Paradox Reveals East India Company: Privateer

NEW YORK - August 20, 2009– Paradox Interactive today announced the new expansion for the hit naval strategy title East India Company. East India Company: Privateer introduces players to a dark and mysterious world with allegiances only to fortune and a thirst for destruction.

For a preview of what players can expect from playing as a privateer, Paradox Interactive has released an ominous trailer, exposing the havoc and chaos the character introduces to the world of East India Company.

To watch the Gamescom trailer, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6oRNqKYYXo

When playing Privateer, you can hire two distinct type of commanders for your fleets: merchant captains and privateers. You’ll be contracted by the crown or other powers for different missions, ranging from smugglin and escorting friendly fleets to locating, capturing or sinking important ships from enemy nations. Also included in East India Company: Privateer is a brand new multiplayer scenario entitled”Breakthrough.” In Breakthrough, one team will attempt to escort their flagship to safety while the other team tries to destroy the enemy ship.

East India Company: Privateer Features:

Two new campaigns in which you play the game as a privateer of your chosen nation.

New missions, including locating and either sinking or capturing enemy ships, blockading enemy ports and escorting friendly fleets.

New commander skills to fit the life of a privateer, such as "False Colors", which allows the player to get close to the victim without them perceiving a threat, and "Critical Hit", which gives the player a chance to hit an enemy ship’s magazine, causing the enemy ship to explode.

For more information on East India Company: Privateer, keep on eye on the official East India Company website at http://www.eic-game.com.

Meet us and our developers at Gamescom!

Meet Fredrik Wester (CEO), Tom Söderlund (Majesty 2), Johan Andersson (Paradox dev team), Armagan Yavuz (Mount&Blade), Frank Dolmans (Ship Simulator Extremes) and Kim Soares (East India Company) at Gamescom!

To secure your appointment, contact Susana Meza susana.meza@paradoxplaza.com or stop by Business Hall 5.2, Meeting room F21/H20 for a press kit.

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. Read more: http://www.paradoxplaza.com

About Nitro Games

Nitro Games Ltd. is a Finnish game developer that produces high quality video games for worldwide distribution. Since it’s founding in 2007 the company has grown rapidly and become one of the largest game development studios in Finland producing games for both PC and Next-Gen console platforms.

The company focuses on creating interesting titles with strong intellectual property values. Company offices are located in Kotka and Helsinki, both in southern Finland. The development team is comprised of skilled professionals who know what it takes to make a game that is fun to play and easy to sell.

Read more: www.nitrogames.com


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