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, the first official snooker game in a generation cues up a Nintendo Switch release on August 23rd
August 13th 2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom - Ripstone Games, in collaboration with Lab42 and World Snooker, today announced that Snooker 19 will launch on the eShop for Nintendo Switch on August 23rd, priced at £29.99/$/€34.99. Snooker 19 is available for digital pre-order on the eShop now.
Developed by Leamington Spa based Lab42, Snooker 19 features 128 of the world’s top players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui as they take to the table at iconic venues including The Crucible and Alexandra Palace in countries across the world including China, and Germany. As the most in-depth simulation of snooker ever, players compete in every major tournament culminating with the World Championship in Sheffield, either in the robust single-player mode, local or online multiplayer options.
Snooker 19 features a full TV-style presentation, alongside evocative visual details of the players, arenas and equipment. Player likenesses have been meticulously created using 3D facial scanning technology while the subtle yet detailed wood grain of the cues and tables is rendered impeccably. With the glare of the spotlights reflecting accurately off the polished balls, Snooker 19 sets a new visual standard for the snooker video game. Players can soak up its atmosphere while the advanced physics and AI engines ensure the action remains tense, thrilling, and most importantly, true to real life.
“We’re excited to announce that Snooker 19 is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 23rd and is available to pre-order right now through the Nintendo eShop and at select UK retailers.” said Justin Forrest of Lab42, Game Director of Snooker 19. “With access to all the pro players, arenas and official tournaments, it’s a dream to be bringing the most authentic snooker game to date to Nintendo Switch; a platform that myself and the team here at Lab42 absolutely love.”
"The Nintendo Switch version of Snooker 19 is the perfect mix of authenticity and convenience; bringing together an impeccable true to life snooker experience with the ability to play when or wherever you like.” said Hollie Pattison, PR & Marketing Manager at Ripstone. “Officially licensed by World Snooker and featuring an array of play styles including an in-depth career mode, local multiplayer matches supporting two Joy-Con controllers and online tournaments; Snooker 19 is the perfect fit for Nintendo Switch.”
Snooker 19 is also available digitally on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and Xbox One via the Xbox Store.
What the critics are saying:
Pocket Gamer - “Playing Snooker 19 just feels right"
Eurogamer - “Snooker 19 looks like the best snooker video game in a good long while.”
Kotaku UK - “Snooker 2019 plays like the real deal: a great-looking recreation with an interface that can be used quickly, and all the modes any pot-fancier could ask for.”
God is a Geek - “May very well be the game you’ve been waiting for.”
About World Snooker
World Snooker is the commercial entity responsible for the commercial exploitation and promotion of professional snooker events across the world and is the custodian of the sport’s commercial rights.
About Ripstone Games
Ripstone® is a global independent video games label founded in 2011 by game and film industry veterans. They fully fund the development, distribution and marketing of video games made by elite creative teams. They have financed and published 17 games across 45 SKUs, with global sales of over 10 million units.
Ripstone's back catalogue includes Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, Pure Pool, Pure Hold’em and Chess Ultra. At their home in Liverpool, England they also have a world-class internal development team, whose credits include Plague Inc, Chess Ultra and The Spectrum Retreat.
The whole company focuses on providing a total, personal support service for developers, empowering them to make the very best PC and console games, ensuring gamers know about them, then rewarding the teams for success. They are particularly noted for their outstanding ability to nurture new and small developers. www.ripstone.com
LAB42 is a videogame development studio based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa. A subsidiary of You42, Inc. and part of the Kiz Studios family Lab42 is an experienced video games and entertainment developer.
Lab42’s network works closely across three locations building original and licensed IP alongside collaborating with publishers and developers around the world on a wide variety of titles, shipping numerous flagship titles on PC and Nintendo Switch. www.lab42.games
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Snooker 19 © 2019 Ripstone Ltd. Developed by Lab42. "World Snooker" and the World Snooker logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of World Snooker Limited. All rights reserved.