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Paradox Interactive and Koch Media extend publishing partnership

Paradox Interactive has confirmed it has extended its partnership with Koch Media.

The new agreement between the companies will see Koch Media publish Ages of Wonders Planetfall and Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. Koch will also distribute the boxed version of Cities Skylines Switch worldwide, too.

“Paradox Interactive is one of our oldest partners. We are delighted to extend what has been an amazing partnership for the new titles, which each fit perfectly into the line-up of both companies,” said Mario Gerhold, international marketing director at Koch Media. “It is great to see that Paradox Interactive endeavours with great passion across various genres and platforms.

“Also all our teams are very excited to finally be able to start working on Age of Wonders: Planetfall and the successor of a cult game of all times: Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and support both with a tailor made support from our side.”

Former executive vice president Rod Humble recently joined Paradox Interactive to lead new studio, Paradox Tectonic. Paradox Tectonic – which will operate in Berkeley, California – is “the newest member of the Stockholm-based publisher’s team of studios”. While the firm confirms the development of a brand-new game and IP is underway, full details will be announced at a later date.

Paradox Interactive recently announced it has acquired all the rights and assets for the intellectual property Prison Architect. As well as taking ownership of the Prison Architect from Introversion Software on all platforms – currently Nintendo Switch, PC/Mac/Linux, PlayStation, Xbox, and mobile devices – the acquisition also permits Paradox to “explore opportunities with the wider Architect IP in the future”.

Prison Architect simulates the construction and maintenance of a maximum security prison, from laying out cell blocks and inmate facilities to managing staff pay and prisoner morale. The game has won a BAFTA and sold over two million copies across PC and console.

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