Don't En Pass(ant) on this one
Chess is one of the world's oldest and most finely crafted games. Its strategies and complexities have fascinated players for decades (centuries, even), and at a professional level commands extraordinary dedication and expertise. For the majority of us it's an engaging game that is nevertheless quite casual, as we...
Kick back and enjoy
Look, it's not often like the Nintendo adverts when it comes to tabletop mode gaming on Nintendo Switch. We don't all have the photogenic smiles and make a racket playing in a trendy coffee shop, but there are times and games that really do suit a bit of tabletop play. Whether solo or with friends, there is certainly an appeal to...
Chess on Switch is "the perfect hybrid of technology and tradition"
With over 200 games already available on the Switch eShop we're seeing most genres and game styles covered, to varying degrees. Platformers, puzzle games, shooters, FPS, racing - they have been catered to in one form or another. A welcome recent addition is Chess Ultra by Ripstone,...
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It's another Nintendo Download Update for Europe, and it's a rather interesting batch. We have some high profile pre-purchases along with varied games that are actually out this week, from promising Indie titles to a major first-party arrival on the 3DS. Let's get to it. Switch...
Some may recall when Ripstone published Pure Chess on Wii U and 3DS, a game developed by VooFoo Studios. It was an impressive title (despite some nagging flaws) that offered cross-platform play and attractive visuals. A little while ago Ripstone confirmed that its own internal team was bringing Chess Ultra to the Switch, which should be...
"Making Chess sexy"
British game publisher Ripstone announced during the Summer that TIGA Awards finalist Chess Ultra will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2017. The company - known for previously publishing the likes of Ironcast, Extreme Exorcism and Pure Chess for the Wii U and 3DS -
Check it out, mate
Slowly and surely the range of game styles and genres is growing on the Switch eShop, and now Chess Ultra is confirmed to be filling a very particular gap later this year. It's being developed and published by Ripstone, which boasts that it's the "best looking chess game in the world". Based on the trailer and limited information...
Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online* multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI to offer the ultimate chess experience.
Explore an array of intricately crafted environments and choose from a selection of iconic chess sets designed with both the modern and traditional chess player in mind. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran of the great game, Chess Ultra has something to offer for players of all ages and ability.
Chess has never looked this good!
- Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments
- 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels
- Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with Elo ranking system
- Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, all available online
- Cross-platform online play and leaderboards
- Spectate and compete in official Ripstone tournaments
- Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles
- Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
- In-depth tutorials to help improve your game