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Pinball FX

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Zen Studios
Release Date: April 13, 2023

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'Pinball FX' Will Be Leaving Early Access In Feb. 2023 To Coincide With PlayStation and Xbox Launches, Will Debut The Addams Family Table - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2022 @ 12:04 p.m. PST

Pinball FX is hitting the pinball space with Pinball Royale, Career mode, Challenges, a Clan system, enhanced visuals, and more.

Zen’s most ambitious pinball project to date, Pinball FX will introduce Pinball Royale, a new multiplayer action mode incorporating frantic battle royale-style gameplay.

Pinball FX will also feature new challenge modes, a clan system, enhanced visuals and more. Leagues, tournaments and competitive play are being revamped to bring the community together in unique ways, and new live events and seasonal content will mean there’s always something exciting going on. In addition, Zen will introduce original tables featuring brand-new IPs set to be revealed as launch approaches.

Pinball FX is digital pinball evolved, featuring a growing collection of tables inspired by iconic brands like Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World, Back to the Future, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jaws, as well as Indiana Jones, Star Wars™ and more, plus advanced Pro Physics simulation, 4K HDR visuals with ray tracing, and new features and content throughout early access!

Zen Studios announced that  Pinball FX will debut on consoles in February 2023, complete with advanced features and more than 70 tables at launch – including the Pinball FX series’ digital debut of the bestselling physical table of all time, Williams Pinball: The Addams Family.

Also in February, Pinball FX graduates from early access to full release on the Epic Games Store, where player feedback has helped Zen refine its new long-term digital pinball platform since March.

Zen also announced it will continue to bolster the early access library with the December 15 releases of Peanuts Snoopy Pinball and the DreamWorks Animated Pinball Collection (Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung-Fu Panda) for the Epic Games Store.

Pinball FX evolves the world’s leading digital pinball brand with stellar original tables as well as many based on entertainment’s biggest brands, allowing players to customize their own 3D dream game room – the Pin Hall – full of collectibles and rewards unlocked by playing the game. Pinball simulation is now powered by Unreal Engine and features Pro Physics, 4K HDR visuals, and ray tracing. In the months and years following Pinball FX’s initial release, players can expect exciting new features – most notably Pinball Royale, a frantically exciting multiplayer action mode incorporating battle royale-style gameplay.

Meanwhile, The Addams Family introduces the 1992 bestselling physical pinball machine ever released to the Pinball FX family for the first time ever. Like all other Williams tables brought home thanks to Zen, this includes both a perfect simulation and – switchable at the touch of a button – an enhanced version complete with 3D character models and dazzling visual effects only possible in a video game.

Early access at the Epic Games Store has influenced Pinball FX in several ways, including these notable changes that will take effect across all platforms with the console launch in February: 

  • Tables will be purchased in multi-table packs from first-party stores rather than through the purchase of individual tables using in-game currency, as has been used throughout early access. Pinball Pass – which enables unlimited access to almost every table via monthly subscription – will continue to use the in-game currency system.
  • Major Pinball FX game features including Tournaments, Seasonal Events, Pro Mode, Friends Score Chase and Leaderboards will be cross-platform enabled.
  • Pinball Pass is going cross-commerce! Access your Pinball Pass subscription on any platform that supports Pinball Pass.

Pinball FX New Content Release Details:

  • Williams Pinball: The Addams Family will be released for Pinball FX on Xbox, PlayStation and the Epic Game Store in February 2023 for $9.99, and free to download for Pinball Pass subscribers.
  • DreamWorks Animated Pinball Collection featuring Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung-Fu Panda will release for Pinball FX early access on Dec. 15, 2022, for $14.99, and free to download for Pinball Pass subscribers. These tables are currently available in Zen Pinball Party on Apple Arcade.
  • Peanuts Snoopy Pinball will release for Pinball FX early access on Dec. 15, 2022, for 60 in-game tickets, and free to download for Pinball Pass subscribers. This table is currently available for Zen Pinball Party on Apple Arcade.

Pinball FX is free to download in early access for PC on the Epic Games Store.

Key Features:

  • The Biggest Brands in Pinball Form: Discover exclusive new tables and your favorite, visually enhanced classics from Zen's extensive pinball library. Experience blockbuster moments from iconic brands like Jurassic World, Back to the Future, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Indiana Jones and Star Wars™; faithful recreations of pinball’s most famous machines with Williams Pinball; and inventive new Zen Original creations!
  • The Ultimate in Digital Pinball: Pinball FX brings you the most advanced simulation in pinball with Pro Physics for every table, 4K HDR visuals, ray tracing and more.
  • New Ways to Play: Enjoy Pinball FX content however you prefer. Play a rotating selection of free tables every day; subscribe to the Pinball Pass to gain access to most tables; or pick your favorites and add them to your collection individually.
  • Real-time Pinball Royale Multiplayer: Challenge players around the world and be the last one standing in real-time pinball battles (Pinball Royale coming to early access later this year).
  • Build Your Dream Game Room: Build up your own customizable 3D playroom with charming collectible items unlocked by playing.

The Pinball FX series first launched in 2007 on Xbox LIVE Arcade and has become the No. 1 brand in digital pinball with an extensive library of pinball tables based on Marvel, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, DOOM, Williams Bally, Family Guy and more. At the heart of the franchise is an amazing community of passionate players, whose input, ideas and contributions have helped shape the Pinball FX experience for nearly 15 years.

Pinball FX is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Epic Games Store) in February 2023, followed by Nintendo Switch later in the year.

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