Rise from obscurity to rule the world as Europa Universalis III– Heir to the Throne releases today!

NEW YORK, December 15th 2009– Paradox Interactive has today released the third expansion for the widely-acclaimed grand strategy title Europa Universalis III with Europa Universalis III– Heir to the Throne, available on all major digital distribution outlets priced at€19.99/$19.99.

The historical strategy game features new content and features across the board including:

• Brand new Casus Belli system, where wars have specific goals from start to finish.

• Monarchs now belong to dynasties, with new influence on the diplomatic model.

• Increased Holy Roman Empire and Papacy options for more powerful ruling

• New diplomatic options for Merchant Republics

• Enhanced "Cultural Tradition" and recruitment of specific advisor types

Europa Universalis III– Heir to the Throne requires the original Europa Universalis III game and the previous two expansions in order to play. Europa Universalis III Complete owners are set, as it contains everything you need in order to play the game.

Europa Universalis III Complete is available with a 40% discount throughout December at: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EU3COM/europa-universalis-iii-complete

Become a part of the Europa Universalis community by joining the newly created Europa Universalis fan page on Facebook, where 3 copies of the game will be given to the fans. Visit http://www.europauniversalis3.com for more information about the game.

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.


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