Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Pure Chess gets the 3DS eShop in Check, too

Last week's Nintendo Direct "Indie Showcase" sizzle reel included a good number of new releases confirmed for the Wii U eShop. Two of these are being published by Ripstone, Knytt Undergound and Pure Chess, and the publisher has now confirmed that both are targeting a release of late 2013/early 2014.

Pure Chess is being developed by VooFoo Studios and will also come to the 3DS eShop for those that fancy a game on the road. The title will aim to accommodate both serious players and newcomers, with tutorials included to help beginners get started.

Knytt Underground is a game by Nicklas ‘Nifflas’ Nygren, and the Wii U version is being put together by Mathias Kærlev. This looks set to deliver a platforming exploration adventure, with plenty of characters to meet and the official details promising a "Zen-like experience".

Ripstone itself is an independent publisher that supports Indies onto various platforms and Phil Gaskell, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the company, has made it clear that more projects are being planned for the eShop platforms.

We're committed to helping developers bring their games to as many digital channels as possible and this announcement demonstrates that commitment. We think Nintendo gamers are going to love spending hours exploring the world of Knytt Underground and will be blown away by the visual quality of Pure Chess, and we hope to announce more games for eShop in the future.

With Pure Chess heading to the 3DS eShop, too, Ripstone will be making a move with three games on two platforms. Let us know what you think below.