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  Star Wars Pinball VR Brings The Mandalorian -inspired Table & More to Virtual Reality
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Zen Studios’ new collection of eight tables featuring original and classic remastered content with exclusive enhancements coming April 29 to Oculus, Steam VR and PlayStation®VR
 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.Feb. 25, 2021 – As seen today on The Pinball Show, Zen Studios has announced that Star Wars™ Pinball tables are finally coming to virtual reality for the first time ever. Star Wars™ Pinball VR will release on the original Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, Steam VR, and PlayStation® VR on April 29, 2021. The game’s reveal trailer is a heartfelt homage to the classic theatrical preview for the 1997 Star Wars Special Editions.

Star Wars Pinball VR Trailer: https://youtu.be/3TLPOCR_48s Classic Collectibles Trailer: https://youtu.be/KmLhgvBehLA

Star Wars Pinball VR will launch with eight amazing tables. The Mandalorian and Star Wars Classic Collectibles – two tables never before released – will be joined by six remastered favorites, including Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels, and Masters of the Force.

Beyond the incredible realism added by VR, Star Wars Pinball VR upgrades the core Star Wars Pinball experience with new features exclusive to this release. The “Fan Cave” is the new home for both your pinball table and the customizable array of Star Wars lightsabers, blasters, helmets and more you’ll earn while playing. Place an action figure on the pinball table and the room comes to life – not only with a new table to play, but with life-sized characters and vehicles joining you on either side. Total Immersion mode lets you experience everything at table level, standing you side-by-side with your favorite characters. And full 360-degree mini-games surround you with iconic Star Wars set pieces like the speeder bike chase on Endor, the Bespin carbon-freezing chamber duel, and more.

In addition, players will have access to classic Star Wars Pinball features like Career mode, Force powers, competitive game modes, haptic controller feedback, your own personal cantina jukebox and more.

“Zen Studios has had great success bringing Pinball FX digital tables to VR, and we couldn’t be happier to finally have Star Wars enter the mix,” says Mel Kirk, Chief Operating Officer at Zen Studios. “It really does feel like you’re playing an actual pinball machine right in front of you! Star Wars Pinball VR is built to be expanded upon, too – no announcements just yet, but we’re hoping to keep the blast doors open for new DLC in the future.”

Star Wars Pinball VR was revealed on The Pinball Show – Zen Studios’ new monthly YouTube program featuring news, interviews and more. For more information on Star Wars Pinball VR, as well as the rest of Zen’s library of digital titles, visit StarWarsPinball.com and ZenStudios.com.

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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 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. Recently, Operencia: The Stolen Sun stands as one of the most critically acclaimed RPGs of 2019. Zen Studios joined Saber Interactive in November 2020.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other counties of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. ©2013-2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

About Saber Interactive

An Embracer Group company headquartered in the U.S. with studios in Russia, Spain, Belarus, Sweden and Portugal, Saber Interactive is a studio whose credits include the 2019 hit World War Z (with more than 10 million players worldwide), Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, SnowRunner, the NBA Playgrounds franchise, Crysis Remastered, The Witcher III for Nintendo Switch, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Media Contacts

Dan Ketterer Sandbox Strategies for Zen Studios [email protected] www.sandboxstrat.com