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When Nintendo Switch Online started yesterday, many games required a membership in order to play online and access certain elements through the internet. Pinball FX3 ended up being one of them, but not intentionally.

Right now Pinball FX3 requires a Nintendo Switch Online subscription in order to participate in tournaments and other online features. However, developer Zen Studios says an update has been submitted “which will mean no online subscription is needed for any Pinball FX3 feature.”


Zen Studios has revealed that Pinball FX3 – Williams Pinball Volume 1 is due out on October 9. Pricing is set at $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99.

Medieval Madness, Junk Yard, and The Getaway: High Speed II will be included in the pack. Everyone will be able to download Fish Tales for free as well.

Williams Pinball Volume 1 will also feature remastered versions of the classic tables, which will include 3D interactive characters, side wall art, ball trailer effects, particle effects, and more. Players can toggle between classic and remastered versions with a single button press, and remastered versions can be played with both the new classic physics simulation or with Zen’s modern-day pinball physics simulation.

Source: Zen Studios PR

Zen Studios announced today that it is bringing tables from the Williams and Bally pinball collection to Pinball FX3. Zen now has the digital rights to the full pinball library, including Fish Tales, Junk Yard, Medieval Madness, and The Getaway High Speed II.

These tables will be available on Switch in the future. However, release dates have not yet been confirmed.

Here’s a video promoting today’s news:

With CastleStorm releasing on Switch today, Zen Studios has prepared a launch trailer. Have a look at the video below.

Zen Studios will be putting CastleStorm on the Switch eShop on August 16. For a look at the game’s first 43 minutes, check out the video below.

CastleStorm is coming to Switch, Zen Studios has announced. The mashup of 2D physics destruction and tower defense brawler hits the eShop on August 16.

Here’s some additional information about the game and a trailer:

On Tuesday, Zen Studios is publishing Disco Dodgeball Remix on the Switch eShop. Have a look at some footage below.

Disco Dodgeball Remix is coming to Switch, Zen Studios announced today. A release is planned for May 22 via the eShop. On PC, the game has a dedicated fanbase and has received quite a bit of attention from popular YouTubers.

Zen Studios recently announced a publishing initiative to bring some of the best PC titles to other platforms. Disco Dodgeball Remix will be the latest example of that, with more projects to be announced in the months ahead.

Zen Pinball Pinball FX3 is getting a “major update” next week, Zen Studios has announced. Players will be able to download the patch on May 3.

Zen Studios hasn’t outlined the full specifics, but Pinball FX3 will soon be able to run at 60 frames per second in handheld mode. And when docked, it should run at full 1080p.

Note that when the patch goes live, old saved games will be wiped, so players are encouraged to complete all games in progress on each table before updating.


Zen Studios has announced that a new three-pack of tables is joining Pinball FX3 on Switch. Today, players can purchase Bethesda Pinball, comprised of Fallout Pinball, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball, and Doom Pinball.

Here’s an overview of the different tables: