Official Press Release
Zen Studios and Marvel Entertainment today revealed the second of four tables to be included in their upcoming four-pack, Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue, this one based on the astonishingly popular X-Men franchise. This December on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network, the X-Men will join Ghost Rider (aka the Spirit of Vengeance) and two other soon-to-be-announced characters in the newest set of tables to join the critically acclaimed pinball game.
The X-Men table embodies the classic conflict between Professor Charles Xavier’s band of Super Hero mutants against Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants. Players must deploy the powers of Iceman, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Psylocke and Storm as they take on such classic villains as Mystique, Juggernaut and the Blob, as well as mutant-hunting Sentinels.
The table features missions inspired by actual comic events, such as Magneto’s destruction of the Brooklyn Bridge (NEW X-MEN #147) and a pinball version of the Dark Phoenix Saga that uses actual dialogue from classic issues of THE UNCANNY X-MEN (#135 and #136). There is even a confrontation with the Juggernaut in which Cyclops, Iceman, Colossus and Psylocke exemplify good teamwork as they attempt to stop the unstoppable.
The remaining two Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue tables – one starring a “vengeful” character, the other a “virtuous” one – will soon be revealed.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
About Zen Studios
Zen Studios is a global producer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS, Wii™, and Apple iPhone / iPod Touch. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungarywith representative offices in California. Zen Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter, Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden and Marvel Entertainment. Zen’s Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcadeis one of the most popular titles on the platform. The studio launched Marvel Pinball in December, 2010. For more information about Zen Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com.