Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Pre-order&Beta start today!

NEW YORK– March 19, 2010– Paradox Interactive today announced the release date for the highly anticipated third-person shooter, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. The fast-paced gun-slinging action of the Old West will be available April 8th via Steam.

PC players eager to fire the first round in the team-based multiplayer shooter will be pleased to know that pre-ordering the game gives immediate access to the beta, which runs up to the release of the game.

Pre-order the game with a 10% discount and jump right into the action here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/42100

Developed by Fatshark, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West captures the spirit of the Wild West with team-based combat and a colorful cast of characters just itching to pull their triggers. Incorporating the unique Synergy system, designed to encourage co-operation and promote team tactics in order to achieve maximum gameplay experiences and rewards, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is primed to provide a heart-pounding adventure that reinvents the drama of the Wild West.

To celebrate the announcement, players can meet "The Blaster", "The Deputy", "The Gunslinger" and "The Trapper" for themselves in a brand new trailer made available online during the weekend as well as in a slew of newly released screenshots.

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West also marks the console debut for Paradox Interactive. Information about additional platform releases coming soon. For more information, please join the Lead&Gold Facebook fan page, visit www.leadandgold.com, http://www.fatshark.se/leadandgold or follow the game on Twitter @leadandgold

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Features

    <*>Four distinct playable characters with a multitude of strengths and weaknesses <*>A diverse level-up system letting you adapt your character to each game round as it unfolds <*>A multitude of different game modes and settings, all with a distinct feeling of the Old West <*>Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West will reward players that play as a team through the incorporation of the Synergy system. <*>Game modes and mechanics are designed to be easy-to-understand with a minimum of prerequisites

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 Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox stands poised to make 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.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

About Fatshark

Fatshark is a Swedish game development studio located in Stockholm. Comprised of experienced and skilled developers, the team members have been involved in the Swedish game development industry from its humble beginnings to its current elevated position.

In addition to their previous experience, the Fatshark team has continued to evolve being involved as subcontractors in a number of AAA titles for consoles as well as for PC. Follow Fatshark at twitter, www.twitter.com/fatsharkgames or visit us at www.fatshark.se


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