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The Pinball Arcade

Update (5/21): In addition to North America, The Pinball Arcade can also now be downloaded from the European eShop.

Original (5/11): The Pinball Arcade originally appeared on the Switch eShop last month. The thing is, it was only up for an incredibly short period. FarSight Studios had it removed due to a licensing issue.

A month later, The Pinball Arcade is back up on the eShop – presumably for good. It’s free to download, with a bunch of table packs that can be purchased separately.

Source: Switch eShop

After it was listed one day prior to release, The Pinball Arcade did end up on the Switch eShop. However, the game was quickly pulled.

Developer FarSight Studios says that the removal was due to a licensing issue. Once that’s been taken care of, The Pinball Arcade will be added back to the eShop. We’ll be sure to let you know when that happens.

Thanks to m_t and Greg C for the tip.


Assuming all goes as planned, The Pinball Arcade will be on the Switch eShop tomorrow. Take a look at some footage below.

FarSight Studios recently confirmed that The Pinball Arcade would be heading to Switch. Thanks to a listing on the eShop, we appear to know when. The North American store lists a release date of April 6, which would actually be tomorrow.

The Pinball Arcade will be free to download, with players purchasing tables. Over 90 pinball tables are offered, including Ghostbusters Premium, The Addams Family, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Doctor Who, Twilight Zone, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Medieval Madness.

Below are some screenshots for The Pinball Arcade on Switch:

Source: Switch eShop

More footage of The Pinball Arcade – which hit the Wii U eShop last Thursday – is in. Here’s the latest gameplay:

The Pinball Arcade finally launched on the North American Wii U eShop today. Get a look at some footage in the video below.

After an incredibly long wait, Pinball Arcade is finally coming to the North American Wii U eShop this week. You’ll be able to download it for free (spend money on tables) starting on Thursday.

The official game page on Nintendo’s website says that regular updates are planned, which will add the likes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Twilight Zone, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Monster Bash, Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Attack from Mars, Circus Voltaire, and Big Shot. Pinball Arcade will also feature online tournaments and more modes “to challenge yourself and compete against your friends.”


The Pinball Arcade has been a long time coming on Wii U. It’s now another step closer to hitting the eShop, as a new teaser video has come out today. Check it out below.

Thanks to Pat C for the tip.

It’s been an extremely long wait for The Pinball Arcade on Wii U. We first heard about an eShop version way back in 2012, but there have been some major setbacks along the way. Things finally appear to be wrapping up though, as FarSight Studios shared a new release window on its Facebook page. The Pinball Arcade will finally be available on Wii U in early 2016 if all goes as planned.

Here’s the relevant Facebook post:

It's Day Ten of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"!Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on…

Posted by The Pinball Arcade on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thanks to Pat C for the tip.


Just a few days ago, we heard about FarSight Studios’ plan to bring The Pinball Arcade to New 3DS. But there is another Nintendo version that has long been in development – that is, the Wii U edition.

Some recent comments made by The Pinball Arcade lead designer Bobby King suggested that the Wii U version could still be on the way… but perhaps not. Check out this statement from The Pinball Arcade support team:

Right now we have no concrete plans to bring our game to the Wii U. It’s still in the cards but no definite groundwork has yet been laid out.

That doesn’t sound too encouraging, sadly!