Take Command: 2nd Manassas Ships
New York, USA (April 18, 2006) – International publisher Paradox Interactive announced today that their newest PC strategy title, Take Command: 2nd Manassas, has shipped and will soon be hitting store shelves.

Take Command: 2 nd Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, a pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign. Players are invited to take on the most crucial battles of America's Civil War and use all their tactical know-how to shape the future of the United States. Play as the Unionists or the Confederates and lead as the historically significant leaders through the authentic environments and battles of the Manassas campaign and TAKE COMMAND!

The title is rated T by ESRB, 3+ by PEGI and 12 years by USK. The suggested retail price is USD/EUR 39.99. The title is shipping in North America and Scandinavia today, on April 21 in Germany and May 5 in the UK.

“Take Command: 2nd Manassas is a great addition to our strategy stable and we are very excited about being able to launch this title simultaneously on download and in retail, a concept that has proven very successful with previous titles,” said Fredrik W. Lindgren, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive.

“Take Command: 2 nd Manassas plays out during a crucial time of the Civil War and while fans of this genre and era will instantly be able to relate to this title, strategy fans and history fans in general will find plenty to rejoice about,” said Norb Timpko, CEO of MadMinute Games. “We have focused on creating a game with depth, immense replayability, and a strong sense of realism. Players will be able to experience first-hand what it must have been like to take control on the battlefield.”

Take Command: 2nd Manassas will present the player with as many as 48 scenarios, 5 gigantic battlefield maps based on historical records from the Library of Congress and 3 modes of play. The linked scenario tree will allow results of one battle carry over into the next and players will control thousands of troops and direct them over 3D terrain. The ballistics for all weapons are accurate and players can play as any leader in Custom/Open Play Battles.

To play the recently released demo, please go to www.madminutegames.com .

ABOUT PARADOX INTERACTIVE
Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known for their strategy titles, the company's distribution network and followers span the globe. Paradox's experienced team has completed more than 17 titles, including such best-selling games as the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises. Published titles in North America include Knights of Honor, as well as upcoming titles Rush for Berlin and Heart of Empire: Rome. Worldwide titles to be published in 2006 include Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday and Take Command: 2nd Manassas. The company is currently working on Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet.
www.paradoxplaza.com

ABOUT MADMINUTE GAMES
MadMinute Games, Inc is a true "garage game" company. The company was founded by two friends who, with minimal experience in the gaming industry, worked at night and on weekends for three and a half years to complete their initial project, Bull Run. Now joined by a group of volunteer designers and testers, they've soldiered on to produce MadMinute's second product, Take Command: 2nd Manassas. The MadMinute community is growing and the founders hope to someday work on the "Take Command" series full-time. Their combat engine has received excellent reviews and their AI has been lauded in numerous publications, even by the difficult to please "Grognards."
www.madminutegames.com
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