Today developer and publisher Ripstone announced that its game Chess Ultra would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch.
The game, which is a sequel to the 2012 game Pure Chess, will feature ten Grandmaster AI levels, 80 chess puzzles, as well as both local and online multiplayer. If you don’t know how to play chess at all, the game also features comprehensive tutorials. You can check out a full feature list for the game below:
- 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
- Over 80 chess puzzles
- Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
- In-depth tutorials
News about Nintendo Switch-exclusive features will be coming in the next few months.
As of the time of this writing, a release date for the Switch version has not been announced, however it has been confirmed that it will arrive sometime in 2017.
In addition to the announcement, a new trailer was also released. You can check it out at the end of the article.
Chess Ultra was originally announced back in February of 2017, when it was revealed that the game would not only be playable in VR thanks to either the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR, but that it would also feature Twitch integration, allowing for the host to play against their viewers. As of the time of this writing, it’s unknown if this feature will carry over to the Switch version.
Chess Ultra was originally released on June 20th, 2017, and is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.