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Snooker 19 is out now on Nintendo Switch!

August 13th 2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom – Ripstone Games, in collaboration with Lab42 and World Snooker, today announced that Snooker 19 is now available for purchase digitally on the eShop for Nintendo Switch, priced at $34.99.

Snooker 19 Is the most realistic simulation of snooker ever seen. Players can choose to take their best shot as part of an in-depth single-player Career Mode, an array of local and online multiplayer modes or jump online to master every official tournament on the World Snooker calendar. With 128 of the world’s best players to choose from, including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui, every major tournament is represented in the lead up to the coveted World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield; the home of snooker in the UK.

Snooker 19 syncs in real-time with the live World Snooker calendar, inviting players to battle for their place on the leaderboard to redeem exclusive rewards that can be used to customise their pro player. The game also includes a variety of Aiming Aid options that cater to all skill levels; from Amateur right through to Master.

Developed by Lab42, based in Leamington Spa, Snooker 19 sets a new visual standard for snooker video games. The custom-built advanced physics and AI engine was created to deliver the most true to life snooker experience, and has received critical acclaim from the snooker community. Everything has been meticulously re-created in game; from the detailed wood grain of the STAR Xing Pai tables to the world-famous arenas including the Crucible and Alexandra Palace. Players can expect a full TV-style presentation with realistic player likenesses created using 3D facial scanning technology, commentary from the Eurosport team and every official tour sponsor included in-game.

“I’m extremely excited that Snooker 19 has launched for Nintendo Switch, which means the game is now available on all major platforms,” said Justin Forrest of Lab42, Game Director of Snooker 19. “Developing the first official snooker game in nearly a decade has been a dream come true and I am so proud of what the team here at Lab42 has managed to accomplish for their first snooker title.”

“The team here at Ripstone could not be more delighted to see Snooker 19 release on Nintendo Switch today. It has been a real passion project for everyone involved, which when coupled with the unprecedented access and support from the team at World Snooker, means that Snooker 19 brings the sport to life like never before,” said Hollie Pattison, PR & Marketing Manager at Ripstone. “Lab42 spent extra development time ensuring the Nintendo Switch version delivers the most authentic experience possible, in addition to the ability to play at home or on the go.”

Snooker 19 is also available digitally on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and Xbox One via the Xbox Store.

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Snooker 19 Comes to Nintendo Switch on August 23rd!

August 13th 2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom – Ripstone Games, in collaboration with Lab42 and World Snooker, today announced that Snooker 19 will launch on the eShop for Nintendo Switch on August 23rd, priced at £29.99/$/€34.99. Snooker 19 is available for digital pre-order on the eShop now.

Developed by Leamington Spa based Lab42, Snooker 19 features 128 of the world’s top players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui as they take to the table at iconic venues including The Crucible and Alexandra Palace in countries across the world including China, and Germany. As the most in-depth simulation of snooker ever, players compete in every major tournament culminating with the World Championship in Sheffield, either in the robust single-player mode, local or online multiplayer options.

Snooker 19 features a full TV-style presentation, alongside evocative visual details of the players, arenas and equipment. Player likenesses have been meticulously created using 3D facial scanning technology while the subtle yet detailed wood grain of the cues and tables is rendered impeccably. With the glare of the spotlights reflecting accurately off the polished balls, Snooker 19 sets a new visual standard for the snooker video game. Players can soak up its atmosphere while the advanced physics and AI engines ensure the action remains tense, thrilling, and most importantly, true to real life.

“We’re excited to announce that Snooker 19 is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 23rd and is available to pre-order right now through the Nintendo eShop and at select UK retailers.” said Justin Forrest of Lab42, Game Director of Snooker 19. “With access to all the pro players, arenas and official tournaments, it’s a dream to be bringing the most authentic snooker game to date to Nintendo Switch; a platform that myself and the team here at Lab42 absolutely love.”

“The Nintendo Switch version of Snooker 19 is the perfect mix of authenticity and convenience; bringing together an impeccable true to life snooker experience with the ability to play when or wherever you like.” said Hollie Pattison, PR & Marketing Manager at Ripstone. “Officially licensed by World Snooker and featuring an array of play styles including an in-depth career mode, local multiplayer matches supporting two Joy-Con controllers and online tournaments; Snooker 19 is the perfect fit for Nintendo Switch.”

Snooker 19 is also available digitally on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and Xbox One via the Xbox Store.

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Snooker 19, the Definitive Virtual Depiction of the Sport, Hits Nintendo Switch Later this Spring!

April 17th 2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom – Ripstone Games, in collaboration with Lab42 and World Snooker, have today released Snooker 19 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Snooker 19 is available for purchase on Steam, the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Games Store for $34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. A Nintendo Switch launch of Snooker 19is due later this Spring.

Snooker 19 features 128 of the world’s top players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui. Players can choose a seasoned pro or a rising star and progress through the ranks in the single player career mode, playing at meticulously detailed recreations of iconic venues such as The Crucible in Sheffield, The Tempodrom in Berlin and The Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Beijing. As they progress through their career, players will earn trophies to commemorate their victories and gear to customise their avatar.

Players can challenge their friends to matches locally or online, where they can also matchmake against regional and global opponents. For the biggest challenge of all, players can compete in global online tournaments, synced to their real world counterparts. Winning online tournaments will earn players highly stylised cosmetics such as new cues, waistcoats and bow ties, showing anyone competing against them that they are the king of the table. The first online tournament will be the Betfred World Snooker Championship, taking place at the legendary Crucible in Sheffield from April 20th – May 6th.

“Being big fans of snooker, we’re thrilled to finally bring Snooker 19 to the masses,” said Justin Forrest of Lab42, Game Director of Snooker 19. “This has been a big passion project of ours and the chance to work with World Snooker was a dream come true. We’re confident that we have created the definitive snooker experience, and hope you will agree when you try Snooker 19 yourself.”

Leveraging the visual feature set of Unreal Engine 4, Snooker 19 sets a new visual standard for the snooker video game. Lab42 have created a custom advanced physics engine, designed from the ground up to deliver the most true to life snooker experience and an AI engine designed specifically to emulate the way different pro players approach their shots and maneuver the cue ball around the table to continue their break.

“We want Snooker 19 to be the definitive video game snooker experience,” said Hollie Pattison of Ripstone. “Collaborating with World Snooker and the development team at Lab42 has been incredible, we’ve all pushed to create an authentic sports TV-style presentation in the game, completely transporting players into the professional snooker experience.”

About World Snooker

World Snooker is the commercial entity responsible for the commercial exploitation and promotion of professional snooker events across the world and is the custodian of the sport’s commercial rights.

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