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Chess Ultra

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Ripstone Publishing
Developer: Ripstone Publishing
Release Date: June 21, 2017

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'Chess Ultra' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2017 @ 1:19 p.m. PST

Chess Ultra is an Unreal Engine 4 powered chess game, featuring a variety of game modes, VR support, and intuitive online play.

Chess Ultra is a sequel to Ripstone's original million-selling 2012 title Pure Chess, and is a massive improvement on the original title in every way, with crisp, beautiful 4K visuals across a whole variety of environments and chess sets.

Ripstone's first in-house developed game, built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 4, features a range of single-player and online game modes, including 10 different AI levels to conquer all the way up to Grandmaster-approved levels.

When players take the game online, they'll quickly find their friends and other Chess Ultra players in ranked, regular, Fischer and Marathon matches.


Twitch integration is just one of the brand new additions in Chess Ultra, allowing Steam players to stream the game live on Twitch and play against their streaming community, who will be able to enter chess moves into the chat.

Ripstone is currently hosting a special livestream on Twitch right now, where viewers can play Chess Ultra against Grandmaster Simon Williams, and also ask questions about the game.

More details about Chess Ultra will be revealed in the coming months before launch, including how the game plays in virtual reality on PlayStation VR, Oculus and HTC Vive.

Chess Ultra is set to launch across console and PC platforms later this spring.


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