Obsidian and Paradox Reveal Tyranny Gameplay in New Trailer

IRVINE, Calif. and STOCKHOLM — June 13, 2016 — Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today released a new trailer for Tyranny, the upcoming role-playing game (RPG) from the studio behind award-winning titles such as Pillars of Eternity. The trailer, which debuted at the PC Gaming Show at E3, shows the gameplay of Tyranny in action for the first time, along with a glimpse of what challenges lie in store as a Fatebinder in the game’s dark and cruel world. The world of Tyranny is a realm where the forces of evil have triumphed, and players must find their role within the empire of Kyros the Overlord – imposing their will as arbiter and executioner among the subjugated peoples of the tiers.

See merely one of many paths that a Fatebinder might walk in the new trailer: 

In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players’ decisions will have far-reaching consequences and change both the land and its people, providing a non-linear, highly replayable experience.

For those eager to know more, a written developer diary is published every two weeks on the game’s blog alongside a monthly short story by the game’s writers, giving the reader an exclusive look into the world of Tyranny from the perspective of its inhabitants. Find all published pieces here: blog.tyrannygame.com

Tyranny is scheduled to arrive for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs in 2016.

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.