We all know the usual story regarding video games based on hit movies; a rushed cash-in that usually disappoints gamers and fans of the film alike. Marvel’s The Avengers however seems to buck the trend, as instead of a turgid platform game or beat em up, a pinball table for the massively popular Marvel Pinball is being released today.
In addition to a table based on this summer’s blockbuster movie, there are three additional tables included within the pack based on comic book events World War Hulk, The Infinity Gauntlet and Fear Itself. The movie table includes loads of artwork and sound clips and the other tables feature more story based scenarios than any previously released Zen Pinball table.
Speaking of Zen Pinball, these four Avengers tables were originally supposed to ship with the Zen Pinball 2 framework for PS3, allowing the download and storage of over twenty tables (including the 16 that now make up the Marvel Pinball set). According to the developer however, Zen Pinball 2 has been delayed for a few weeks. If you purchase and download any of the Marvel Pinball tables we have been promised that you can re-download them all from within the Zen Pinball 2 framework at a later date free of charge.
Vita pinball fans will also be pleased with the news that when the handheld versions of Marvel Pinball and/or Zen Pinball 2 are released (again within the next few weeks), they will be cross-compatible with the PS3 versions completely free of charge. Nice move Zen Studios, let’s hope more developers follow your lead.
Download Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles from PSN and from within Pinball FX2 on XBOX Live today in the US and tomorrow in Europe.