After appearing in a teaser trailer for upcoming Wii U eShop titles, two new independent games from indie publisher Ripstone have officially been announced for European release. The games are set to launch in late 2013/early 2014. Pure Chess, coming to the 3DS eShop in addition to the Wii U’s, is a visually stunning chess game developed with the assistance of a chess grandmaster. Knytt Underground, arriving on Wii U, is a shadowy 2D puzzle-based platformer created by Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren, the brains behind 3DS eShop favorite, NightSky.
The two titles join Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, which now has a European release date of August 22nd, as the latest confirmed titles from Nintendo’s recent eShop trailer. Phil Gaskell, Ripstone co-founder, had the following to say about his company’s two games:
“We’re committed to helping developers bring their games to as many digital channels as possible and this announcement demonstrates that commitment. We think Nintendo gamers are going to love spending hours exploring the world of Knytt Underground and will be blown away by the visual quality of Pure Chess, and we hope to announce more games for eShop in the future.”