Paradox Interactive Rides into New Console Territory with Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

NEW YORK– December 08, 2009– Paradox Interactive revealed today that the company is set to make an explosive entrance onto consoles with Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. The team based third person shooter, which will transport players directly into the heart of the gun-slinging drama and action of the Wild West, is locked and loaded to hit the console market during 2010.

Developed by Fatshark, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West features intense gunfights in beautifully rendered Western settings. Incorporating the unique Synergy system, which encourages co-operation and team tactics to achieve a maximum gameplay experience and rewards, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West calls upon players to team up to relive the excitement, danger, and mystery of the Wild West.

"We’ve been able to closely observe the success Paradox Interactive has achieved as a global publisher over the past years and we feel they are the perfect fit for our titles, which have already generated so much buzz and interest," said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark.

"We’ve said all along that for the right title, we’d jump on the opportunity of going console and when Lead and Gold crossed our path, there was no turning back. The team over at Fatshark is very experienced and has done an excellent job," said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "There’s ample opportunity to roll this out on several different platforms, including PC."

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

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is scheduled for a Q1, 2010 release on multiple platforms. To find out more about the game, please visit www.leadandgold.com follow the game on twitter @leadandgold or join the Facebook fan page.

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.

About Fatshark AB

Fatshark AB (founded 2008) is a Swedish game development studio located in Stockholm. Comprised of experienced and skilled developers, the company has been involved as subcontractors in a number of AAA titles for consoles as well as for PC. Visit them at www.fatshark.se


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