Ripstone Games has revealed that Snooker 19, a brand new, officially licenced snooker title, will be heading to Nintendo Switch next year.

Developed by UK-based studio Lab42, Snooker 19 is set to feature 128 of the world’s top players including the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui. You'll be competing at iconic snooker venues such as The Crucible and Alexandra Palace, in different countries like China and Germany, and you'll be able to take on every major tournament in World Snooker - including the famous World Championship in Sheffield.

The game will be the first officially-licensed snooker title to be published across all current generation consoles and PC, and the game's publisher promises us that Snooker 19 "will deliver the most authentic, realistic, and best-looking snooker game ever made". It will feature multiplayer modes, a single player career mode linked to real-life tournaments, and will have a TV-style presentation running throughout.

Lewis Ward of World Snooker has said the following about the game's upcoming release:

“As a sport, snooker has gone from strength to strength in the past decade and, at the same time, sports gaming has revolutionized. This is what makes working with Ripstone and Lab42 so exciting; seeing them create a state-of-the-art game that will deliver the most authentic snooker experience ever.”

No specific release window or other details have been provided just yet, so we'll make sure to keep an eye out for any more information.

Until then, though, let us know if you're a fan of the sport in the comments below. Are you excited to see a snooker game arrive on Switch?