Fritz ChessChampionship Chess (Supercharged Chess with Stunning 3D Graphics!)Topware has released new screenshots from their upcoming game Battle vs Chess, developed by Zuxxez Entertainment.
Battle vs Chess is a new PC chess game combining classic Chess with 3D animated boards and pieces, online play, and all the modern features we've come to expect from PC games.
If you were gaming on PCs during the Dark Ages, you may remember a very similar game called Battle Chess, released in various iterations by Interplay in the late 1980's and early 90's for Amiga and Apple computers.
Topware plans to take the basic concept—Chess with animated pieces and various 'kill animations'—and bring it into the 21st century with a powerful Chess engine called 'Fritz'. The game will also feature unlockable content, online multiplayer play, and special game modes. (You'll get whole new, modern, and attractive ways of getting your butt kicked at Chess by the computer or some clown on the Internet who can type LOLZ NOOB at you.)
Battle vs Chess will be released for PC, Mac, and "next-gen consoles and handhelds". The game is set to release August 2010 (delayed from its previously announced May 2010).