Media Release — Zen Studios and Marvel Entertainment today announced Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles, releasing this spring as DLC for Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live® Arcade, Marvel Pinball on PlayStation®Network, and a standalone download for PlayStation®Vita. Each table in this brand new four-table pack chronicles blockbuster events experienced by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles features four tables designed to tell a more cohesive story from the actual comic or movie material, while incorporating the most dramatic elements as gameplay. Fans of previous Marvel Pinball tables will experience a fresh approach to the critically acclaimed series, including deeper character interactions, more dialogue, and the most explosive action to date.
Marvel’s The Avengers table reflects the events of this summer’s highly anticipated blockbuster, pitting all six Avengers against Loki’s invasion of Earth. Nick Fury commands the team of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, each character represented by a customized ball that echoes his or her own appearance and power set.
Hulk Smash! After the Hulk’s banishment to outer space, he returns to Manhattan to seek revenge against the Illuminati and wage war against the X-Men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange in World War Hulk.
The Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock enlist Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – including you – to recover the six Infinity Gems from Thanos and save the universe in The Infinity Gauntlet. The intense pinball atmosphere heightens as each Infinity Gem produces a special effect on the table, such as literally flipping the table upside down with the Reality Gem.
The Avengers must defeat Odin’s long-banished brother, the Serpent, and free the world from the grip of chaos in Fear Itself. Featuring a table design unlike any to date, Fear Itself utilizes magnetic energy in ways no one has ever before experienced on a pinball table.
A first look Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles trailer can be downloaded from the Marvel Pinball press site.
“The collaboration between Zen Studios and Marvel Entertainment is a brilliant display of passion, excitement and energy. Avengers Chronicles represents a historic moment in videogame pinball,” said Mel Kirk, Zen Studios’ Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles will integrate seamlessly into Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and Marvel Pinball on PlayStation®Network, and be a separate, standalone download on PlayStation Vita. The pack will feature Achievements and Trophies, social leaderboard integration including in-game scoring notifications, table guides and hot-seat multiplayer.
To download Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles assets including trailers and screenshots, please visit the Marvel Pinball press site.
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™, App®Store and Android Marketplace™. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with offices in North America. 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® Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform, has garnered numerous awards, and was named the best selling game of 2011. For more information about Zen Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com.