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Pure Chess 3DS/Wii U Release Date Revealed!

Pure Chess 3DS/Wii U Release Date Revealed!

by Alexandre TrottierMarch 12, 2014

If you haven’t already heard of Pure Chess, it should probably be on your radar. Not only does the game look absolutely gorgeous, but it features cross-platform multiplayer so you can take on your friends whether they own the game on 3DS, Wii U, or a number of Apple and Android devices. You’ll be able to challenge your friends starting on March 20th, 2014!


The game appears to feature various styles of chess pieces and areas, so customization should be an interesting part of the experience. There are tutorials to help you improve your game, and last I heard there is even a “chess by mail” mode so you can take turns playing with your friends even if they aren’t online.


Stay tuned for our review! While you wait, check out the trailer and press release below!


Check out the trailer now!

11th March 2014: Nintendo fans have been crying out to get a release date for Pure Chess after it was announced last year, with both the developer Voofoo & publisher Ripstone receiving phone calls, emails & requests on social media. Today, the teams are delighted to announce the release date of the stunningly beautiful game on Wii U & Nintendo 3DS, which is (drumroll please): 20th March 2014.

Pure Chess aims to reflect the beauty and depth of the widely respected game. Chess is one of the world’s most played, popular and recognized games and to reflect this, Pure Chess was developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. The game aims to appeal to a wide audience with various tutorials to allow beginners to take part, improve their chess skills and become a Grandmaster in their own right.

The game took a little longer than anticipated as Phil Gaskell, Creative Director of Ripstone, explains: “Cross-platform play was a feature we all wanted to see in the game, but we underestimated the effort & technicalities involved with getting it right. We think the delay has been worth it, and can’t wait for players on all different devices to begin issuing challenges.”

Voofoo have successfully utilised the cross-platform play feature, meaning Pure Chess fans can now play against their friends on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android devices.

Check out the new trailer for the game here: and don’t forget to head to the Nintendo eShop on 20th March 2014 to buy the game for £4.99 / €5.99 / $7.99

Will you be the next Grandmaster?

About The Author
Alexandre Trottier
Hailing from the frigid tundras of Canada, Alex plays video games not only to entertain himself, but also as a source of warmth to get him through the winter. Some of his favorite games of all time include Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door, Portal 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.

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