You may recall that Ben and I took a look at Chess 2 when it hit Ouya a while back. We were pretty big fans- it takes the classic strategy game played by kings and paupers alike, and turns it on its head with fresh new ideas that frankly just make the whole thing more interesting. Perhaps you read the article. Perhaps you then thought, “Too bad it’s on Ouya, so I’ll never play it.”
Well. Good news.
Zac Burns, the man behind studio Ludeme Games and the creators of the Ouya version of Chess 2, is bringing the game to Steam and iPad. Since the version Ben and I played, the graphics have been bumped up to 1080p, more music was added, and most notably Correspondence mode, which allows you to play asynchronously turn by turn. All of these updates will be part of the Steam and iPad versions from day one.
Chess 2 plays faster, with more options, variety, and action without sacrificing one iota of what makes chess great. We don’t have an exact release date for when it comes out, but when it does, it’s highly recommended. I know I’ll be grabbing it.