The importance of teamwork in Majesty 2

GDC, SAN FRANCISCO– March 30th 2009– Publisher Paradox Interactive together with developer 1C: Ino-Co, have today revealed new details on the Party System in Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Alexey Kozyrev, CEO and Producer at 1C: Ino-Co, explains the role and advantages of a party within the game whereby a group of heroes team-up to fight together.“In Majesty 2 we try to make the heroes mutually complimentary, so that in parties they become stronger than each hero alone. You could say the principle of‘1+1 = 3 applies.”

Compared to the original Majesty game created by Cyberlore in 2000, the party System will be of much greater importance in Majesty 2. Players will find it more advantageous to form their parties of several classes of character. By joining a party, heroes will be able to realise their full potential as their weaknesses will be offset by the strengths of their companions. For example, a Warrior will be able to brandish his sword in melee combat without the fear of losing all of his health quickly in intense close quarters fighting if he were a lone hero, as his Mage and Archer companions will be able to provide range support for him against their enemies. Heroes of higher levels acquire special abilities designed especially for teamwork.

In contrast to the original game, in Majesty 2 players form parties of heroes themselves. The formation of a party is akin to creating a small battle unit, with the group acting more bravely in combat than alone if they stick together. Some characters willacquire new abilities that can only be used in a group. For example, a Hero-Elf increases the speed of slower members of the group.

Majesty 2 is scheduled for release during 2009 and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. It will be available for digital download at GamersGate.

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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 Ino-CO

Ino-Co is a Krasnodar-based studio, founded in 2004 by a group of highly-experienced game developers from various teams, brought together by the paramount objective to create excellent games focused on the genre that they all know and love. The studio's previous development project is Fantasy Wars, published worldwide by Atari. 1C:InoCo is a subsidiary of 1C Company.

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About 1C

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

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