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It's a battle... No! It's Chess... No! It's Battle Vs. Chess Box art and release date

Posted by: Ben Berry at 9/1/2010 8:47 PM
Dear Internetz,

I write to you with much sadnass to infirm you that His Highness The Royal Bimbootoo of Cambernazialia has been struck down with a case of severe ethiopian equine ecephalitis and chicken pox. He had no offspring as his wife was sadly rendered barren in a barnyard accident involving two foxes and a moose. As he had no children, his only true joy in life came from the game of chess. Upon his passing, he decreed that his life savings, a considerable sum of 42,000,000,000,321 Pesodenaros would be distributed to those who shared his passion for chess. Because of special rules passed by the recently appointed president-in-waiting-temporary-housekeeper-of-the-house-of-commons-lavatory, we require that you look at the boxart for Battle Vs. Chess before putting in your claim for the Royal Bimbootoo's fortune, which he will be most happy for you to have on or after September 28th, 2010 so you can spend some of it on Battle Vs. Chess.



MIDLOTHIAN, VA — August 31, 2010 – Leading videogame publisher, SouthPeak Games, today announced that its inventive strategy game Battle vs. Chess will ship to retailers on September 28, 2010.  Developed by TopWare Interactive and Gaijin Entertainment, Battle vs. Chess redefines what chess is and can be. Although the ‘classic’ game of chess remains at the core of the game, players will experience not only the pieces on the board coming to life through fantastic animation in a battle between darkness and light, but also innovative new game modes, puzzles and story-driven campaigns. These twists offer players a range of challenges delivering a strategy game experience like no other. 
 
Battle vs. Chess includes new variations in piece placement such as ‘Madness Placement’ where pieces are randomly placed all across the board and ‘Tactical Placement’ in which pieces are manually placed by the player pre-game, only becoming visible to the opponent once the game starts. Battle vs. Chess also includes over 50 puzzles and scenarios which can be found in a full-featured Campaign Mode and a bonus Puzzle Mode.  Finally, Battle vs. Chess includes several modes which challenge players to throw the traditional strategies of the game out the window and defeat one another in full-on head to head battles in ‘Slasher’ and ‘Duel’ modes.
 
“Chess is one of the oldest competitive games in the world and has a huge global fan-base. Battle vs. Chess breathes new life and new game-play into a game that has thrilled millions of players over the years,” said SouthPeak Product Manager Jonathan Rosales, “with the innovations thatBattle vs. Chess brings to the table, a full-fledged tutorial system for new players and the utilization of both the Fritz 11 chess engine and a corresponding real-world ranking system, Battle vs. Chess is sure to give gamers of all ages and experience new and original challenges.”
 
Battle vs. Chess is set to ship to retailers on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC on September 28, 2010.  It is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and comes with a suggested retail price of $39.99 for consoles and $19.99 for Windows PC.