Everyone

Introducing the most breathtaking chess game ever made.

Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI to offer the ultimate chess experience.

Explore an array of intricately crafted environments and choose from a selection of iconic chess sets designed with both the modern and traditional chess player in mind.

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran of the great game, Chess Ultra has something to offer for players of all ages and ability.

Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments

10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels

Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system

Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, available online

Cross-platform online play and leaderboards

Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments

Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles

Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches

In-depth tutorials to help improve your game

Chess has never looked this good!

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Release date:
Nov 02, 2017
Players:
up to 2 players
Genre:
Board Game, Strategy, Simulation, Puzzle
Publisher:
Ripstone Publishing
Developer:
Ripstone Publishing
Game file size:
2.9 GB
Supported Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:
Everyone
In-App Purchases

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:

Individual DLC

Chess Ultra: Santa Monica Game Pack

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Take a trip to one of the most popular beaches in the world and experience everything Santa Monica chess park has to offer. Get ready to challenge your opponent under blue skies and swaying palm trees.

The Santa Monica Game Pack includes a contemporary chess set that has been given a new lease of life. Inspired by the popular skate scene on the California coast, each individual piece in the Skate chess set has been fashioned from recycled skateboard parts.

Meticulously hand-carved and available with two different finishes; painted or polished, the Skate chess set brings forgotten skateboards of the past back to life.

This pack contains a chess set & an environment. These can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Nette Robinson Art Chess

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Presenting the Nette Robinson ‘St Basil’s Cathedral’ Art Chess set; specially commissioned by Purling London and now available in the virtual world of Chess Ultra.

Created by chess player and artist Nette Robinson, this exquisite chess set was inspired by the striking architecture of two Russian landmarks. The light pieces are based on Moscow’s domed cathedral; Christ the Saviour, whilst the dark pieces represent the patterns and colours of St Basil’s Cathedral.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Pilling Art Chess

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Presenting the Olivia Pilling Art Chess set; specially commissioned by Purling London and now available in the virtual world of Chess Ultra.

Created by Northern-England based artist Olivia Pilling, each traditional Staunton piece in this set has been given a contemporary make-over with a rich colour palette and abstract design. Inspired by Russian folk art, the Olivia Pilling Art Chess set is incredibly stylish and guaranteed to make a statement on the chess board.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Mr. Jiver Art Chess

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Presenting the Mr. Jiver Art Chess set; specially commissioned by Purling London and now available in the virtual world of Chess Ultra.

Created by London based street artist Mr. Jiver, this Art Chess set features a distinctive graffiti style painted across each luxury Staunton piece. With a unique combination of vivid colours and masterful spray work, The Mr. Jiver Art Chess set is truly one of a kind.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Bold Chess

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Presenting the Purling London Bold Chess set; hand selected from a collection of exclusive sets crafted by the critically acclaimed team at Purling London.

The vibrant hand-carved Staunton pieces unite classic with contemporary and bring a colourful twist to the chess board. Each luxury hardwood piece has been finished with a deep, glossy lacquer and branded with leather felt, making the Bold Chess set a timeless beauty to be treasured.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra: Isle of Lewis chess set

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Inspired by the Isle of Lewis chess set, this download pack for Chess Ultra contains an incredibly detailed set of chess pieces made from walrus ivory (virtual, of course!).

The Lewis chessmen are thought to be among the oldest chess pieces ever found. They were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland which is where their name is derived. Experts estimate they were made in the 12th century, somewhere between 1150 and 1200, in Norway or Iceland.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra: Academy game pack

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The Academy Game Pack is a tribute to the long and noble chess playing tradition in Russia that has produced some of the greatest players of all time, and literally thousands of Grandmasters. Russia is synonymous with chess, it is deeply embedded in Russian culture, and has been in their DNA since first arriving from the Middle East in the 9th century.

The beautiful but simple chess pieces are inspired by one of the rarer sets made in the town of Kholmogory, famous for its talented Russian chess carvers. The location is inspired by the academies that produce so many great players and host elite tournaments.

Follow in the footsteps of the Russian Grandmasters that played in the halls of the academy and immerse yourself in Chess Ultra.

This pack contains a chess set & an environment. These can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in game.

Chess Ultra: Imperial chess set

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Bring a touch of luxury to the board with the Imperial chess set for Chess Ultra.

Hand crafted and embellished with jewels fit for a King, the Imperial pack contains two exclusive chessmen designs. The Ruby and Emerald set radiates elegance with polished gold adorned with the finest gemstones, whilst the Platinum and Onyx set provides a striking contrast with stylish gunmetal pieces and elegant stones to match.

Make a statement with this exquisite chess set for Chess Ultra.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra: Easter Island chess set

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The Easter Island chess set is inspired by the mysterious Moai of Easter Island, Polynesia.

These head-like, monolithic chess pieces have been beautifully crafted, bringing the Moai not only to life - but to the chess board.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra: Pantheon Game Pack

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This pack features a Roman temple where Imperial Roman soldiers clash on a stone checkerboard.

Chess is a battle, and what better chess pieces to do battle with than the Imperial Roman army!

Set in a truly epic Roman temple, the chess pieces are equally heroic. Gladiators and centurions stand shoulder-to-shoulder with scholars, and even Julius Caesar himself!

This game pack perfectly suits a closely fought battle of wits!

This pack contains a chess set & an environment. These can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in game.