Paradox Kicks Out Free ‘Match Day’ DLC for Cities: Skylines

STOCKHOLM – June 9, 2016 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games you can totally kick it with, today released new football-themed downloadable content (DLC) for Cities: Skylines, the award-winning city-building game from Colossal Order. Available for free to all players of Cities: Skylines, the new DLC, titled “Match Day,” allows mayor-players to add stadiums to their towns – and comes with all of the benefits and challenges of hosting major sporting events in their citizens’ backyard.

“Match Day” can be redeemed on Steam for free and downloaded for Cities: Skylines on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/456200/

Also, Paradox and Colossal Order are celebrating the title’s recent success in the game’s latest patch: in addition to an assortment of fixes and updates to Cities: Skylines, the new patch, available today, unlocks five custom in-game items for all players which had previously only been available with pre-orders. To thank their community for their ongoing support, all players will now have access to the Carousel, Dog Park, Bouncy Castle, Basketball Court, and Botanical Garden in-game (since it was prohibitively difficult to invite all 2-million-plus players to these locations out-of-game).

The free “Match Day” DLC includes:
– Colosseum Order: Build a stadium in your city and become the home of a major sports franchise
– Read the Match Notes: Prepare for increased traffic coming to and from your arena on match day – and reap the rewards from ticket revenue
– Team Workshop: Customize your local team colors and enact new stadium-related policies
– A New Hat for Chirper: YEAH there is

For more information on Cities: Skylines, visit http://www.citiesskylines.com/.

Hearts of Iron IV Storms The Beaches

Paradox Development Studio returns to one of its most popular game series with the release of Hearts of Iron IV. This giant war game gives you control of any nation in the world during the chaotic years in and around World War II. Vast armies are yours to command, industrial infrastructures are yours to build and the far reaches of science are yours to research.

The Hearts of Iron series has always been one of the deepest and most sophisticated games about humanity’s greatest conflict. Hearts of Iron IV brings greater attention to the big picture of battleplans and sweeping troop movements, with a heavier emphasis on accessibility without losing the depth that fans have long admired.

As the world tension grows, you will be tested as a president, a commander and an industrial titan.

  • Command the Great Powers: The seven strongest nations in the world come with exclusive National Focus trees to guide you through your new history
  • Battleplan System: Set plans in advance for your armies and watch them execute their missions with the click of a button
  • Two Historical Scenarios: Start the game with the explosion of war in 1939, or begin in 1936 to build up for the coming conflict
  • Eleven Research Trees: Upgrade your weapons and vehicles, learn new military doctrines and unlock the mysteries of the atom and computing
  • Change History: Can you bring the mighty Soviet Union to its knees? Get to Berlin by 1942? Build an alternate American empire in South America

Hearts of Iron IV is being released alongside the first minor power National Focus DLC, Poland: United and Ready which is available to all customers for free!

As well, the heavy metal band Sabaton, a popular group in the studio, has licensed a number of their World War II themed songs for a special Hearts of Iron music pack now available for purchase.

Take up arms in defense of your country, or sign up to impose your ideology on a hostile world. Hearts of Iron IV is here.

 

Hearts of Iron IV Dev Diary Gets Political

With Hearts of Iron IV only days away, Paradox Development Studio offers you the levers of power as the world descends into the firestorm of World War II. The latest and final video developer diary before release outlines the types of decisions you will be asked to make as the president, prime minister or dictator of any nation you choose.

The focus here is on the big picture – the long term decisions you make as a national leader to set yourself up for ultimate victory

On the political side of Hearts of Iron IV, you will responsible for the final shape your nation takes.

  • National Focuses: Each major power has a custom tree of decisions where you can set out your immediate and future goals
  • Ideological Drift: Appoint cabinet ministers who represent fresher ideologies to bring closer to one side of the ideological struggle.
  • Coups and International Support: Commit political power to supporting the rise of a friendly party in a potential rival or sponsor a rebellion against your enemies
  • Research and construction: You can’t do everything at once, so organize your government and infrastructure to achieve your long term goals.
  • Send “Volunteers” to Help Friends: If a civil war breaks out, it might be helpful to push your side to victory by delegating your own troops to fight at their side. 

Hearts of Iron IV will be available on June 6, 2016.

Pre-Orders Open For Hearts of Iron IV

Stockholm – May 17th, 2016 – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today announced the start of  the pre-order for Hearts of Iron IV, the latest grand strategy game about one of  the worlds most destructive conflicts. World War II is at your fingertips as you guide your nation, plan your research, build you forces and design sweeping battle plans that will put the world at your feet.

To illustrate the alternate history possibilities of Hearts of Iron IV Paradox has released a trailer that posits a Japanese attack on a heretofore triumphant Soviet Union. Watch it here:

If you are among those prepared to heed the call of war, eager generals can sign on today. There are three game editions available for Hearts of Iron IV:

  • The Cadet edition is a standard Hearts of Iron IV release, but a pre-order will come with a new icon for the official Paradox forums and a new wallpaper.
  • The Colonel edition includes everything the Cadet version does, and also one extra icon and a special Tank Pack to add variety to the vehicles running through your enemy lines.
  • The Field Marshall edition includes everything from the lower ranked versions as well as an exclusive forum avatar and an expansion pass that will include the first two Expansion DLC packs for Hearts of Iron IV, whenever they are released.

Every pre-order comes with additional rewards no matter which version you choose to buy:

  • German March Order –  music pack, composed by Andreas Waldetoft.
  • Allied Radio – music pack, composed by Tobias Gustafsson.
  • Hearts of Iron: War Stories Gamebook  a branching interactive narrative where the player’s choices matter. War Stories is written by Aaron Rosenburg and features a young British RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain.

In addition everyone who purchases Hearts of Iron IV will recieve a free DLC, the Poland: United and Ready National Focus Pack. This DLC gives Poland a unique national focus tree and art , several 3D vechicle models, 2D art and additional leader portraits, fleshing out the experience of playing as that nation. The Poland: United and Ready DLC will be available for all players, no matter when they choose to purchase a copy of Hearts of Iron IV.

Hearts of Iron IV is the latest version of one of Paradox Development Studio’s most popular series. Take control of any nation in the world and guide it through humanity’s most trying hours. With a new and improved battleplan system, you will be able to direct sweeping movements of troops through steppes, deserts and jungles. Area and mission based systems take the micromanagement out of naval and air combat.

For prices in your region, please check the Paradox Store or your preferred digital retailer. For more information please visit www.heartsofirongame.com

Hearts of Iron IV Video Dev Diary Covers Epic Scale of War

With the release of Hearts of Iron IV only weeks away, the developers behind Paradox’s newest grand strategy wargame want to imprint on your mind the scale of the task that lies ahead for desktop generals around the world.

The newest video developer diary emphasizes how Hearts of Iron IV will be the total strategy game for a total war. Victory will depend on your armies, but not on them alone.

Hearts of Iron IV is the latest version of one of Paradox Development Studio’s most popular series. Take control of any nation in the world and guide it through humanity’s most trying hours. With a new and improved battleplan system, you will be able to direct sweeping movements of troops through steppes, deserts and jungles. Area and mission based systems take the micromanagement out of naval and air combat.

And, as you would expect from a Paradox game, history is only a rough guide. You can rewrite the past through your daring charge to Berlin through Denmark, or a desperate assault on the Japanese home islands.

Hearts of Iron IV will be available on June 6, 2016.

Stellaris Day One Sales Breaks Paradox Records

STOCKHOLM – MAY 10TH – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio launched into space last night with the release of sci-fi grand strategy Stellaris. The launch was received to almost universal acclaim by the community, with an impressive 95% positive user reviews on Steam. With 68,000 simultaneous players on the day of release, Stellaris also managed to de-throne the publisher’s other recent success Cities: Skylines, which previously held their record for highest amount of concurrent players at launch. Less than 24 hours after release, Stellaris has sold over 200,000 units, breaking the revenue record for any of Paradox Interactive’s previous titles during the same time period. For the internal development studio, the game has broken every record available and is the studio’s fastest selling game ever.

“We are immensely proud of the Paradox team for putting together such a stellar release,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive and master of puns. “This release is the result of hard work and dedication from the entire company and in particular Paradox Development Studio. The incredible reception by players, indicated for instance by the steam user reviews, is all the proof we could ask for that our hard work paid off. Our fans have put their faith in us and Stellaris will be a part of Paradox’s onwards journey for a long time to come.”

Stellaris breaks a lot of new ground for Paradox Development Studio. It is a type of game we have never attempted to do before, and we are immensely satisfied to see this leap of faith work out well, especially with all the positive response we are getting from the players,” said Henrik Fåhraeus, Game Director of Stellaris. “We are listening very keenly to all the feedback we are getting and look forward to many years of continued expansions and improvements to the game. Let’s make space great again, together!”

In Stellaris, players guide a species of their own design to power and glory in the depths of space. From humble beginnings, as players leave their home planet and explore the unknown, to tense “first contact” moments with alien species, to the difficult choices and responsibilities of managing diplomatic relationships with other star-faring races, Stellaris presents the iconic gameplay of a Paradox grand strategy title on a galactic scale. With randomly created opponents and procedurally generated star systems, no two games can ever play out the same way.

Stellaris is available now from digital retailers everywhere. To learn more about Stellaris, visit www.stellarisgame.com