Global Crisis is Upon Us– Strategy Expansion Pack Now Available

NEW YORK - Dec. 22, 2008

Paradox Interactive is proud to announce that Global Crisis, the eagerly anticipated expansion to the geo-political, military strategy game Supreme Ruler 2020, has been released today and will be available via digital download on GamersGate.

David Thompson, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of BattleGoat Studios, said,“We wanted to make sure that there would be plenty of additional content to increase the enjoyment and replayability of the original game. Although the new campaign and scenarios are the main emphasis of the expansion pack, it’s really the many subtle improvements such as flags on unit HUDs and allowing players to rename Battle Groups, that I think our players will appreciate the most.”

Global Crisis includes many new features:

- 20 new scenarios which more than double the number of scenarios that originally shipped with the game

- Additional new multiplayer scenarios

- New campaign/sandbox map along with a new storyline leading players towards World War III

- New scenario features including scripted and random events

- Improved unit control and grouping

- Expanded tech tree

- New units and unit meshes

- Additional game lobby options

- Graphic improvements

- AI enhancements

- More tutorials and in-game tips

- User interface improvements

The expansion requires Supreme Ruler 2020 and is available exclusively via digital download via GamersGate and Direct2Drive. Suggested retail price is $19.99. A gold pack including both Supreme Ruler 2020 and Global Crisis will also be available at GamersGate.

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 Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

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About BattleGoat

BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge Intelligent Strategy Games for the PC. Founded by George Geczy (Lead Programmer) and David Thompson (Lead Designer), the team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive game play experience.

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Review copies are available upon request.

Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint

(212) 730-9744

Boel Bermann, Paradox Interactive

+46 8 566 148 07

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