Ripstone Games announced today that Chess Ultra, the most breath-taking chess game ever made and TIGA Awards finalist for Best Strategy Game, will be launching on Nintendo Switch™ on 2nd November priced at £9.99 / $12.49 / €12.49. Those excited to see the game can check out the trailer here.

Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI that offers the ultimate chess experience. The game is cross-platform compatible so players on Nintendo Switch™ can play chess against players on PC and Xbox One.

Chess Ultra fully utilises the array of intuitive playing options on Nintendo Switch™. Fans can play on the big screen with the console docked, in tabletop mode with the Pro Controller, and on the go in handheld mode using either the Joy-Con™ controllers or by taking advantage of full touch screen functionality. Additional to this, the game also includes a unique way for two people to play the game in local multiplayer cross-table playing mode, whereby the console acts as the chess board. Place the console down between you and your opponent to play cross-table chess. Each player uses an individual Joy-Con™ controller to take their turn, and the game features an adaptive UI for cross-table play meaning you can focus on your strategy and enjoy the ultimate table top challenge.

Key features of the game include…

  • Stunning environments and beautiful chess sets, including a ‘Fire and Brimstone’ chess set that literally burns
  • 10 Grandmaster approved AI levels
  • Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, all available online
  • Intuitive local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system
  • Cross-platform online play between Xbox One and PC
  • Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments
  • Numerous playing options including full touch screen and cross-table playing modes
  • Over 80 chess puzzles
  • Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
  • In-depth tutorials

Ripstone have been publishing games for over five years, but Chess Ultra is the first game to be crafted by their own in-house development team. It launched earlier this summer on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and VR.