Here is a massive post with lots of Pure Chess details. Hopefully this covers a lot of your questions.
Exhibition – Play classic chess against AI or a local player.
Play by Mail - Play against your PSN friends. Each move is sent as a message. You can have up to eight Play by Mail games active.
Bonus Games - 100 “Mate in X” bonus games.
Tournaments – Three challenging tournaments to work through.
Tutorial – 38 lessons covering everything from how to select and move pieces to tactics and openings.AI difficulty
AI has 10 difficulty levels. We had novices, our local chess club and a Grandmaster play against a range of difficulties to make sure we offer a challenge for players of all skill levels.Timers
There are three timer styles to choose from. None for no time limit. Move for specific time per move. Incremental for an initial time and additional time per move. Two player
Two player games can be either a local game or a Play by Mail game against PSN friends.Cameras
Eye view to see the board from eye level, Top down for a view from above the board and Piece-cam to focus on specific pieces.Trophies
There are different trophy lists for each version, each with slight variations. PS3 list here (http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/pure-chess/trophies/
). Vita list coming soon.ELO / Pure Chess Rating
ELO is for Play by Mail games and Pure Chess Rating is for games against AI.Music
There are 25 stunning songs covering four different styles of classical, jazz, chill and nature.Stats
There are a bunch of stats to keep track of how you have done against AI levels, Play by Mail opponents, moves played, time played and your ratings. Buying both versions
If you want to have Pure Chess on both PS3 and Vita then you will need to buy both versions. There is no cross-play between Vita and PS3.DLC
DLC will initially be piece sets and locations packs. Currently there is a Park pack available. Release Dates
EU: Released on PS3 11th April. Released on Vita 18th April.
US: Aiming for release on both PS3 and Vita for May 22nd.