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The Grandeur of Rome turn to Gold

Europa Universalis: Rome - GOLD Announced

“..the immediate intensity of a real-time strategy game coupled with the high level strategizing of a classic 4X game”

- IGN, Score 87

NEW YORK– May 29th, 2009 - Paradox Interactive has today announced the release of Europa Universalis: Rome GOLD. This new compilation sees the marriage of the acclaimed original grand strategy game set in ancient times - EU: Rome, with the impressive updates available in the Vae Victis expansion pack.

“The slick look and easy to use feel of Europa Universalis: Rome combined with its astonishing depth and freeform style to provide a truly compelling and quite unusual game experience.” - Ace Gamez, Score 90

Greater self-determination is now yours! Set your own goals of conquest or cultural assimilation as you take control of the great powers of the era, in the race for world domination. Conquer and subjugate your enemies, or dominate the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and rise to become the greatest trading power there has ever been. Mobilise large armies to ward off the barbarian hordes or stave off the threat of invasion from powerful neighbours with gifts and tribute. Always ensure that the favour of the gods are with you by calling on religious omens to guide your hand, all the while currying the favour of the people, by arranging lavish sacrifices to appease those same gods.

“...those who will discover its secrets will be rewarded with a realistic and historical experience that will keep them glued to the computer for many hours on end.” - Computer Games Online, Score 87

With new features previously only available through the digital download only expansion pack, the road to success is much more difficult to traverse. Now Governments hold sway over the actions that can be taken. Senates and tribal council's will order players to conduct Missions they see fit to test players abilities to achieve their goals. Players can also gear their nations to their ultimate goals with the enactment of beneficial Laws. While AI controlled opponents behave with more vigour and purpose, as they set about surviving the turmoil of these times.

“The best and only simulation about ancient Rome just got even better. A must for any history buff.” - Pelit, Score 94

Enhanced intrigue options allow players to plot and scheme further, as character now belong to particular factions that hold sway over the seat of power. Characters become a law unto themselves, with their own agendas and demands. Those that support your ambitions can be placated with awards, tribute and positions of power. While those that prove to be an obstacle to your plans, can be imprisoned, banished or executed.

Let the fanfares of heraldry resonate beyond the four corners of the known world, so that all may come to know:

Release Date: July 2009.

Recommend Price: $19.99/€ 19.99/?14.99.

Read more: http://www.paradoxplaza.com/rome

Carthago Delenda Est".

About Paradox Interactive:

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Mount&Blade, Elven Legacy and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Read more: www.paradoxplaza.com

For review copies please contact:

Simon Callaghan

Johnny Atom Productions

E: simon@johnnyatom.com

T: 0203 176 0139

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