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Ripstone, Lab42 and World Snooker Announce ‘Snooker 19’

The first official snooker game in a generation comes to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2019

October 17th, Liverpool, United Kingdom – Ripstone Games is proud to announce that it’s teamed up with developer Lab42 and World Snooker, to release the officially licensed  ‘Snooker 19’ in 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Developed by Leamington based Lab42, Snooker 19 will feature 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 and in countries across the world including China and Germany. Players will be able to compete in every major tournament culminating with the World Championship in Sheffield. Snooker 19 will be the first officially licensed game to be published across all current generation consoles as well as PC.

“To be able to pick up and controller and play in the tournaments that make or break careers against anyone in the world, will be an incredible experience,” said former World Champion Shaun Murphy. “I can’t wait for the chance to try the game out, I’m sure it will make for a truly immersive experience.”

Snooker 19 will  deliver the most authentic, realistic, and best-looking snooker game ever made with multiplayer modes, a single player career mode linked to real tournaments and compelling TV style presentation.

“As a sport, snooker has gone from strength to strength in the past decade and, at the same time, sports gaming has revolutionised,” said Lewis Ward of World Snooker “This is what makes working with Ripstone and Lab42 so exciting; seeing them create a state-of-the-art game that will deliver the most authentic snooker experience ever.”

Snooker 19 will be published on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch in 2019.

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 ManPure 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 IncChess 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

Snooker 19 © 2019 Ripstone Ltd. Developed by Lab42. “World Snooker” and the World Snooker logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of World Snooker Limited. All rights reserved.