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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

11 th 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): 20 th 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 20 th March 2014 to buy the game for £4.99 / €5.99 / $7.99

Will you be the next Grandmaster?