MIDLOTHIAN, VA — May 27, 2010 – Leading videogame publisher, SouthPeak Games, today announced it will publish Battle Vs Chess - a dramatic evolution of the timeless strategy board game - on consoles, Windows PC, Mac and handhelds this Fall in the United States, Canada, South America and the UK.
Developed by TopWare Interactive and Gaijin Entertainment, Battle Vs Chess aims to bring the classic tabletop game into the modern age, without removing the essential qualities that have made it popular for centuries. Familiar chess pieces are brought to life as richly detailed 3D models, with players seeing the spectacular results of their actions in their quest for domination of the board.
The traditional white and black armies have evolved into an army of light with their brave knights in shining armor, pitted against the wicked dark army of demons and beastly golems. Each piece is intricately animated and as players move them around the board they spring into life, ready to wage war. If a square is occupied by an enemy unit, they enter into a brutal clash that sees the foe removed from the board in bloody combat.
Another evolutionary element Battle vs. Chess brings to the arena is the addition of the optional Action Mode. If selected, instead of entering a scripted animation when attacking, players challenge their opponent in a beat-‘em-up style encounter. Using a variety of weapons, fighting techniques and combos, players must best their opponent in a fast-paced flurry of blows and special moves –adding a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘checkmate’.
Battle Vs Chess is set for release this fall on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, Mac, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
About SouthPeak Interactive Corporation
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, iPhone and Windows PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role-playing, strategy, racing, puzzle, sports and edutainment. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, South and Central America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.
For additional information, please visit SouthPeak’s corporate website: www.southpeakgames.com
About TopWare Interactive
TopWare Interactive, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, is an international interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1991, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software on most current gen gaming platforms including Windows PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 system and Wii. A privately held company, TopWare is the first German based company appointed as a licensed worldwide publisher for both Microsoft and Sony for their respective platforms, and has additional offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Petaluma, California.
TopWare's catalogue of games includes role playing, action/adventure, strategy, racing, and simulation genres. "Jagged Alliance 2", "Earth 2160", and "Two Worlds" are just a few examples of titles that have emerged from franchises created by in-house developer Reality Pump.
For additional information, please visit TopWare's website: www.topware.com
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