Pinball FX 3 headed to the Nintendo Switch next week

With HD Rumble and the possiblity to play on a vertical screen (in Tabletop Mode), the Nintendo Switch looks like the perfect platform for pinball games. And it looks like Zen Studios thought the same, as last week, they announced they were bringing Pinball FX3 to the Nintendo Switch. It will be released on November 14th… that’s right, it’s in exactly one week!

Here’s the key features of Pinball FX3:

  • Now every table is an RPG. Simply playing a table yields experience points and level advancements that continually unlock the potential for bigger points…and bigger blowouts of your friends’ scores on the leaderboards. Strategic thinking comes into play when determining which power-ups to equip—one table might be best suited for a Skillshot Score Increase and Multiball Score Bonus, while another might better benefit from Combo Time Bonus and Distance Bonus team-up.   
  • Players level up. The more you play, the higher your own personal experience level increases.
  • Anyone can start their own tournament. In addition to tournaments run by Zen (often involving fantastic prizes), Pinball FX3 allows players to create and customize their own tournaments, including access to several modes of play.  
  • Advanced multiplayer features allow for intelligent matching against others based on skill level. This applies to everything from immediate friendly matches to ultracompetitive League Play.
  • Cross-play enables Nintendo Switch players to take on opponents competing on most other platforms where Pinball FX3 is available.
  • New game modes will change the way you play even tables you feel you’ve already mastered. Playing a 1-Ball Challenge, a 5-Minute Challenge or Survival Mode will cause you to completely rethink your approach in order to top the leaderboards.

The game will be the same as on other platforms, but with some Nintendo Switch exclusive features such as vertical play orientation (only possible in Tabletob Mode), as well as HD rumble support. It will launch with no less than thirty tables, with even more on the way.

Pinball FX3 is free to download, with all players getting the Sorcerer’s Lair table for free. Some packs with additional tables will also be available for purchase:

  • Universal Classics Pinball (Back to the Future, E.T., Jaws)
  • Aliens vs. Pinball (Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, Alien: Isolation)
  • Balls of Glory (Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Archer, American Dad!)
  • Portal
  • The Walking Dead
  • Sorcerer’s Lair (free)
  • Carnivals & Legends (Adventure Land Pinball, Son of Zeus)
  • Zen Classics (Shaman, Tesla, El Dorado, V12)
  • Core Collection (Pasha, Rome, Biolab, Secrets of the Deep)
  • Medieval Pack (Epic Quest, Excalibur)
  • Sci-Fi Pack (Mars, Paranormal, Earth Defense)
  • Iron & Steel (Wild West Rampage, CastleStorm)

Finally, here’s a teaser trailer for the game:

Pinball FX3 (Switch – eShop) will be released on November 14th in Europe and North America. It has been added to the Upcoming Games page!


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