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Brian Fargo reveals Battle Chess 3 prototype

Camera movement and voice acting part of concept born in the early 90s.

  • Text: Bengt Lemne
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Battle Chess developer Brian Fargo released a never-before-seen prototype video for Battle Chess 3 on his Twitter yesterday. In the video a 3D cutscene plays out signifying a battle between a Bishop and a Pawn, presumably it was meant to take place whenever you took another players piece (perhaps it would get a bit tedious with time). It's a fun little snippet and provides insight into what could have been a popular sequel that was never fully developed.

"In the late 90's I started to spec a Battle Chess 3 with camera movement & voice acting. This has never been seen," wrote Fargo.

Battle Chess was first released in 1988 by Interplay with Brian Fargo serving as producer. A remake called Battle Chess: Game of Kings was released on Steam in recent years and just exited Early Access, but has been met with largely negative reviews.

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