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  ZEN STUDIOS AND MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT SET TO UNLEASH MARVEL PINBALL™ ON XBOX LIVE®ARCADE AND PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
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11/15/2010
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA –November 15, 2010 – ZEN Studios and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce Marvel Pinball, an epic collaboration combining the greatest comic book characters of all time with the definitive videogame pinball experience on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox®360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft. Use your pinball wizardry to help Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Blade save the world from the most notorious Super Villains on four beautifully crafted pinball tables.

Marvel Pinball is the first expansion for Pinball FX 2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade, which released to rave reviews on October 27th, 2010, as part of Game Feast presented by Microsoft Game Studios, and it will be an entirely new game on PlayStation Network. Marvel Pinball consists of four Super Hero-themed pinball tables integrating artwork, themes and music inspired by the Marvel Universe.

“We are so honored to work with the greatest Super Heroes of all time, and have really focused our efforts into bringing each distinct personality to this one-of-a-kind pinball experience,” said Zsolt Kigyossy begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Managing Director for ZEN Studios. “You will find each Marvel Pinball table captures the essence of each Super Hero, creating a game that is an authentic Marvel experience. This is just the beginning of Marvel Pinball; you can count on more of your favorite Marvel heroes and villains to be making appearances in the near future.”

“With Marvel Pinball, ZEN Studios has created some truly excellent tables that not only demonstrate their expertise in creating an excellent pinball experience, but also their passion for Marvel and its characters,” said TQ Jefferson, Director of Games, Marvel Entertainment's Global Digital Media Group. “We look forward to working with ZEN for many more tables to come.”

Fans can expect Marvel Pinball to be released before the end of 2010. Visit the official Marvel Pinball website at www.marvelpinball.com.

Stay tuned for more Marvel Pinball announcements and assets.

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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™, Wii, and Apple iPhone / iPod Touch. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with representative offices in Canada. ZEN Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter and Marvel Comics’ The Punisher.  ZEN’s Pinball FX franchise on Xbox LIVE Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform. The studio launched ZEN Pinball in May, 2009, as the first pinball title on the PlayStation Network.  For more information about ZEN Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com

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 http://www.marvel.com/

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