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New Snooker 19 Challenge Pack DLC Invites Players to Test Their Skills
50 skill-based challenges coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox Oneand Nintendo Switch
December 10th 2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom - Ripstone Games, in collaboration with World Snooker and Lab42, are bringing a brand new experience to Snooker 19 with the release of Challenge Pack DLC on 12th December. The Challenge Pack will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this week for £6.99 / €7.99, and will arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
The Challenge Pack DLC invites everyone to take their best shot and become a better player in a brand new game mode for Snooker 19, adding hours of additional gameplay opportunities. Featuring 50 unique challenges to test skills across positioning, break building, escapes, trick-shot potting puzzles and more, this is the ultimate challenge for any snooker fan.
Challenges are split across two classes; Basic Skills and Advanced Skills, and can be played using a selection of different Aiming Aid difficulties to cater for varying levels of player ability. Master every event and complete all challenge requirements to unlock 26 stylish snooker cue rewards and 5 new trophies/achievements exclusive to the Challenge Pack. Players can choose from this selection of bespoke cues for use in online matches and tournaments, to demonstrate that they are a master of the sport.
As the official World Snooker video game, Snooker 19 features 128 of the world’s top snooker players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and Ding Junhui as they take to the table at iconic venues across the world. The Challenge Pack DLC adds further depth to this experience with a focus on providing training tools to assist players of Snooker 19 to improve their play-style, whilst at the same time adding new skills to their repertoire. The recent addition of a Practice Table, coupled with the Basic and Advanced Skill challenges, creates a solid foundation for any player looking to improve their game.
"Since the launch of Snooker 19 earlier this year we have been blown away by the support of the snooker community,” said Hollie Pattison of Ripstone.
"Their desire to continue improving their skillset within the game has inspired us to keep finding new ways to deliver on our promise of making the ultimate snooker simulation, and the release of the Challenge Pack takes this one step further. Everyone loves a trick shot and as big snooker fans ourselves, we can’t wait to share the challenge with our players.”
Leveraging the visual feature set of Unreal Engine 4, Snooker 19 sets a new visual standard for snooker video games. Lab42 have created a custom advanced physics engine, designed from the ground up to deliver the most true to life snooker experience to date.
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.”
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 game 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
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.