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Sure, Jedi Fallen Order will get a heaping amount of attention at the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. But let’s not ignore the fact that, after two years in release, the Nintendo Switch will finally get its first Star Wars game. Or rather, games.
Zen Studios will be present at the event this weekend, having announced that Star Wars Pinball would be coming to the Switch this September. The package will include all 19 of its table releases in the Zen Pinball/Pinball FX series, including ones based on hit films like Rogue One, as well as original releases themed around Lando Calrissian and Masters of the Force. The full rundown is below:
- Movies Adaptations: Episodes IV, V, VI, VII and VIII, plus Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story
- TV Adaptations: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels
- Characters: Han Solo, Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian in The Calrissian Chronicles table, Boba Fett, Droids
- Locations: Ahch-To Island, Mimban (Battle of Mimban)
- Themes: Jedi vs. Sith (Masters of the Force), X-wings vs. TIE fighters (Starfighter Assault), being the bad guy (Might of the First Order)
The Nintendo Switch version of Star Wars Pinball will also feature exclusive bonus items. “Players can participate in a community-wide Galactic Struggle, which allows them to contribute points to the light or dark side, depending on their preference. Likewise, a new Career mode allows Star Wars fans to join the ranks of the Jedi or Sith as they achieve up to 50 Career Ranks, and simply playing any table unlocks special Force Power bonuses that can be applied toward bigger scores. Simply playing any table unlocks special Force Power bonuses that can be applied toward bigger scores, and a Force Training mode will help pinball Padawans maximize their potential,” the company noted in its press release.
What’s more, a physical version will also be available, for you die-hard collectors out there.
“As soon as we announced Pinball FX3 for Nintendo Switch in 2017, the main question we always received from fans was ‘where’s Star Wars?’,” says Mel Kirk, Vice President of Publishing at Zen Studios. “We’re thrilled to bring the Star Wars Pinball experience to fans who have been eager for its arrival on Nintendo Switch. Combining the amazing Star Wars Pinball collection with the innovative hardware features available on Nintendo Switch provides a really outstanding experience in the home, on the road or anywhere else in the galaxy.”
Though it may not be the Rogue Squadron trilogy many hoped for, this does mean Star Wars is finally coming to the system. So we’ll certainly take it, particularly for those high score challenges. Come at us, flippers!
Check out the debut trailer for the collection below.