Pure Chess heads to PS4 April 15 (update)

Pure Chess is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 15 in the U.S. and April 16 in Europe, publisher Ripstone Games announced.

The game features worldwide leaderboards, full HD 1080p and 100 bonus chess puzzles. It also offers basic, intermediate and advanced chess technique tutorials. Players can select from Staunton, Checker and Williams chess sets and museum, penthouse and library locations. You can view PS4 footage of the VooFoo Studios-developed title in the video below.

Pure Chess launched on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on March 20 with a cross-platform play feature, allowing users to play against friends on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, PS3, PS Vita and Android devices. Ripstone creative director Phil Gaskell said in October that Nintendo agreed to allow cross-platform multiplayer in the chess title, letting Nintendo platform users compete with friends on a different console.

"...They said, 'Yep, no problem. You can have other console players playing against Wii U players. You can have smartphone players play against them. No problem,'" Gaskell told Eurogamer at the time. "We're still talking to Sony about them relaxing their policies, but we don't think they'll have any issue with it. So when we launch Pure Chess, you'll be able to play against Wii U, 3DS, iOS and Android players. And when we patch PlayStation, those consoles will be added to the mix as well."

Update: Pure Chess will cost $7.99 in North America, although a $14.99 Complete Bundle with all the DLC will be available as well, according to the PlayStation Blog.

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