chess knights shinobi

In recent weeks and months the QUByte team have seen fit to deliver a number of chess-but-not-chess games to market, allowing players to add a few little puzzling elements to the usually staid chess experience. Well, they are doing the same again today with the release of Chess Knights: Shinobi on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch – are you ready to embrace your inner ninja?

Available right now from the usual stores for Xbox, PlayStation and Switch players to purchase and download, Chess Knights: Shinobi is the latest in the ever increasingly long line of Chess Knights titles to bring a new type of test to gamers. 

Priced at a stupidly low £3.29, Shinobi follows in the footsteps of both Knight’s Retreat and Chess Knights: Viking Lands to provide a new test of the mind as you oversee a chess board like no other. You see, in Chess Knights: Shinobi you’ll be left to utilise the power of the Knight, working your way across and through the board until you free other pieces, before heading back to the safe zone without being captured. 

It’s obviously the unique movement and nature of the Knight which allows this to play out as it does – I mean, it would be a bit rubbish if we were flying around with a Queen – and so if you like your chess but wish to mix things up a bit, this should well be worth a consideration. 

Features include:

  • – All pieces move like in a chess game. You play as a Shinobi Knight who needs to move stealthy through a game board full of Samurai enemies;
  • – 50 hand-crafted levels with increasing complexity (+ 10 secret “surreal” levels. Can you find them?).
  • – Originally composed soundtracks;
  • – A chess game without any chess. This is an original game concept for chess lovers and newcomers alike (you do not need to know any chess to play it).
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It’s extremely cheap too, and that certainly helps sell any game. 

If you’re sold, get yourself over to the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store or the Nintendo eShop and grab a download right now. If you need to know more, hold tight for our upcoming full review. 

Game Description:

Become a Ninja in feudal Japan and prove your skills in the art of infiltration, sabotage and assassination. Chess Knights: Shinobi is an original turn-based puzzle game inspired by Chess.

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