Star Wars Pinball landing late-February

If you can’t get enough of Star Wars and have been yearning for something a bit more challenging and entertaining than Rovio’s Star Wars-themed Angry Birds, here’s some good news. Zen Studios Games has been hard at work putting finishing touches on their officially licensed pinball game dubbed Star Wars Pinball.

The trailer above highlights the Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back table which takes place – you guessed right – on the main deck of a Star Destroyer. Clearly inspired by the events of the film, it includes such memorable characters as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, plus the inevitable battles with AT-AT Walkers and Tie Fighters…

Graphics are crisp and the concept sounds promising.

They’re also using voices from the Empire Strikes Back movie.

Mark’s “That armor’s too strong for blasters” exclamation sounded a bit weird to me, but I suspect the team had to do a lot of editing to filter out background noises and music from the movie.

Note how upon spelling out “STAR WARS”, the game offers five different scenes to play through before finally activating the Wizard mode to confront Darth Vader himself.

This is an announcement video from a week ago.

The first pack of tables will include Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

“Each table features a different iconic moment from the Star Wars universe, with interactive 3D characters, and unique gameplay,” developers promise. They are planning a total of ten themed pinball tables in the Star Wars Pinball collection.

The game is set to debut later this month on a variety of platforms, including Google’s Play Store for Android, Windows PCs and Apple’s Mac App Store and App Store.

Star Wars Pinball will also be available as downloadable content for Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade and Windows 8, Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as Cross-Buy entitled content.

To find out more, check out the team’s official blog.