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CHESS ULTRA: The most breath-taking chess game ever made is out now on Nintendo Switch

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2nd November 2017: Ripstone Games are celebrating the launch of Chess Ultra on Nintendo Switch™ today, the most breath-taking chess game ever made and TIGA Awards finalist for Best Strategy Game. Chess Ultra is available now on Nintendo Switch™ priced at £9.99 / $12.49 / €12.49. Those excited to see the game can check out the trailer here.

Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless cross-platform online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI that offers the ultimate chess experience.

Key features of the game include…

  • Stunning environments and beautiful chess sets, including a ‘Fire and Brimstone’ chess set that literally burns
  • 10 Grandmaster approved AI levels
  • Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, all available online
  • Intuitive local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system
  • Cross-platform online play between Xbox One and PC
  • Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments
  • Numerous playing options including full touch screen and cross-table playing modes
  • Over 80 chess puzzles
  • Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
  • In-depth tutorials
 

Chess Ultra fully utilises the array of intuitive playing options on Nintendo Switch™. Fans can play on the big screen with the console docked, in tabletop mode with the Pro Controller, and on the go in handheld mode using either the Joy-Con™ controllers or by taking advantage of full touch screen functionality. Additional to this, the game also includes a unique way for two people to play the game in local multiplayer cross-table playing mode, whereby the console acts as the chess board. Place the console down between you and your opponent to play cross-table chess. Each player uses an individual Joy-Con™ controller to take their turn, and the game features an adaptive UI for cross-table play meaning you can focus on your strategy and enjoy the ultimate table top challenge.

 

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