Zen Studios' first PopCap pinball table coming 'end of summer'
Zen Studios will pull back and launch Zen Pinball 2 for PlayStation 3 and Vita on September 4 through the PlayStation Network. The Zen Pinball 2 platform will support cross-platform play on PlayStation devices, meaning any Zen Pinball 2 table purchase will be playable on PS3 and Vita at no extra charge. Zen Pinball 2 will have 26 tables available at release (with free demos) and is a free update to Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball.

Zen also announced today that its PopCap-branded table will pop up September 4 and 5 on PlayStation systems and Xbox 360, respectively. The company still hasn't revealed whether the table will be based on Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle or Bejeweled, but it plans to do that at PAX Prime, which takes place August 31 through September 2 in Seattle, Washington.
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Zen Pinball 2™ and a New Table Based on a PopCap Games' Mega Hit set to Release September 4, 2012 for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita

Zen Studios and PopCap Games to Unveil Mystery Table at PAX Prime 2012

Los Angeles, CA – August 8, 2012 – Zen Studios, the definitive leader in videogame pinball, is pleased to announce that Zen Pinball 2 for the PlayStation®3 system and PlayStation®Vita system will release on September 4, 2012 via PlayStation®Network.

Additionally, a brand new table based on one of PopCap Games' mega hits will accompany the release of Zen Pinball 2 as downloadable content. This mystery table will be fully revealed later this month at PAX Prime, and playable in the PopCap PAX booth. The table will also release on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Pinball FX2™ on September 5, 2012.

Zen Pinball 2 features an abundance of exciting new features and updates. Best of all, Zen Pinball 2 is a free update for existing Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball owners, while new users can download the pinball platform and try every pinball table for free before deciding to purchase.

Additionally, players will enjoy cross-platform entitlement and any Zen Pinball 2 purchase will entitle players to both the PS3 and PS®Vita versions at no additional charge.

Please visit the Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 press sites to download game assets.

Zen Pinball 2 Key Features:

PlayStation®3 system and PlayStation®Vita system cross-platform entitlement including shared global leaderboards, online friend challenges and tournaments
Zen Pinball 2 will launch with twenty-six tables!
The most advanced ball physics simulation to date
Compete against other players to achieve the highest ProScore™, and team up with your friends to increase your TeamScore™
Exceptional visuals in full 3D on 3D compatible TV sets
Free, fully playable demos for all available tables
Exciting multiplayer modes, including local split-screen and hotseat multiplayer, online, and worldwide tournaments
New tables released regularly through the PlayStation®Store
Share your scores on Facebook
New rule sheet format to help you achieve higher scores
New trophies for each table
About PopCap Games

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 600 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

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, PlayStation®Vita system, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™, App®Store, Mac®Store and Android Marketplace™. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with offices in North America. Zen Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom's Street Fighter, Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden, Marvel Entertainment and PopCap Games. Zen's Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform, has garnered numerous awards, and was named the best selling game of 2011. For more information about Zen Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.