East India Company:Privateer Pre-orders Launch

NEW YORK– October 19, 2009– Today, Paradox Interactive announced that pre-orders for East India Company: Privateer, an expansion for the popular naval strategy title, East India Company, have started.

Customers who pre-order East India Company: Privateer will be given early access to the free add-on“Designer's Cut.” The add-on, which introduces new gameplay enhancements based off of input from both the game's developers and East India Company fans on the Paradox forums, will release to the rest of the public on October 27.

East India Company: Privateer Features:

• Two new campaigns in which you play the game as a privateer of your chosen nation.

• New missions, including locating and either sinking or capturing enemy ships, blockading enemy ports and escorting friendly fleets.

• New commander skills to fit the life of a privateer, such as 'False Colors', which allows the player to get close to the victim without them perceiving a threat, and 'Critical Hit', which gives the player a chance to hit an enemy ship’s magazine, causing the enemy ship to explode.

East India Company: Privateer requires the original game East India Company, which is now available at 50% off for a limited time with the purchase of Privateer at most digital download portals. The expansion East India Company: Privateer will be exclusively available for digital download at all major digital download portals for a suggested retail price of€9.99 and $9.99.

For more information on East India Company: Privateer, visit the official East India Company website at http://www.eic-game.com.

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Elven Legacy, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. Read more: www.paradoxplaza.com

About Nitro Games

Nitro Games Ltd. is a Finnish game developer that produces high quality video games for worldwide distribution. Since it’s founding in 2007, the company has grown rapidly and become one of the largest game development studios in Finland producing games for both PC and Next-Gen console platforms. The company focuses on creating interesting titles with strong intellectual property values. Company offices are located in Kotka and Helsinki, both in southern Finland. The development team is comprised of skilled professionals who know what it takes to make a game that is fun to play and easy to sell. Read more: www.nitrogames.com

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Paradox Interactive

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