CHRIS BAKER, ZEN STUDIOS’ CREATIVE DIRECTOR, TALKS TO STARWARS.COM ABOUT BRINGING THE HIT GAME TO SWITCH — THE FIRST EVER STAR WARSRELEASE FOR NINTENDO’S POPULAR PLATFORM.
Later this year, Nintendo Switch players will feel the Force — and the flippers.StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that Star Wars Pinball is heading to Nintendo Switch, both on the eShop as a digital download for Pinball FX3 and as a physical retail release on cartridge. The game will come packed with its previously released collection of 19 digital pinball tables, including those based on the prequel, classic, and sequel trilogies, Rogue One, Solo, and the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The Switch edition is also getting all-new modes: the community-based Galactic Struggle, which allows players to contribute points to the light or dark side; a new Career mode, in which fans choose the side of the Jedi or Sith as they work their way up the ranks; and a Force Training mode for pinball Padawans. It also comes with features that take advantage of the Switch’s unique hardware, notably HD Rumble and vertical screen orientation — meaning if you’re playing on the Switch console itself, you can turn the device on its side for a taller screen. Moreover, the game’s release will be a historic one, as it will be the first Star Wars game ever released on Nintendo’s latest console. StarWars.com caught up with Chris Baker, Zen Studios’ creative director, to discuss Star Wars Pinball’s move to Switch, why vertical play might be Switch players’ new preference, and continuing the tradition of Star Wars on Nintendo platforms.
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