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