15. 10.12: VooFoo Studios and Ripstone are pleased to announce the release of a free chess set for Pure Chess along with the official soundtrack launch and latest patch for the game; all coming to the PlayStation® Network in Europe and the US this week.

Created by independent games developers, VooFoo Studios and developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster Pure Chess, which was released earlier this year, is a classic strategy board game with a series of interactive game modes, various tutorials and stunning graphics, allowing anyone from beginners to International Masters looking to move up a rank the chance to take part and develop their skills.

The latest DLC named “Battalion” is available to download for free for both PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita. The name of the new set was picked by Twitter competition winner Adam Richards, who was selected from thousands of entrants across the world.

The launch of the new content coincides with the release of the official soundtrack. Pure Chess enthusiasts can now listen to the beautifully calming sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Satie to relax your mind and keep your head in the game, for just £3.99.

The patch has improved gameplay and added the ability to challenge a player from a ranking board to a game of play by mail.

Pure Chess is available to download from the Playstation®Network and was the first available chess game for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita.

For more information, take a look at the Pure Chess website:


About VooFoo

VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo's first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation®3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation®Vita, and the visually stunning Pure Chess on both platforms.

For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at

About Ripstone

Ripstone is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.

Founded in 2011 by two experienced Sony Computer Entertainment producers and the two founders of Optimum Releasing, the company has created a unique business model from which to launch a series of video games by partnering with elite games development teams throughout Europe.

Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust: founded with the knowledge that games are evolving at an ever increasing speed, and that what is a niche market today could easily become tomorrow’s key business opportunity.

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