New York, USA (July 3, 2007) - Paradox Interactive announced today that the company has acquired the intellectual property for the widely known and highly acclaimed title Majesty.
It was in the spring of '98 that Cyberlore announced the development of its sixth computer game title - Majesty. This fantasy kingdom sim quickly became one of the most renowned games to be released in the genre and sold over 500.000 copies worldwide.
In the announcement, Paradox Interactive made it clear that their intention is to create a portfolio under the Majesty brand to further strengthen the franchise, and to build on the strong fan base the brand has garnered so far.
"Majesty was a ground breaking game when it was released and a breath of fresh air in the RTS-genre", said Theodore Bergqvist, Chairman and CEO of Paradox Interactive. "Our vision is to build upon the strengths of the brand and capitalize on those core elements that have kept fans rating Majesty as one of the best games ever released".
"We strongly feel that Majesty deserves to be revitalized and there are few gaming companies out there capable of taking this franchise to the next level", said Lester Humphreys, Founder of Cyberlore Studios. "There is no question in our minds that Paradox Interactive is the right company to do just that."
The acquisition of the Majesty IP is the latest in a series of growth strategies that Paradox Interactive has employed over 2006 and 2007. To find out more about Paradox Interactive and it's business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamers can already now try out the Majesty franchise on GamersGate. The portal has added Majesty Gold Edition to its increasingly growing portfolio. The Gold Edition includes the original game as well as the expansion Northern Kingdom.
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.
The experienced development team has just released Europa Universalis III, which has won numerous awards worldwide. Visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com for more information.