Battle vs Chess video makes chess exciting?

Battle vs Chess promises to expand on regular chess in so many ways they’re almost uncountable. Aside from mixing up chess rules and injecting RPG elements, there are also puzzle games aplenty. Of course, none of that would matter if the game was boring to look at, and based on the latest trailer, it’s easy on the eyes for sure.

Things to note: a glimpse of a gorgeous series of floating islands overflowing with waterfalls, some beatdowns with serious flair (magic swords, bolts of energy, cascades of fire), and some majestic battlefields. We didn’t see any of the puzzle modes like the gem-collecting or the Bomberman mode, but then those aren’t as pretty to show in a video.

Sep 7, 2010


  • BadCompanyBrik - September 8, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    @D0CCON No doubt.
  • pin316 - September 8, 2010 2:58 p.m.

    Xcelsior1 - indeed I do, had the first one on an amiga 500....was quite a lot of fun with the random humour added into the game - some of the animations were hilarious :D same thoughts as a few other peeps - i'd be quite interested in picking this up as a downloadable arcade title perhaps, but there is no way this justifies being a full release...especially after seeing the quality of some of the games that have come out recently on xbl
  • Xcelsior1 - September 8, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Does anybody else remember the old PC Battle Chess 1 & 2? With the "vs" interjected in there, I feel the creators do. Hope this has a sense of humour like the old ones. Nothing like watching an enemies knight hopping around on one foot a la Monty Python before losing that one as well ...
  • darkmagshin - September 8, 2010 8:28 a.m.

    yeah, honestly i would probably get this if it was a psn title.
  • SwampRock - September 8, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    finally an attempt at making some chess game that looks at least aesthetically good.
  • thedez - September 7, 2010 11:24 p.m.

    Yeah, that should be downloadable
  • batsdom - September 7, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    omg they are really making it a full on game?!? I thought it was gonna be a dlc game!!!
  • WickedSid - September 7, 2010 10:58 p.m.

    Oh my, looks like we've taken one more step towards Holochess.
  • BlankBrush - September 7, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    i like it
  • D0CCON - September 7, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    The chess shown in the Halo Reach April Fools video is better.

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