Going by a rating handed down
by Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification
(shouldn't it add "games" to its name at this point?), Hungarian dev ZEN Studios
is readying a sequel to Pinball FX
, the first and only pinball game for Xbox Live Arcade. The classification dated August 10, 2010, lists Microsoft as the publisher. Combine that with the fact that disc-based pinball titles are pretty much nonexistent at this point and, well, it's called Pinball FX 2
, we'd say it's a pretty safe bet that the game is bound for XBLA.
The original Pinball FX
hit Xbox 360 all the way back in 2007, but has seen regular updates in the form of new themed tables, the most recent of which landed in the Xbox Marketplace on January 27 of this year. We may not know anything solid on this sequel (apart from the fact that it's apparently suitable for all ages) but we have some hopes for it, the biggest being that those who own the original be able to use the tables they've bought in the new
game, without having to buy them again. If not, we may have to paddle someone.
We've contacted Microsoft for comment on the classification and will update as soon as we hear back.