While it has been a relatively slow day for most companies, Paradox Interactive says war doesn't observe holidays. They've released more information for two of their upcoming strategy titles.
First, Rise of Prussia
is scheduled for release in Q1/Q2 2010. This game is set during the years of 1756 - 1763. It contains 20 battle scenarios, 200 leaders, 300 units, 1000 different regions in which to war, and so much more.
Second, Paradox decided to address "rampant speculations" from the wargamer community about Vainglory of Nations
. That title has been confirmed as scheduled for release near the end of 2010. I'm glad they cleared that up and prevented a lot of impending glove-slapping.
More details are flushed out in the press release. You can also get more on the website for Paradox
Paradox Interactive Reveals Further Details About Two Upcoming Strategy Titles in Anticipation of the Paradox Interactive Convention 2010
NEW YORK – January 18, 2010 – In anticipation of the Paradox Interactive Convention this week, Paradox Interactive and developer AGEOD unveil additional details about the upcoming strategy title, Rise of Prussia. Following the successful strategy games Birth of America, American Civil War, Napoeleon's Campaigns and Wars in America 1750-1815, Paradox Interactive and AGEOD invite players to battle it out during the Seven Years' War in Europe.
Players will have the opportunity to assume the roles of military and political leaders of either the Prussian Kingdom or nations hostile to Prussia (Austria, Russia, and France) in a recreation of the exciting battle that encompassed much of Europe throughout the years of 1756-1763.
Rise of Prussia Features:
20 scenarios, including 12 battle scenarios centred on the key battles in The Age of Reason, 7 annual campaign scenarios (one for each year between 1756 and 1763) and 1 grand campaign scenario throughout 1756-1763
Over two hundred leaders (with individual portraits) and 300 units
Over 1000 different regions to wage war in
Scenario-based events and wide set of options for customizing one's strategy
Unique Command System allowing for ultimate historical army command, organization and structure.
Brand new system for the construction of units, allowing players enhanced ability to control and purchase their forces as they wish during the annual and grand campaigns.
Rise of Prussia will be available Q1/Q2 2010.
Additionally, in response to rampant speculations in the wargamer community about the future of Vainglory of Nations – Paradox Interactive now confirms that the game is still scheduled for release towards the end of 2010. Vainglory of Nations, a war strategy title that puts players in control of the Great Powers of the world including; USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Italy between 1850 and 1920 and offers and an original diplomatic system, as each country will offer a unique personality and agenda for players to engage with.
For more information on the upcoming titles, please visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com where information will be made available during the upcoming days and weeks.
AGEOD was founded in 2005 by industry veterans Philippe Thibaut (original designer of historical strategy games Europa Universalis™, Pax Romana™, Great Invasions™ and World War One™) and Philippe Malacher (creator of the AGE engine). Since its start, AGEOD has released the famous turn-based strategy titles Birth of America™, AGEOD's American Civil War™, Napoleon's Campaigns™, War in America™ and, on a different engine World War One, 1914-1918™. AGEOD's main goal is to offer players original cultural and gaming creations based on precise and serious research, with first emphasis placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features. www.ageod.com
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox stands poised to make an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on Twitter.