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East India Company Sets Sail

July 31, 2009

East India Company Sets Sail

Naval Strategy Title from Paradox Interactive and Nitro Games Ltd. Releases Today

The anchor has been lifted, as Paradox Interactive’s highly-anticipated PC naval strategy title East India Company lands in stores everywhere today. Developed by Finland based Nitro Games Ltd., East India Company puts the player in control of amassing the most powerful naval trading empire to ever sail the seas. Featuring real-time tactical combat in beautiful, cinematic environments, strategy fans can engage in intense battles in both single and multiplayer modes. Fight, manage and rule nations from Europe to the Far East with eight nationalities to choose from: British, Dutch, French, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish and Holy Roman Empire.

The battle for naval trading supremacy incorporates a wide selection of ship classes, including a variety of transport and military vessels. Create diverse fleets and assign each of them specific trading routes. Control and upgrade ports as you form your strategy for domination. The choice is yours as you lead your fleet in establishing connections with far away countries, as well as protecting it in times of inevitable conflict.

Game Features

  • Spectacular cinematic and epic naval battles

  • Two command modes: Give orders to all your ships in RTS mode or take the helm of a single ship in direct command mode

  • Unique combination of war and trading

  • State of the art diplomacy AI

  • Eight playable nations: England, France, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire

  • Over 10 realistic ship types; from small sloops and cutters to the East Indiaman and warships

  • Realistic yet fast-paced naval combat

  • Hire fleet commanders who will gain new skills and increase the abilities of your fleets

  • Take over ports and protect your shipping routes to create the largest trading empire

  • Multiplayer (internet or LAN)

  • Supports up to 12 simultaneous players

  • Player statistics tracked on the EIC game server

  • Several game modes with 1 on 1 and team play options

  • Raise your ranking by thwarting your opponents

East India Company is available for purchase today in retail stores in the US and through all major digital distribution channels. Suggested Retail Price is $39.99/ç39.99. The game will release in Europe on August 14.

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