Chessmaster announced for PS2
Ubi Soft announced today that it will be releasing Chessmaster for the PlayStation 2, a completely functional Sony-Online title for March of next year. The game will include all of the capabilities made famous in the Chessmaster series, along with new features and controls added directly designed to take advantage of the PS2's capabilities. One cool element that has been added is a number of 3D chess sets, including an animated chess battlefield where orcs, elves, and knights take the place of ordinary pieces.
"Chessmaster for the PlayStation 2 is an invitation for console gamers to experience the thrill of chess as they build their skills and unleash the chessmaster within," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "With Chessmaster, you can play by yourself against personalities of all strengths, from beginners to grandmasters, or you can connect via Sony Online to find a willing and worthy human opponent anytime."
12/9/2002 Matt Stensrud