Battle vs. Chess

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Battle vs. Chess
Developer(s) Targem Games
Zuxxez Entertainment
Publisher(s) TopWare Interactive
SouthPeak Games (US)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii
Release date(s) May 17, 2011
Genre(s) Board game
Mode(s) Single player, two player

Battle vs. Chess is a computer simulation game of chess developed by Targem Games and Zuxxez Entertainment and published by TopWare Interactive. It was released on May 17, 2011 for PC (Windows and Mac), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 and Wii in Europe.

The game was never released in the United States following a lawsuit by Interplay Entertainment for trademark infringement due to its similarity to their title Battle Chess. The case went to trial by jury in the summer of 2012.[1][2] The District Court of California came into session and given that after two years of litigation, TopWare Interactive discharged their lawyer, resulting in Interplay winning the case by default.[3] The settlement was agreed upon on November 15, 2012. Terms of the settlement were $200,000 plus interest.[4]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum system requirements[edit]

  • CPU: P4 2.5 GHz single core
  • RAM: 512 MB (768 MB for Microsoft Vista)
  • GPU: Pixel Shader 3.0 compliant video card with 128 Meg Ram
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c
  • OS: DirectX 9.0c
  • HDD: 1 GB
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Recommended system requirements[edit]

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • GPU: Pixel Shader 3.0 compliant video card with 256 Ram (Nvidia Geforce 7900 GT or better)
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • HDD: 1 GB
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card


  1. ^ Callaham, John (2010-12-05). "Interplay wins injunction against Topware's Battle vs Chess game". BigDownload. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Interplay Entertainment Corp. v. Topware Interactive". FindACase. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ Theo Valich (2012-02-13). "Interplay Wins over TopWare in "Battle vs. Chess" Affair - VR World". Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  4. ^ Matt Pooled (2013-02-11). "Interplay Wins in the Battle Chess Saga against Topware and SouthPeak - VR World". Retrieved 2016-05-11.