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    Question 3DS info

    What is the status of future content on 3ds? What has happened to the DLC? Will we ever get more tables?

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    I doubt we will see anything soon if at all. Love my 3ds and pinball but I personally thing after their last comment we've seen the last of Zen on the 3ds. It was a good run though. I do however would like to see Zen Pinball running on the new 3ds. I wonder if it will look and play better with less blurring and a faster processor.
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    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...port_for_wii_u

    Here's the interview that gives me serious doubt we will see anything soon if at all.
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    Outlook not so good. The biggest issue with the 3DS is the obsolete hardware. Zen can't simply port a table over to the 3DS like they can on the other platforms. They have to go in and rebuild the tables (reduce textures, alter animation, add in 3D, etc...) for them to work properly on the 3DS.

    A great example to look at is the Iron Man table. The 3DS couldn't handle the animations of Tony Stark transforming into Iron Man when starting up a mission, so they created a new animation where Tony Stark just jumps into a hole and comes out as Iron Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    Outlook not so good. The biggest issue with the 3DS is the obsolete hardware. Zen can't simply port a table over to the 3DS like they can on the other platforms. They have to go in and rebuild the tables (reduce textures, alter animation, add in 3D, etc...) for them to work properly on the 3DS.

    A great example to look at is the Iron Man table. The 3DS couldn't handle the animations of Tony Stark transforming into Iron Man when starting up a mission, so they created a new animation where Tony Stark just jumps into a hole and comes out as Iron Man.
    Well to be totally honest they can't simply port over to the Wii U either. However they can leave the tables intact to there original form.
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    Would it help if they went and cut the 3D and just gave us the tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rma209 View Post
    Would it help if they went and cut the 3D and just gave us the tables.
    It would still take time to re-animate the animations. The biggest problem is the processor and memory in the 3DS. It's just not sufficient enough, especially for their latest tables which are extremely flashy.

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    I wish more US developers were making something specifically designed around the 3DS that isn't a cash in for a licensed property (not referring to Zen here, more like stuff like that Wreck it Ralph game and How to Train Your Dragon 2). I like the 3DS Zen Pinball games quite a bit, but they are overshadowed by the Vita version, which is much closer to the console and has pretty much everything PS3 has, even the exclusive NG Sigma 2 table.

    I wouldn't mind Zen Pinball on new 3DS either, though it sounds like it's only slightly more powerful than the 3DS.
    Last edited by Brianvgplayer; 08-31-2014 at 01:12 AM.

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    I hope the New 3ds has more lots processing power . If it has enough power to attract ZEN then it will have great potential.

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    Unless it's an HD upgrade I don't think it will make much of a difference. They still will have to design from the ground up so to speak. Its still won't be a straight port thus taking more time, resources, and money to develop for.
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