Posts Tagged ‘Zen Studios’

Charming Medieval 4X Mashup CastleStorm II Launches July 31st on Nintendo Switch!

San Francisco, CA – June 13, 2020  Zen Studios is happy to announce the release of CastleStorm II will be jam-packed with humor, zany spells, and ample ballista projectiles for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the Epic Games Store on July 31!

Players who want to test sheep-flinging catapults are in luck as Zen Studios have also released a free CastleStorm II demo today on the Epic Games Store, which will be available until June 30th.

CastleStorm II is a charming, cartoonish, multigenre mashup featuring ballista-based castle-bashing, tower defense, hack-n-slash, and the newly added element of conquest with both real-time and turn-based strategy.

Join the comical mayhem on the medieval battlefield as you take control of ground troops to engage in hack-and-slash combat and avoid friendly fire (watch out for that sheep!) all while strategically navigating the new randomly generated world map to conquer the land. Oh, and did we mention you can choose your faction? Now you can either fight to defend the honor of the royal Kingdom or you can join the hordes of undead soldiers, sheep, and other monstrosities to demolish the Kingdom instead – Yes, you can choose to be the bad guys in this game!

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Lovecraftian-Strategy Game, Dread Nautical, is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Zen Studios is excited to announce that their horror-themed, Strategy-RPG, Dread Nautical, is now available for the first time on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Epic Game Store.

On this mysterious and captivatingly eerie cruise liner known as the Hope, players must navigate twenty randomly-generated ship decks while gathering food, supplies, weapons, and creating alliances with fellow survivors in order to fight off the overwhelming supernatural forces. The survivors must work together to escape this “vacation” alive or risk being consumed by their otherworldly captors. Enjoy Dread Nautical, a tactical turn-based RPG with roguelike elements culminating in immersive, strategic gameplay with a spooky aesthetic making for hours of unique gameplay and replayability.

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Zen Studios’ Dread Nautical Expands Tactical Role Playing to Nintendo Switch!

San Francisco, CA – March 23, 2020  Zen Studios is excited to announce that their horror-themed, strategy RPG is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Epic Game Store in a scant few weeks on April 29, 2020. A tactical, turn-based RPG with roguelike elements, Dread Nautical combines immersive strategic gameplay with a charming—yet captivatingly eerie—atmosphere, making for one of the most unique videogame releases of the year.

Mysterious, supernatural forces have overwhelmed the luxury cruise liner known as the Hope with malevolent monstrosities aimed to wipe out any guest in their path. After choosing one of four unique characters, players will traverse twenty, randomly generated decks of the ship, seeking food and other supplies. Along the way, they’ll encounter 11 other colorful survivors, who may choose to join the fight based on what the player input and savvy social interaction. Properly planning which companions to bring, how they attack, and what skills to upgrade are the keys to escaping this “vacation” alive.

“The release of Dread Nautical to consoles and PC speaks to Zen Studios’ pursuit of developing a broad range of well-polished games to redefine our studio as more than just Pinball Wizards. We’re proud of everything we’ve brought to the pinball space, but are ready to take on new challenges in the broader gaming space”, says Mel Kirk, Vice President of Publishing. “More importantly, we are incredibly excited to allow our dev teams the freedom to create games they want to play, including titles in the turn-based RPG genre like Operencia: The Stolen Sun and CastleStorm II.”

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Hungarian Mythology Comes to Life in Operencia: The Stolen Sun For Nintendo Switch!

San Francisco, CA – February 11, 2020  Zen Studios is proud to announce Operencia: The Stolen Sun is expanding to new platforms including PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG.com next month on March 31st. Operencia: The Stolen Sun breathes new life into the classic first-person, dungeon-crawler genre while also unifying Central European folklore and legends – most of which have never been depicted in video games – into one cohesive and immersive universe.

The land of Operencia is an unconventional fantasy world where history meets legend – a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales spanning hundreds of years of oral tradition. For the first time ever, these stories all occur in the context of one single universe. Adding further depth, real-life historical figures populate the game, such as more legendary versions of Attila, King of the Huns, and his wife Réka. Locations vary from common fairytale settings (e.g., castles, tombs and forests) to fantastical versions of storied landmarks anyone can physically visit today.

Zen has gone to great lengths to ensure that everything in Operencia: The Stolen Sun feels familiar to RPG players, yet still modern and unique. Through a classic, tile-based movement system, players explore the far reaches of the land, engaging in strategic turn-based battles at every turn. The quest to free the abducted Sun King, Napkirály – thereby saving Operencia from endless days of night – is rife with malevolent monsters, devious traps, mind-bending puzzles and perhaps even a three-headed dragon…

About Zen Studios

Zen Studios is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all major digital game platforms. Recognized as one of the premier independent gaming studios in the world, Zen Studios has worked with some of the most iconic entertainment studios, including NBC Universal, FOX Digital Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment, South Park Studios and Lucasfilm, as well as revered gaming properties like Valve’s Portal and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. Zen Studios’ CastleStorm franchise has also won the developer critical acclaim and commercial success, including the coveted Editor’s Choice awards from both the Apple App Store and Google Play, and its Pinball FX franchise has defined video game pinball excellence since 2007.

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Classic Universal Monsters Scare Up DLC for Pinball FX3 and Williams Pinball!

San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2019 – Zen Studios today announced that its ever-growing library of digitized classic Williams and Bally pinball tables will soon expand by two – just in time for Halloween – with the Williams™ Pinball: Universal Monsters Pack. Featuring Monster Bash and Creature from the Black Lagoon, this scary-good two-pack of Pinball FX3 DLC arrives on Tuesday, October 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 and Steam. Mobile users can play through the Williams Pinball app for iOS and Google Play.

Players can reunite the creatures of the night in Monster Bash, and get ready to rock! They can rebuild Frankenstein, dig out The Mummy, unleash a full moon for The Wolf Man, spell out D-R-A-C-U-L-A, lure Creature from the Black Lagoon up from the slimy depths, and get Bride of Frankenstein to wail about her ball and chain.

In Creature from the Black Lagoon, players can experience all the excitement of Universal Studios’ classic monster flick with the fun of a drive-in movie date. Nostalgia meets high-tech pinball wizardry on this table, and the results are breathtaking.

Both tables will be available as classic simulations, in addition to re-mastered versions, featuring interactive and animated iconic Universal Monster characters. Williams Pinball: Universal Monsters Pack also includes the flipper physics system that debuted in Williams Pinball Volume 4, further perfecting gameplay.

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Star Wars Pinball is Now Available for the Nintendo Switch!

September 13, 2019 – Players who are strong in the Force can now choose a side in Star Wars™ Pinball, a collection of 19 Star Wars™-themed tables on Nintendo Switch! Starting today, smugglers and droids alike can purchase the physical edition of Star Wars Pinball from leading retailers, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon, for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Star Wars Pinball is also available digitally from the Nintendo eShop.

The Nintendo Switch collection offers new and exciting gameplay modes exclusive to the system – take up arms in a community-wide Galactic Struggle, contributing points to the light or dark side as you play through all our tables; level through 50 Career Ranks in a new Career Mode; and unlock special Force Power bonuses to maximize your true potential in the Nintendo Switch collection.

Star Wars Pinball takes full advantage of the unique Nintendo Switch hardware features such as HD Rumble and vertical screen orientation. Play the game at home or on the go – the Nintendo Switch provides the ultimate pinball experience wherever you are!

Star Wars Pinball Tables

The entire 19 table pinball collection celebrating a Galaxy Far, Far Away:

  • Movie Adaptations: Star Wars™: A New Hope™, Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™, Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™, Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™, Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™,Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story; Solo: A Star Wars™ Story
  • TV Adaptations: Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ and Star Wars Rebels™
  • Characters: Han Solo, Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian in the Calrissian Chronicles table, Boba Fett, Droids
  • Locations: Ahch-To Island, Mimban (Battle of Mimban)
  • Themes: Jedi versus Sith (Masters of the Force), X-wings vs. TIE fighters (Starfighter Assault), being the bad guy (Might of the First Order)

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Review of Zen Studios’ KickBeat – Special Edition!

Here’s our video review of KickBeat – Special Edition by Zen Studios for the Nintendo Wii U.