Ubisoft Announces Chess Instruction Games
Learn how to play chess, or people will laugh at you.
by Ryan Geddes
August 10, 2007 - Two chess instruction games are on the way from Ubisoft - a portable version for the Nintendo DS as well as a PC version.
Chessmaster: The Art of Learning for the DS and Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition for the PC are scheduled for an October release.
Both games feature Josh Waitzkin, International Master and eight-time National Chess Champion, who teaches the fundamentals of the game and walks players through chess courses and tutorials.
The DS version will include multiplayer wireless modes and six original minigames, including the mildly disturbing-sounding "Fork My Fruit."
Players will also have access to 900 of the world's most important chess games, which are analyzed to help players improve their tactics.