Release date announced and E3 game presentation unveiled for East India Company

E3, Los Angeles– June 4th 2009– Paradox Interactive has today announced that East India Company now has an official release date of July 28th. Together with the announcement, a game presentation from E3 has also been released, delving deeper into this naval war strategy title.

Developed by Finland based Nitro Games Ltd. East India Company is based on the historical East India trading companies of the 18th century. Players will enjoy building the world’s largest trading empire as well as engaging in fierce naval battles against enemy fleets.

To view the game presentation by Kim Soares, Lead Designer for East India Company, please click here:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIxE7TWN8t0

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOA-0NxIBas

East India Company Features revealed at E3:

· Extensively moddable: from damage values, to trade item prices, to ship textures.

· Multiplayer support for up to 12 players.

· Multiple ways to win the game: accomplishing all campaign missions, forcing all other companies out of business or conquering the whole of the East Indies.

· Multiple approaches possible: focus on trading, warfare and conquest or use diplomacy to reach your goals. East India Company can also be played as a pure trading game.

· Dynamic economy where supply and demand affect prices of trading items.

· Create your own armada with a maximum of 100 ships.

· Different multiplayer battle modes including‘Last Man Floating’ and‘Domination’.

· Unlock new ship types as they become available, from smallest sloop to 90 gun ship-of-the-line.

Read more about the game: http://www.eic-game.com

Game Summary

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the World’s most powerful trading empire and engaging in vigorous naval battles in both single player and multiplayer modes.

Starting modestly, you will build your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep rival nations at bay. Choose from a wide array of ship classes, including a variety of transport and military vessels. Create diverse fleets and assign each of them specific trading routes. Control and upgrade well-situated ports as you form your strategy for domination.

For greater tactical depth, command your ship and give independent orders to each of your fleets. Fight against the other European powers to create a trading empire that will rule above all!

At E3 in Los Angeles development teams for Hearts of Iron III, East India Company and Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will showcase brand new features for their eagerly anticipated titles.

The developers attending E3 from Paradox Interactive are:

Kim Soares, Lead Designer for East India Company

Johan Andersson, Producer for Hearts of Iron 3

For those wishing to visit Paradox Interactive during E3, they can be found in the West Hall at Booth/Room #4529. If you want to schedule last minute presentations and interviews, please contact:

Susana Meza, PR&Marketing Director

+46733894791

Susana.meza@paradoxplaza.com

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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

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 the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Read more: http://www.paradoxplaza.com


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