February 14, 2008
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES CHESSMASTER:
THE ART OF LEARNING NOW AVALABLE
Today, Ubisoft announced that
Chessmaster®: The Art of Learning for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system is
in stores. In both games, Josh Waitzkin, International Master and eight-time
National Chess Champion, coaches players to grasp the basic fundamentals of
chess and to master the game through exciting courses and tutorials taken
directly from his groundbreaking book, The Art of Learning (Free Press).
Key features include:
Guidance from champion Josh
Waitzkin: Using the basics from his book, Josh puts players in his shoes
during some of the most riveting moments of his career, walks them through the
classics, and introduces beginners to the fundamentals of the game, all the
while providing revealing commentary about the road to mastery.
Single/Multiplayer modes: Compete
against 24 advanced AI characters (ranging from easy to hard) or challenge
real players via wireless.
New chess variants: Discover new
ways to play chess, with original mini-games and variants – Dark Chess, Losing
Chess and Extinction Chess.
Chessmaster: The Art of Learning for
the PSP system is rated "E” for Everyone by the ESRB and has a MSRP of $29.99.