One of the most exciting features of the Vita is the ability to play PS3 games on the go. Games like Wipeout HD, Hustle Kings, and MotorStorm RC offer gamers a unique value by unlocking both versions of the game with a single purchase. The Pinball Arcade for the PlayStation Network is the newest game to take advantage of this cross-play feature, and it will be available next week, on April 10th.
As with Pinball FX 2, the initial download is "free," offering the initial four tables on a trial basis. The game can then be purchased for $9.99, which unlocks both the PS3 and Vita versions of the game. And like the other digital pinball games, The Pinball Arcade will have a heavy focus on DLC. At launch, there will be a pack of two tables for $4.99 (Medieval Madness and Bride of PinBot). DLC purchases will also work across both versions, so a single purchase will unlock content on both the handheld and the console.
Perhaps even more novel than the game's cross-play features is the studio's ambitious post-release content schedule. "Our plan is to release two tables a month for several years," FarSight Studios' Bobby King told the PlayStation.Blog. "A year from now, we'll have over 20!"