Review: Checkmate Showdown explained to parents (Preview)

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What parents need to know

Checkmate Showdown is a chess and player-versus-player fighting game (PvP), developed in Quebec and to be released in 2023.

This game requires strategic thinking and participation in explosive combats. Checkmate Showdown lets you compete against other players online in a mix of chess and 2D combat. Each piece has its own skills, and a fight ensues when a piece on the chess game attacks an opponent.

The mechanics of Checkmate Showdown are adapted to be easy to understand, so accessible for new players, but complex to master. It is a highly competitive game that is developed for and by fighting game enthusiasts.

This game is still awaiting a ranking as to the recommended minimum age.


Release date:
Developer: ManaVoid Entertainment, BadRez Games
Publisher: ManaVoid Entertainment
Available on: Steam PC
Available format: Digital
Game genre: Action, strategy, combat, PvP, 2D
Themes covered: Chess, fighting, wrestling
Text languages: English, French,
Voice languages: English, French,

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+