Ripstone to Release Pure Chess on PS3 & PS Vita

LIVERPOOL, UK. Ripstone have announced the upcoming release of their first game Pure Chess, which will be available on the US PlayStation®Network from the 29 th May 2012.

Pure Chess® is the first title to be published by Ripstone and aims to reflect the beauty and depth of the widely respected game. Chess is one of the world’s most played, popular and recognized games and to reflect this, Pure Chess® was developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. The title aims to appeal to a wide audience with various tutorials to allow beginners to take part, improve their chess skills and become a Grandmaster in their own right. Pure Chess® is a classic strategy board game which is brought to life with stunning graphics and a series of interactive game modes.

Pure Chess® will be the first available chess game for the PlayStation®Network, and will enable players to experience the popular and compelling game on their PlayStation®3 or PS Vita. The US release date ties in with the FIDE World Chess Championship Match currently taking place in Russia.

Are you a Grandmaster in the making?

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


Notes to Editor

PlayStation®3 and PlayStation® Vita versions of the game must be purchased separately.


Ripstone is an independent UK based videogames publisher specializing 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.

Leveraging over 50 years of market expertise and knowledge, Ripstone relies on a publishing strategy of original IP’s and unique licenses to create innovative videogame experiences for digital downloadable consoles. Ripstone publish an eclectic mix of games providing the perfect partner for independent developers who want their product delivered to a worldwide audience in digital form.

The Ripstone 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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