Pinball video games are truly strange to me. You take a physical experience which is, in itself, still a video game experience to an extent, then you shoehorn that experience into a brand new game which attempts to replicate that physical experience. Weird. But some people love it and if anything has the potential to rope me into playing a virtual pinball video game it would be the Star Wars IP.
Zen Studios are the creators of Zen Pinball, a multiplatform franchise that runs across iOS, Android, PS3, and the PS Vita. They've just announced the upcoming release of three Star Wars tables set for release on the Zen Pinball games and also their Pinball FX2 game on XBLA and Windows 8. If the trailer above is anything to go by, it looks cool.
According to Zen Studios each 'table' features an iconic moment from the Star Wars series with interactive 3D characters and "unique' gameplay. The first three are set for release in February, but a total of ten are already in the works.
I still feel like I don't really understand the whole virtual pinball deal — but that's probably just sheer ignorance. I think I'll give it a bash on my tablet for sure.