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Chess Ultra X Purling London Collection – Out Now


03rd April

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the critically acclaimed team at Purling London to bring several of their bespoke, hand-painted chess sets to the virtual world of Chess Ultra.

These sets are available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and VR, priced at £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.

Grandmaster Approved

Purling’s one-off, hand-painted Art Chess sets are widely admired throughout the world, being described as “Exquisite” by The Telegraph; and “Luscious” by Forbes Life. The Chess Ultra X Purling London collection provides Grandmaster quality chess sets to fit everyone’s budget. Through the collaboration, Chess Ultra fans can now own one of these stunning sets for a fraction of the price. The development team at Ripstone have modelled the Purling London chess sets in stunning 4K detail to closely match the real physical Art Chess sets worth thousands of dollars.

Celebrated international contemporary artists have used the traditional Staunton chess set as an unconventional “canvas” upon which they have created one-of-a-kind, hand-painted works. Purling names this line of their collection “Art Chess” as they create a diverse line artistic gaming sets. Four of these sets will be available in Chess Ultra.

World Chess Hall of Fame

You can see all four bespoke chess sets below and we hope you enjoy playing with them as much as we enjoyed bringing them to life in Chess Ultra. Each chess set will also be playable at a new exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) in St Louis, Missouri from 12th April until 16th September 2018. Visitors can play against each other in Virtual Reality and can compare the real life Purling Art Chess sets to the intricately re-modelled versions in Chess Ultra.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Bold Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Bold Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Nette Robinson Art Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Nette Robinson Art Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Mr. Jiver Art Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Mr. Jiver Art Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Pilling Art Chess

Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Pilling Art Chess


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