Ripstone Games has released free and paid downloadable content for Chess Ultra, presenting players with the chance to add new chess sets and environments to the experience.
The Easter Island Chess Set is now available for free and introduces pieces inspired by the Moai of Easter Island in Polynesia, while the Pantheon Game Pack will see pieces based on Imperial Roman soldiers clash on a stone checkerboard. And then, the Imperial Chess Set has exquisitely crafted pieces studded with expensive jewels.
The Academy Game Pack will release next week and has pieces that take inspiration from the rarer sets made by talented Russian chess carvers in Kholmogory, and there are plans to release more DLC in 2018.
Easter Island Chess Set – Out Now – Free
The Easter Island chess set is inspired by the mysterious Moai of Easter Island, Polynesia. These head-like, monolithic chess pieces have been beautifully crafted, bringing the Moai not only to life – but to the chess board.
Pantheon Game Pack – Out Now – £4.99 / €5.99 / $5.99
Drawing inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome, this pack features a stunningly detailed temple where Imperial Roman soldiers clash on a stone checkerboard. This pack contains both a chess set and an environment; these can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in the game.
Imperial Chess Set – Out Now – £7.99 / €9.99 / $9.99
Bring a touch of luxury to the board with the Imperial chess set for Chess Ultra. Handcrafted and embellished with jewels fit for a King, this set radiates elegance and is adorned with the finest gemstones.
Academy Game Pack – Out February 1st – £4.99 / €5.99 / $5.99
This pack is a tribute to the long and noble chess playing tradition in Russia that has produced some of the greatest players of all time. The beautiful but simple chess pieces are inspired by one of the rarer sets made in the town of Kholmogory, famous for its talented Russian chess carvers. The location is inspired by the academies that produce so many great players and host elite tournaments. The Academy Game Pack contains a chess set and an environment which can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in the game.