Diplomacy Moves Into Retail!

DIPLOMACY MOVES into retail

The game of international
intrigue ships to stores!

Stockholm, October 4, 2005 –
Publisher and developer Paradox Interactive announced today the PC game
DIPLOMACY has shipped to stores across North America, with Europe to follow
later in October and November. The game has a suggested retail price of $39.99
and is rated E for Everyone. DIPLOMACY is under license from the Hasbro
Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc.

"The classic board game has been
around for a long time and the concept is so ingenious that it will surely
continue to be one of the more popular board games in the world," says Fredrik
Lindgren, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive. "We set out to
introduce DIPLOMACY to the 21st century by conveying the board game spirit onto
the interactive arena."

Mr Lindgren added, "We believe that
everyone deserves to experience the world that is DIPLOMACY."

Set in early 20th century, Paradox
Interactive’s PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations
to life like never before.

Features:

  •  Single-player capabilities
    allowing players to encounter lifelike opponents at any time.

  •  Graphical negotiation
    language, ensuring efficient communication with humans and AI players alike.

  •  Multiplayer experience, play
    over the Internet or via LAN with friends.

  •  True diplomacy, allowing
    players to form agreements and break them without artificial constructs.

  •  Online server with ranking
    ladders, tournaments and matchmaking services, inviting players to participate
    in competitions over the Internet.

  •  In-depth tutorial with
    step-by-step guide through the intricacies of DIPLOMACY.

DIPLOMACY will be found in all major
retail stores. Paradox Interactive has licensed the right to create DIPLOMACY
for PC from Atari through the brand owner Hasbro. The board game DIPLOMACY is
presently manufactured under the AVALON HILL label from Wizards of the Coast, a
Hasbro subsidiary.

For more on DIPLOMACY for the PC
please visit
www.diplomacy-pcgame.com
.

For available Downloads visit:

http://downloads.gamezone.com/indexes/m25784.htm

 

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