XBLA's Pinball FX 2 Delayed Until October 27

Good news and bad news virtual pinball fanatics: the upcoming Pinball FX 2 from developer Zen Studios has been delayed; however, you won't have to wait long for the release. Pinball FX 2 was set to be the penultimate release of Microsoft's current Game Feast promotion--the game was originally set to launch tomorrow but will now arrive on October 27.

The core game of Pinball FX 2 will be made available for free, with the ability to import tables from the original title in the series, which launched on the XBLA in 2007. Although there is now a gap in the current promotion, the press release outlining the delay still makes a point in referring to Pinball FX 2 as part of the Game Feast campaign, which next will add Super Meat Boy to its digital platter on October 20.

Tomorrow the XBLA will add both Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One and Dead Space: Ignition.

According to Microsoft Games Studios lead producer Mark Coates, the decision was made to delay the game to "take a little extra time to ensure the launch of Pinball FX 2 is absolutely perfect."

We suspect the real reason is because the MGS team is trying to set insane high-scores before releasing the game to the public. But we're conspiracy theorists when it comes to "pinball controversy."