Snooker 19, the first official snooker game in a generation, is out now on Nintendo Switch

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Ripstone Games, in collaboration with Lab42 and World Snooker, today announced that Snooker 19 is out now on the eShop for Nintendo Switch, priced at £29.99 / €34.99. Snooker 19 is also available to purchase physically on Nintendo Switch, for a suggested retail price of £34.99 from retailers including Amazon and GAME.   

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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. You can also purchase Snooker 19 physically on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from UK retailers for a suggested retail price of £29.99. 

What the critics are saying:

Pocket Gamer - “Playing Snooker 19 just feels right"

Eurogamer - “Snooker 19 looks like the best snooker video game in a good long while.”

Kotaku UK - “Snooker 2019 plays like the real deal: a great-looking recreation with an interface that can be used quickly, and all the modes any pot-fancier could ask for.”

God is a Geek - “May very well be the game you’ve been waiting for.”

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.

About Ripstone Games
Ripstone® is a global independent video games label founded in 2011 by game and film industry veterans. They fully fund the development, distribution and marketing of video games made by elite creative teams. They have financed and published 17 games across 45 SKUs, with global sales of over 10 million units.

Ripstone's back catalogue includes Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, Pure Pool, Pure Hold’em and Chess Ultra. At their home in Liverpool, England they also have a world-class internal development team, whose credits include Plague Inc, Chess Ultra and The Spectrum Retreat

The whole company focuses on providing a total, personal support service for developers, empowering them to make the very best PC and console games, ensuring gamers know about them, then rewarding the teams for success. They are particularly noted for their outstanding ability to nurture new and small developers. www.ripstone.com

About Lab42
LAB42 is a videogame development studio based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa.  A subsidiary of You42, Inc. and part of the Kiz Studios family Lab42 is an experienced video games and entertainment developer.

Lab42’s network works closely across three locations building original and licensed IP alongside collaborating with publishers and developers around the world on a wide variety of titles, shipping numerous flagship titles on PC and Nintendo Switch. www.lab42.games

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