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Aug 02, 2017

Chess Ultra coming to Nintendo Switch this year, second Ripstone-published game coming to this platform

From Press Release:

Ripstone, the British publisher behind hit games includingĀ Ironcast, Stick it to the Man,andĀ Extreme Exorcism, is excited to revealĀ thatĀ Chess Ultra, their new in-house developed chess title will launchĀ this year on Nintendo Switch™. Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI that offers the ultimate chess experience.

Ripstone have been publishing games for over five years, and are on the verge of releasing Ironcast on Nintendo Switch™ next week, but Chess Ultra is the first game to be crafted by their own in-house development team.

Key features of the game includeā€¦

  • Stunning environments and beautiful chess sets, including a ā€˜Fire and Brimstoneā€™ 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
  • Over 80 chess puzzles
  • Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
  • In-depth tutorials

More details, and Nintendo specific features, will be revealed soon.

The game launched earlier this summer on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC & VR, and was positively received by chess enthusiasts and new players alike. ā€œThe team here at Ripstone are delighted to bring Chess Ultra to Nintendo Switch, it gives players a completely different, intuitive way to play the game. Thereā€™s a lot of lifelong Nintendo fans in the studio, and we love being able to support the console” states Matt Southern, Head of Development at Ripstone.