Battle vs. Chess

PC, XB360, WII, DS, PS3, PSP / Strategy / Release: Sep 28, 2010 / ESRB: T


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Daily Filter: September 10, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new content for Swarm, Battle vs. Chess, The Lord of the Rings Online, The Haunted: Hells Reach, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, Blade Kitten, Company of Heroes Online, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Knights in Shining Armor: Our King's Tale Episode One. Read more »

"Those guys who got to participate in the Lord of the Rings movies have such a legacy. Cool for ..."
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Games for Windows Live Marketplace Adds New Titles, Puts Old Prince of Persias on Sale

The "Games on Demand" section of Microsoft's digital distribution platform Games for Windows Live "will soon be the home of day-and-date game releases from the industry's biggest names," the company declared today.

Alongside the day-and-date releases, which kicked off today with Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PC, the company will be adding more games to the online catalog, including those that don't utilize Games for Windows Live functionality. Read more »

"I'll buy into this GfWL content if they make a GoW 2 Exclusive for the PC on it. That would ..."
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Weekend Confirmed Episode 10

Killzone 3 had its first showing and Garnett got to play it along with this week's guest, former 1UP Yours man on the wheels of steel Andrew Pfister from Brian continues to love Red Dead Redemption while Jeff spent his week with Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands and that's only part of what's in Whatcha' Been Playin? Something new has been added before the Warning in the third segment with audience comments from last week's show. Up this time, response to the discussion of maturity in games. Brian wraps the show up on a roll with a Front Page filled with everything from the departure of two big Microsoft Entertainment division execs to rumors of a $149 price for the Xbox 360 motion sensing add-on, Natal.

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"Oh, and as I had mentioned ICO before, I'm also looking forward to The Last Guardian, which ..."
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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Trailer Details Uplay Unlockables, Assassin's Creed Cameo

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands marks the latest effort to use Ubisoft's cross-platform Uplay achievement and reward system on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

To help explain the concept and detail some of the unlockables, including the Ezio costume from Assassin's Creed II, the company's put out a new trailer:

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"It was flashing press start button for so long I actually started looking for a start button."
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Prince of Persia Trailer Stars Forgotten Evil

The latest entry in the acrobatic action-adventure series Prince of Persia heads out to retailers this week--a theatrical film based on the franchise, though not this particular entry, follows May 28--so maker Ubisoft has released a new trailer to celebrate.

Dubbed "The Forgotten Sands" and set between the events of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Prince of Peria: Warrior Within," the game is due on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and Wii come May 18 in North America / May 21 in Europe. Read more »

"Anyone else think the dialogue and voices in that trailer were really lame?"
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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Trailer Shows Elemental Acrobatics

A new Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands trailer shows off the Prince's ability to use elemental powers to help him leap, swing and wall-run through the exotic environments.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is due to hit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii DS and PSP on May 18. Retailer listings indicate that the PC version will follow in early June. Read more »

"i barely even touched the last prince game.. big freaking snooze-fest.. but this one actually ..."
- techx4    See all 5 comments

Prince of Persia Trailer Offers Forgotten Intro

A snazzy piece of computer-generation footage serves as the introduction to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 renditions of Prince of Perisa: The Forgotten Sands.

Due out May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe--just weeks before Disney's franchise-inspired Prince of Persia theatrical film--Ubisoft's acrobatic action-adventure is also coming to Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP, with the Wii edition specifically "made from the ground-up" for the platform and telling a different story than the others. Read more »

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Prince of Persia Wii Trailer Shows Forgotten Sands

Continuing its promotional build-up for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, publisher Ubisoft has issued forth a new trailer for the Wii version of the gritty action-adventure.

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"i hope this is the wii version and not the proper console version...."
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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Trailer Shows Swinging, Swordplay (Updated)

Update [6:40PM CDT - CF]: That goodie-packed Collector's Edition is only confirmed for Europe at the moment, Ubisoft tells Destructoid. "In the US, we will be making a similar announcement in the near future."

Original: A new Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands trailer from Ubisoft Montreal is crammed to the gills with gameplay from the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version. Read more »

"As long as the make a sequel to the 2008 PoP at some point, I'm happy."
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Prince of Perisa: Forgotten Sand Pre-Orders Get 'Exclusive Content' at GameStop

Those that pre-order Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands in PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 form via retailer GameStop will be rewarded with "exclusive content," publisher Ubisoft revealed in the form of a Facebook post noticed by Destructoid.

The exclusive mode, "Forgotten Arena," sees players of the acrobatic action-adventure battling waves of ever-increasing foes and regaining health between rounds. Those that pre-order the game online will receive the code needed to unlock the content in the form of an e-mail, those that pre-order in store should find that code printed on their receipt. Read more »

"Laaame. Woody-doo and arena with waves of enemies? Like the ones that come free in God of War ..."
- Thund3rball    See all 12 comments

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Wii Trailer Details Exclusive Features

Though the game will be released across all platforms, Price of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on the Wii will have "exclusive story-line, exclusive environments, exclusive mechanics" and is "made from the ground-up for the Nintendo Wii."

The following developer diary details these exclusive features.

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"Not high end graphics but acceptable for the wii. well, thats ovbious. But it looks a lot ..."
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Battle vs. Chess Announced

Looking to "breathe new life" into Chess, TopWare and Zuxxez today unveiled a "progressive title [aimed] at developing a unique fusion between vivid 3D environments & characters, professional chess software and upbeat combat visuals & mechanics."

The cleverly-named "Battle vs. Chess" is based upon ChessBase's "world renowned Fritz! chess algorithm software" and due out in May 2010 at an unknown price-point. Read more »

"I cant see many people spending more then $10 on a chess game... I would only buy it if it has ..."
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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Trailer Has Gameplay, Talking Developers

A "first-look gameplay video" of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands has arrived from Ubisoft, offering an in-game look at the impending acrobatic action-adventure.

According to Ubisoft, all versions of the game--PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP--are slated to hit on May 18, just before the film hits theaters. However, various retailers are still listing the PC version for a later release on June 1. Read more »

"Not interested in this game remotely. It's going to be a pander-fest to all the people who ..."
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Nintendo Confirms Dates, Unveils New Games with Latest Wii and DS Release Schedule

On top of revealing dates for Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M, Nintendo today also bolstered its existing lineup with a number of other impending releases.

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Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands Release Date, Additional Wii Details Revealed

Having vowed that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands would offer "a different gaming experience" than Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP, publisher Ubisoft today provided a few new details on the Wii action game.

In particular, the Wii version has been crafted "entirely from the ground up" by Ubisoft Quebec City and apparently "utilizes the full graphical capabilities of the Wii" in addition to "unique controls and capabilities" across its estimated fifteen hour run time. Read more »

"Oh good. Not often that devs bother to mention that they give a shit about the Wii. I hope they ..."
- Tawler    See all 6 comments

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