything recently caught up with the developer, which revealed that the game is still in the development process, so don't doubt it just yet. The Pinball Arcade beta is scheduled for internal testing over the next couple of days, with the final submission being given at the end of this month. It's possible that we may see the game's release this September, but it's yet to be confirmed.

As for the 3DS version, the last we knew about it on the handheld was that the studio ran into some problems with power issues and pushing for an appropriate frame rate, so it's looking bleak for a release on the 3DS.


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User Comments (23)



ToneDeath said:

I look forward to being able to play the Monster Bash table again, as well as trying out some of the more recent ones that have come out since my PS3 died.



9th_Sage said:

Oh my god, finally they've given some info. @_@ Thank you, I look forward to it.



mystman12 said:

Actually, Farsight announced that the 3DS version has been cancelled, so now, to make up for it, they're working on a game called Pinball Hall of Fame, which will include all the non-emulated tables from both the Williams and Gottlieb collections.
It really is disappointing, but at least they're doing something for the 3DS.

Here's a source:



Rafie said:

Oh yeah. Getting both season packs on launch day. Can't wait to see the dot matrix on the gamepad. That's going to be sweet!



RetrogamerFan said:

Day 1 purchase for me, whenever that may be. Gottlieb & Williams collections on Wii are awesome. I'm used to waiting for these after the many delays to Williams collection in EU, it was worth the wait though.



JonWahlgren said:

Excellent. Still waiting to cash in that Twilight Zone Kickstarter table for consoles.



GiftedGimp said:

Looking forward to this for a long time, the real life tables this offers sit nicley with the Fantast tables you find within Zen Pinball.



DaemonSword said:

Sucks that they couldn't do it for the 3DS, esp since Pinball Hall Of Fame had been released, and it played fine to me. Look forward to the WiiU version



KnightRider666 said:

@DaemonSword: I'm not happy either. I don't understand exactly why they were able to do PHOF on the 3DS, yet they can't manage to put out PA due to frame rate issues? Sounds like bs to me!



mystman12 said:

@KnightRider666 Farsight said the issues on 3DS had something to do with trying to emulate the ROMs on the tables. In PHOF, the tables were all sripted from scratch, which is why it can run on 3DS.



Nintendo4Lyfe said:

If it's true, Zen Pinball 2 is gonna have some competition at the Wii U eShop. Let's hope that The Pinball Arcade is the most DEFINITIVE pinball experience. For right now, Zen Pinball 2 is one my favorites.



Kohaku said:

I like this one much more than the Zen Pinball one. Have all the pinball machines allready on my Vita, great game for pinballlovers.



Rafie said:

@Nintendo4Lyfe No reason you can't like both. I like both for different reasons. Of course if you want the real pinball feel, then Pinball Arcade is definitely for you. If you're looking for fantasy pinball, the Zen would be for you. I choose them both because I'm a pinball-aholic!

Though Pinball Arcade is much tougher than Zen. I can't wait to hear the complaints about how difficult it is. I'm going to laugh so hard at the complainers. This is as close to real pinball as you're going to get from an actual pinball machine.



Nintendo4Lyfe said:


I've read your reply a few minutes ago. And from what I've read, you're right about it... both The Pinball Arcade and Zen Pinball 2 are the best in the video pinball genre. If Zen Studios can do it, so can FarSight Studios.



Mario-Man-Child said:

I can't speak for pinball arcade but Williams Pinball Classics is the best pinball video game I ever played, very realistic with super sound and graphics.



placidcasual said:

Speaking as someone who has got both with quite a few tables Ralfie is right - they both have their merits. Zen pinball plays the better video game pinball and Pinball arcade plays the most faithful recreation of the real thing. Pinball arcade's offerings are all faithful recreations of real tables and it's harder but more rewarding imo. Saying that I love Zen pinball too and there's space for both of them...



Cobra said:

November now... Hope it comes out really soon, was really looking forward to this one.

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