Publisher's Largest Deal to Date Extends Relationship with Hungarian Developer of King Arthur and Lionheart - Kings’ Crusa

STOCKHOLM - October 21, 2010 - Paradox Interactive announced today the signing of a significant publishing deal with Hungarian developer Neocore. The deal includes previously released titles as well as several unannounced future projects. Paradox Interactive and Neocore first joined forces on the recently released tactical wargame Lionheart - Kings’ Crusade. This new deal accomplishes the objective of extending this fruitful relationship for many years to come

 “As a developer, Neocore embodies all of the qualities and attitude we have built our company upon," said Fredrik Wester, CEO Paradox Interactive. "With a fraction of the budget and manpower of most AAA titles, they have managed to fuse their passion, dedication and skill into something gamers and critics alike hail as truly fantastic. We are proud and excited about this deal and all the opportunities that lie ahead," he continued. 

"Throughout my career I've worked with many publishers, but Paradox's support as a publisher is second-to-none," noted Tamás Farkas, CEO of Neocore. "They truly understand the dynamics of the games industry and have the patience and knowledge to bring deep, engaging games to market."

The next Paradox/ Neocore title scheduled for release is King Arthur - The Druids. This expansion is the twin of King Arthur - The Saxons, offering a wide array of new content (i.e. beasts and other monsters) as well as a brand new campaign. Play the”other side” and assume the role of King Ryons the Arch Druids of Wales and conquer Britannia for the Old Faith.

In addition to Lionheart– Kings' Crusade http://www.lionheartthegame.com, the following previously released titles are now under the Paradox publishing wing: 

- King Arthur– The Role-playing Wargame http://www.kingarthurthewargame.com/main.html

- King Arthur: Legendary Artifacts (DLC)

- King Arthur: Knights and Vassals (DLC)

- King Arthur - The Saxons (Expansion)

- Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come

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About Neocore Games

Founded in2005, Neocore Games aims to develop high quality products.  Developers of Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come and King Arthur: The Role-PlayingWargame, Neocore Games utilizes its Coretech 3D engine to offer stable and strong technology to deliver the best in-game graphics of the industry.  For more on Neocore Games, visit www.neocoregames.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, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade, East India Company and Majesty 2. Paradox made 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.neocoregames.com and follow http://twitter.com/PdxInteractive 


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