Gamescom Cologne – August 17th, 2011 – Paradox Interactive and Fatshark today announced the true identity of the game codenamed "Project Postman" revealing the new title War of the Roses: an exciting new IP that takes players back to the battle-ravaged medieval era of 15th century England.
View War of the Roses announcement trailer here:
War of the Roses will pull players into a team-based multiplayer melee combat experience, putting their band of knights right in the thick of chaotic battles against opposing hordes armed with swords, battleaxes, longbows and other iconic medieval classics.
Featuring top-notch graphics portraying the fighting from an up-close-and-personal third-person perspective, War of the Roses features both online multiplayer and a deep single-player campaign. Players will get the chance to lead their knight through a progression system, gaining upgrades and unlocking new content on their path from filthy peasant to unstoppable armored killing machine.
“ This is exactly the kind of game we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “ Our team’s very passionate about multiplayer, and we’re using everything we’ve learned from our previous projects to capture the thrill of the pitched medieval battle. It’s amazing to hear Fredrik Wester [CEO of Paradox Interactive] call this a ‘dream game’ for them. They’re the perfect partner for us.”
“ War of the Roses will give players face-to-face melee combat they rarely see in today’s third-person and first-person online shooters,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Senior Producer for Paradox Interactive. “ We’re looking to steep players in that savagery, and challenge them to confront their opponents head-on in this unique multiplayer game".
“ Fatshark is a really talented team with proven knowledge about this space, and we’re hugely excited about our partnership", he continued.
Gamers should be ready to pick up their lances in 2012.
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 firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series, as well as now encompassing titles on other platforms such as Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West released in 2010 on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 and the forthcoming Defenders of Ardania on iPad as well as PC.
2011-2012 will be Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as Sword of the Stars II, King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame and Crusader Kings II. It is also expanding its presence in the free-to-play arena through Paradox Connect.