Paradox Interactive Announces New Real-Time Strategy Game Set During the Third Crusade

NEW YORK– December 2, 2009– Paradox Interactive today unveiled the newest addition to its collection of real-time strategy titles with the announcement of Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade. Developed by Neocore Games. Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

Players will have the opportunity to take on such a challenge as either Richard the Lionheart, set to invade and take back the treasured holy land once and for all, or as the great Saladin, who patiently waits and prepares his people for the oncoming invasion.

Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade invites players to rewrite history through controlling and upgrading leaders and their armies, guiding various historical factions through political events, collecting relics, and unlocking new content in a feature-rich campaign set to take on the strategy genre by force.

Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade Features:

• Play through two single-player campaigns– Crusader and Saracen

• Oversee hundreds of soldiers in real-time epic battles

• Command your forces, conquer territory, and expand your realm on a fully 3D map

• Strategically manage your army between missions

• Rewrite the past by playing as famous historical characters serving as the main heroes

Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade will be available in Q2 2010.

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Follow Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade @lionheartgame on twitter and visit the games Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Lionheart-Kings-Crusade/351555210437

Visit the developers website at: http://www.neocoregames.com/index.php?action=1

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 www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.


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