Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition live on GamersGate

New York, USA (August 22, 2007)– Paradox Interactive announced today that their much anticipated expansion pack to critically acclaimed Europa Universalis III has been released exclusively on GamersGate. The expansion called Napoleon's Ambition takes strategy gamers into a brand new era as the latest addition to the Grand Strategy series incorporates the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars.

"We are thrilled to offer an expansion to Europa Universalis III and by releasing it through GamersGate, we can ensure that players all over the world get instant access to it", said Johan Andersson, Director of Development at Paradox Interactive. "We chose the Napoleonic era because it's a natural continuation of Europa Universalis III, but also because the time period is a fan favorite".

Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition is now live on GamersGate and will retail for $19.99/€19.99.

Some of the new features in the expansion include:

    <*>Expanded Timeline to 1820

The expanded timeline to 1820, will encompass the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon. New leaders, rulers, advisor wars, countries and national ideas have been added as well as dozens of new units to give more tactical choices.

    <*>Historical Options

This option is will be a favorite amongst those gamers looking for an even stronger historical experience. In addition to hundreds of new events, players will be able to see their rulers, leaders and advisors appear on the accurate historical dates.

    <*>Improved Interface

A new added map mode for trade, displaying all goods, will be produced in each respective province, including its value. This means more pages for the ledger including information about colonies and leaders, and several improvements to the interface.

    <*>More Gameplay Options offer more Strategies

Now you can emulate Peter "the Great" and create an all-new capital for your nation. Influence trade in your nation, add centres of trade to bring more wealth into your nation, or remove them to focus trade on a few valuable trading centres. Conquer Europe as Napoleon and dismantle the Holy Roman Empire.

    <*>Enchanced Trading System

An all-new system to auto send merchants will allow players to choose the trading centres they most want to focus on, and the game will take care of the rest. This system also includes a new rule for trade overseas. The only way players will be able to access markets is to use war or diplomacy to allow merchants in. Get there first and reap the profits!

    <*>Additional options

More options have been added to customise your EU3 experience. Players will now have options for "No Inflation", "Free Colonisation", "AI Aggressiveness" and many more.

For more information on the worldwide release of Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambitionand to receive press copies, please contact pr@paradoxplaza.com.

About the series

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.

Selection of awards and scores:

IGN: Editor Choice Award

GamePro: Editors Choice Award

1UP: Editors Choice Award

Games for Windows Magazine: Editors Choice Award

PC Zone UK: Recommended

GameSpot: 87.0%

GameZone: 85.0%

Game Industry News: 90.0%

Game Vortex: 89.0%

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 Combat Mission: Shock Force. Please visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com for more information.


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