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Europa Universalis III

Jan 23 - Europa Universalis III Makes Retail Appearance Print

New York, USA (January 23, 2007) – Recognized global publisher Paradox Interactive announced today that their much awaited flagship title, Europa Universalis III, has shipped to stores in North America with Europe to follow.

Europa Universalis is rated E for Everyone by ESRB, 12+ by PEGI and 6 years by USK. The standard edition will retail for $39.99 and the Collectors edition for $49.99. The game is also available on Gamer's Gate.

"A decade of experience has culminated in a title that is our best game yet, said Fredrik Wester, Director of Sales & Acquisitions at Paradox Interactive."With this worldwide release we wish strategy gamers many months of exciting and challenging gameplay".

The epic PC strategy title spans over 300 years of history, which delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy.

* Players can enjoy over 300 years of game play by starting at ANY date between 1453 and 1789.
* Nation building is flexible: decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and much more. The possibilities are endless.
* The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Take history in your hands and call personalities like Sir Isaac Newton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or René Descartes to your court.
* A lush topographic map in full 3D allows for a rich and complete worldview, and contains more than 1700 provinces and sea zones.
* Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game's extensive time span.
* Co-operative multiplayer mode allows several players to work together to control a single nation.
* Customize your game: Europa Universalis III gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire. Join the constantly growing and incredibly talented Paradox modding community!

A demo of the game was recently released and links as well as screenshots can be found on www.europauniversalis3.com.

About the game

Europa Universalis III, which delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy, is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, Europa Universalis gives players freedom to rule their nation from an impressive choice of over 250 historically accurate countries. The Europa Universalis series put Paradox Interactive on the map as a leading strategy games publisher and developer and fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating Europa Universalis III.

Europa Universalis III will be shipping to stores in January 23, 2007.

About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known worldwide for their strategy titles, the company has a particularly strong presence in Europe and the US. The steadily growing publishing portfolio includes in-house developed titles such as critically acclaimed franchises Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron; as well as third party titles that include Rush for Berlin in North America, Galactic Civilizations II in Europe and upcoming worldwide release of Frontline: Fields of Thunder.
The experienced Paradox development team has just completed Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet.