Europa Universalis III strikes gold

New York, USA (January 10, 2007) Recognized global publisher Paradox Interactive announced today that their much awaited flagship title, Europa Universalis III, has gone gold. The epic PC strategy title spans over 300 years of history, which delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy.

In Europa Universalis III, the player takes control of a nation and guides 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.

"Europa Universalis is the series that started it all for us and with this release all the expertise and experience we have accumulated over the years has culminated in a worthy continuation of the franchise" says Fredrik Wester, Director of Sales and Acquisitions. "We expect the game to appeal not only to fans of our previous games but gamers who appreciate immersive strategy games in general".

Europa Universalis is rated E for Everyone by ESRB, 12+ by PEGI and 6 years by USK. The title is shipping to stores in North America on January 23 to be followed by Scandinavia and Germany on the 26th and UK, France, Benelux on Feb 2nd. Australia will release the title on Feb 10. The standard edition will retail for $39.99/39.99 and the Collectors edition for $49.99/49.99.

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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 2007. http://www.europauniversalis3.com

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. http://www.paradoxplaza.com