Paradox Interactive Announces East India Company

March 20, 2009

Paradox Interactive Announces
East India Company

“Fight, Manage & Rule! Build your
own Trading Empire.”

Today leading Publisher Paradox
Interactive announced that they have acquired the worldwide publishing rights to
the naval war strategy game, East India Company. The game developed by Finland
based Nitro Games Ltd. is based on the historical East India Companies of the
18th century. Players will enjoy building the world’s largest trading empire and
engaging in fierce battles in spectacular naval battle mode.

“East India Company is an excellent
addition to the Paradox portfolio of quality games. With a combination of
challenging gameplay and outstanding production value, East India Company is
sure to impress the most demanding gamers”, Says Fredrik Wester, Executive VP of
Paradox Interactive.

“We are very pleased to have Paradox
Interactive publishing the game.” said Jussi Thtinen, CEO of Nitro Games. “We
feel that their long history and experience in publishing successful titles in
the strategy game genre is essential in bringing East India Company to the
worldwide market.”

East India Company brings strategy
games to new levels giving the player a full control from company management to
taking the Direct Command of a single ship in a naval battle with accuracy
previously unseen in strategy games. Through trading, diplomacy and war the
players will rule the nations from Europe to Far East.

Game Summary In East India Company,
players will enjoy building the World’s most powerful trading empire and
engaging in vigorous battles in both single player and multiplayer modes, all
within a breathtaking cinematic game environment.

Players will 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

Starting modestly, you will build
your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep the rivaling
nations at bay. Choose from a wide array 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 well situated ports as you form
your strategy for domination.

Conflicts and wars are inevitable.
When hostile fleets engage each other, the spectacular naval battles are fought
from a real-time tactical level. Devastating broadsides are fired with a
deafening roar and cannon balls tear through enemy ships and their crew. For
greater tactical depth, command your ship and give independent orders to each of
your fleets. Fight against the other European powers to create a trading empire
that will rule above all others in this groundbreaking strategy war game!

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

Unique combination of war and

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

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 8 simultaneous

Player statistics tracked on the
EIC game server

Several game modes for with single
and team approach

Raise your ranking by thwarting
your opponents

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