Holy crap, today I just learned Pinball FX 3 is a thing and it's coming out this summer! Focusing on multiple table playthroughs, akin to Tournament style, and this being the main hub everyone would play in not depending on platform. Like previous titles, most of the tables will carry over free of charge! This is huge.
Table Import List
Pinball FX3 is a massive game packed full of new features designed to turn pinball into a true community experience. Built around multiplayer-matchups, user-generated tournaments and league play, Pinball FX3 is now so much more than just leaderboard rankings – it elevates the competitive pinball spirit that has thrived since the early days of pinball more than a century ago.
Info from the World Premier Stream:
Each table will have Wizard Powers & Passive Upgrades like Slow Down Time, Score Boost, Distance Bonus, Rewind Time (that's really cool), Bumper Score Boost, Skillshot Score Bonus, Multiball Boost, Etc.
Each table will have Challenges, 1 Ball, 5 Minute & Survival Mode:
- 1 Ball - Self explanatory really, get the highest score with only 1 ball and ball save available.
- 5 Minute - Again you guessed it, 5 minutes to grab the highest score, unlimited ball and ball saves though.
- Survival - Build up to a set score to earn the required stars to move on, 1 minute intervals!
Each table also has the option to play with some extra boosts or to play the classic way you've always played. Single player has
Each table has a set mode for Single Player; Single Player, Classic Single Player, Hotseat, Practice:
- Single Player - Play with the new FX 3 features (Wizard Powers & Passive Upgrades) enabled!
- Classic Single Player - Play with the classic FX2 features and gameplay style!
- Hotseat - Play local co-op, pass the controller to a friend!
- Practice - Have infinite lives and practice on set modes or go through and see the animations!
There's also table mastery on each table, progress and unlock table art. Progress and unlock achievements for each table as well as general ones for FX 3. Progression and unlockables to customize your profile gamerpic thing as well as leaderboards for each mode, challenge, whatever. A lot to unlock, a lot to work on progressing, persistent leveling of everything and friend's scores are going to be a big drive for playing, imo.
Each table with have leaderboards for the set mode or challenges, tournaments have the option to play with these as well and you can pretty much customize your play style for how you want to play.
Matchup is similar to Bethesda Pinball on mobile, you get matched up with another player's score, beat their score and earn rewards. So you have three different goals to shoot for, easy, medium and hard where each will have a score that represents that ease of difficulty. I really like this on their mobile game, you can go for the higher score to gamble on getting bigger rewards and a payout. It is unlimited balls on this mode so it's pretty much a big score challenge.
Tournaments are fully customizable, you can set them to be private or open, whatever mode or challenge you want (so you can make it Classic 1 Ball challenge or FX 3 enabled upgrades Survival if you want) and there will be official tournaments going with official prizes from Zen Studios. You can also just join a tournament your friends or clubs may make as well.
Quick Play lets you get right into the action, a recommended table or a suggested challenge will occupy this space. No need to go through a bunch of menus or if you having trouble which table to play this will help you on that front.
News will have score alerts from your friends and official news from Zen Studios.
Cross play within your gaming network, console users can switch off the feature to just play against console players if you want, you have options.
Developer: Zen Studios
Publisher: Zen Studios
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, WIn 10 & Steam
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