Pure Chess®

System: Wii U Release date: 20/03/2014
Pure Chess®
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Whether you’re a grandmaster or an absolute beginner, chess can be played at any level. Cue Pure Chess®, available to download from Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Sticking to the classic formula, the game layers on essential ingredients for the modern age, the visuals rendered in glorious high-definition. Featuring the archetypal Staunton set, as well as Williams and Chequers variants, such is the graphical sheen, you might find yourself reaching for the board on occasion. The environments are equally magnificent, with opulent locales such as a museum, penthouse and library. And should you fancy a change of scene, luxurious new sets are available to buy and download, like the Roman military or the park animals collection, as well as new settings, such as a temple or forest.

Of course, the game is what’s important and Pure Chess® is a friend to both tenderfoots and champions. There are three tournament modes and a hundred bonus puzzles to test the grey matter, including half-played set-ups that require checkmate within a certain number of moves. Assuming you’re not the next Garry Kasparov – or Deep Blue! – you’ll be thankful for step-by-step tutorials that start with elementary steps, before progressing to intermediate and advanced game tactics.

Competing with a computer is one thing but the supreme challenge is besting a human opponent, and Pure Chess® has all the angles covered. Not only can you go head-to-head with other Wii U gamers but you can play against Nintendo 3DS users, too. Break off between turns or wait while your opponent makes a move for a ‘live’ feel. Moreover, you can play up to six games simultaneously, dipping in and out of each at your leisure – certainly, some matches will require the long game, where the inspiration for winning move might strike at the most unlikely time. You can also use off-TV play, perfect for mulling over those crucial moves without the pressure of an audience.

Elsewhere, the leaderboards keep track of tournament progress and your ELO rating, the official method for calculating your skill, relative to other players. The higher the rating, the greater your potential game but the more you risk losing, should you fall to a lower-level player.

With a set of moves co-ordinated for newcomers and aficionados alike, Pure Chess® is the one to check.

  • Play chess with beautifully-rendered pieces in stunning, high-definition environments
  • Go head-to-head with up to six players in real time on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS
  • Learn new tactics and strategies through expansive tutorials

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This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

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After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

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Categories

Board Game, Simulation, Strategy

Multiplayer mode

Alternating

Players

1 - 2

Publisher

Ripstone Ltd.

Developer

Voofoo Studios Ltd.

Age rating

  • 3
  • Online Game

Wii U download software

System

Wii U (European version)

Release date

20/03/2014

Age rating

3

Controller

  • Wii U GamePad,
  • Wii U Pro Controller

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian

Download size

439.52 MB