Posts Tagged ‘Zen Studios’

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.