This week sees the launch of VooFoo's Pure Chess on Wii U and 3DS, and publisher Ripstone has dropped us a line to confirm that varied DLC for the game — which includes new pieces and locations — will be available from the moment the game goes live on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores.

Two types of DLC exist in the game. The individual chess sets — which can be played in any of the locations — and the somewhat grander (not to mention slightly more expensive) Chess game packs. These come with new pieces and a new environment to play in. The standard version of the game will come with three chess sets and three locations.

Individual chess sets cost €1.19 / £0.99 / $1.65 each, and are as follows:

  • Halloween Chess Set
  • Easter Island Chess Set
  • Battalion Chess Set

Chess game packs cost a little more at €1.99 / £1.59 / $2.69 each, and are as follows:

  • Roman Game Pack (Roman themed chess set & Roman-inspired environment)
  • Park Game Pack (Park animals themed chess set & leafy park environment)
  • Forest Game Pack (Isle of Lewis chess set & calm forest environment)

Check back with us tomorrow when we'll publish an extensive interview with Ripstone and VooFoo, exploring the development of both releases and the implementation of features such as cross-platform multiplayer.

Are you looking forward to getting your hands on Pure Chess this week — it'll cost £4.99 / €5.99 / $7.99 — and will you be buying any of the DLC? Let us know with a comment.