Paradox Reveals East India Company: Privateer

August 20, 2009

Reveals East India Company: Privateer

Expansion Announced at Gamescom
with Chilling New Trailer

Paradox Interactive today announced
the new expansion for the hit naval strategy title East India Company. East
India Company:
Privateer introduces players to a dark and mysterious
world with allegiances only to fortune and a thirst for destruction.

For a preview of what players can
expect from playing as a privateer, Paradox Interactive has released an ominous
trailer, exposing the havoc and chaos the character introduces to the world of
East India Company.

To watch the Gamescom trailer, please

When playing Privateer, you can hire
two distinct type of commanders for your fleets: merchant captains and
privateers. You’ll be contracted by the crown or other powers
for different missions, ranging from smugglin and escorting friendly fleets to
locating, capturing or sinking important ships from enemy nations. Also included
in East India Company: Privateer is a brand new multiplayer scenario
entitled ”Breakthrough.” In Breakthrough, one team will attempt to escort their
flagship to safety while the other team tries to destroy the enemy ship.

East India Company: Privateer

  • Two new campaigns in which you
    play the game as a privateer of your chosen nation.

  • New missions, including locating
    and either sinking or capturing enemy ships, blockading enemy ports and
    escorting friendly fleets.

  • New commander skills to fit the
    life of a privateer, such as "False Colors", which allows the player to get
    close to the victim without them perceiving a threat, and "Critical Hit",
    which gives the player a chance to hit an enemy ship’s magazine, causing the
    enemy ship to explode.

For more information on East India
Company: Privateer
, keep on eye on the official East India Company
website at