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Ubi Soft Launches Chessmaster 9000 & Chessmaster For The GBA

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the launch of Chessmaster 9000 for the PC and Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance. Both Chessmaster titles offer novices and experts alike a curriculum to elevate their game, while introducing the fun and strategy of the game of chess. With 2 CDs of content, Chessmaster 9000 offers more features than ever before including more than 150 opponents, a free online matchmaking service via Ubi.com and all of the tools you'll need to discover the Chessmaster inside you! Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance is an entréeé into the wonderful world of chess for people of all ages and features tutorials and challenging gameplay on the go.
"Chessmaster 9000 and Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance are the most comprehensive chess programs available with unparalleled depth of instruction, unmatched mentoring and the ultimate challenge for every skill level," said Terry Coleman, producer at Ubi Soft Entertainment. "Anyone still playing a previous version of Chessmaster is mistaken in thinking their game is as good as it can be. With new tutorials, specially developed chess tools, and multiplayer gameplay, Chessmaster 9000 and Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance will take your game to the next level."

About Chessmaster 9000

Since the first version appeared for the PC in 1986, Chessmaster has been the dominant chess franchise in the world, selling more than 5 million units and winning numerous awards. Chessmaster 9000 builds on the strong foundation of its predecessors by adding many new tools to help players master the game of chess, including a new course on the Psychology of Competition by International Master Josh Waitzkin, a new Endgame Quiz from five-time chess champ and Grand Master Larry Evans, and a new Blunder Alert feature that immediately notifies players of better moves when they move their pieces into danger. Additionally, new online features include a free matchmaking service via ubi.com, special chat events, and rated games online. Chessmaster 9000 has an MSRP of $39.99. Owners of previous Chessmaster PC versions are eligible for a $10 rebate when they upgrade to Chessmaster 9000. Additional details on the rebate can be found at Ubi.com or at your favorite videogame retailer.

About Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance

Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance offers the best-selling computer chess game of all time for you to take with you anywhere you go. With 10 different chess sets, scaleable gameplay for chess players of all skill levels, 18 opponents with a range of levels and strategies, and a full tutorial mode, Chessmaster provides a great introduction to the game of chess for beginners, and an anytime, anywhere challenge for veteran chess players. Chessmaster also features over 150 famous recorded games from which to learn new strategies and skills to improve your game. Plus, you can challenge a friend or archenemy in 2-player mode whenever you want via the Game Boy Advance Game Link® Cable. Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance has an MSRP of $29.99.

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