Free your imagination and rule the world in the official playable demo for Europa Universalis III– Heir to the Throne!

NEW YORK, December 10th 2009– Paradox Interactive has today released a playable demo for the upcoming Europa Universalis III - Heir to the Throne, the third expansion to the critically acclaimed Grand Strategy game Europa Universalis III, available from all major digital distribution outlets on December 15th.

The demo gives players a timed experience of what the full expansion is set to offer, with the option to play as one of eight major European powers between the turbulent years of 1492 and 1550– The Age of Discovery– an era that would forever change the future of the world. Vast unchartered territories await even as the cracks widen in the unity of the Catholic Church and the Mohammedans march on Vienna.

Choose Castille or Portugal and discover the Americas. Expand your trade league with Venice or the Hansa. Experience the rivalry between Bohemia and Austria as they vie for control of the Holy Roman Empire. Conquer Europe with France, or unite the British isles under the Tudor dynasty.

Free your imagination and rule the world as you choose!

The playable demo can be downloaded here:

Europa Universalis III– Heir to the Throne requires the original Europa Universalis III game and the previous two expansions and will be exclusively available for digital download at all major digital download portals for a suggested retail price of 19.99$/19.99€

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 and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Elven Legacy, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. For more information, please visit and follow on twitter.

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