announced today that Crusader Kings
, the strategy game based on the Europa Universalis
engine, has shipped to the US retail stores and carries a suggested retail price $39.99. "One revolutionary feature in Crusader Kings is that the game is more about prestige and wealth than traditional empire building. To the player, the honour and power of the royal dynasty are more important than the expansion of the nation's borders (although that is of course still an important aspect of the game)"
. Also, the players have the ability to add an additional 400 years of historical gameplay to their adventure by exporting finished Crusader Kings games into the world of Europa Universalis 2. For details about the game, read our review
AWARD-WINNING CRUSADER KINGS NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES
400 Years of Medieval History Come to Life in Paradox Entertainment’s Newest Strategy Challenge
Stockholm, Sweden (Sept 28, 2004) – Paradox Entertainment announced today that the strategy game Crusader Kings has shipped to retail stores nationwide for the PC. Crusader Kings has a SRP of $39.99 and has been rated E for Everyone.
Based on the award-winning Europa Universalis engine, Crusader Kings was recently honored with a coveted spot on GameSpot’s PC Strategy Roundup 2004. In addition, the game has won accolades from the gaming press, including an Editor’s Choice award from Strategy Gaming Online and a Top Pick award from Game Vortex.
“Crusader Kings features all the elements strategy gamers are looking for and we are unbelievably proud of the Paradox development team and their outstanding ability to continue bringing top quality strategy games to the North American market,” said Fredrik Lindgren, Director of Sales and Marketing for Paradox Entertainment.
Crusader Kings focuses on the feudal kingdoms of medieval Europe, as players become the leader of a glorious dynasty and struggle to increase the greatness of their lands through nearly 400 years of detailed, challenging gameplay. Multiplayer mode heats up the battle as up to 8 players compete for prestige and piety. And, as an added bonus, players can add an incredible 400 years of historical gameplay to their adventure by exporting their finished Crusader Kings game into the world of Europa Universalis 2.
For more information on Crusader Kings and/or Paradox Entertainment, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com/crusaderkings.asp.
About Paradox Entertainment
Paradox Entertainment is a fast growing game developer and publisher based in the heart of Sweden, its capital Stockholm. Using up to date techniques, the latest technology and backed by many years of experience, Paradox Entertainment has produced best-selling games such as Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron. It also holds the rights to well known brands such as Conan, Mutant Chronicles and Heavy Gear. Paradox is currently working on a sequel to Hearts of Iron.