Ripstone Games has revealed that the upcoming Snooker 19 will be launching on Switch this spring. A brand new trailer has been released to celebrate.
The game is set to feature 128 of the world’s top players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui, with iconic venues including The Crucible and Alexandra Palace. Players can choose from plenty of offline and online modes to master every official tournament, including global online tournaments which are set to link in real-time with the live World Snooker calendar. On top of that, you'll find quick play online match-making and fully customised matches of full snooker, 6-red snooker and fast-paced Shoot-Out snooker.
It's been made in Unreal Engine 4, with Ripstone stating that this is the "most authentic depiction of the sport ever created". You can see some of the player likenesses in the trailer above, which have been created using 3D facial scanning technology, and it also boasts highly detailed cues, tables and balls. "Advanced physics and AI engines" are also set to play their part in adding to the action.
Justin Forrest of Lab42 has said the following:
“It’s been way too long since the last flagship snooker title. We’re hugely excited to finally give players a snooker simulation worthy of this increasingly popular sport. The combination of official World Snooker licensed content, high quality, authentic gameplay and TV-style presentation, Snooker 19 is the complete package for both newcomers and hardcore fans.”
We'll keep an eye out for more news, including the exact release date, but fans attending EGX Rezzed in London this April can go hands-on with the game from 4th - 6th April.
Are you a snooker fan? Will you be strutting your stuff around the table this spring? Let us know if you plan on picking this up in the comments below.