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Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943

Germans versus Russians strategy launching this quarter and offering both real-time and turn-based battles.

NEW YORK – January 18, 2010 – Signaling the start of a week laden with announcements, Paradox Interactive is proud to announce - Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943, a new war strategy title that places players in the heart of the Kharkov Defense Operation during World War II. With the ability to play as either German or Russian forces, Achtung Panzer puts the destiny of the USSR and Wehrmacht armies in one's hands.

Featuring a masterful reconstruction of the battlefront setting of Kharkov, players will engage in unique combat that offers the highest level of authenticity. With the incorporation of highly flexible AI, players will have the opportunity to choose new strategies based on opponent behavior with every new round of gameplay. The inclusion of realistic missile trajectories and destructible environments is set to keep all army commanders hanging on the balance of the historic struggle. Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 delivers a thorough recreation of the battle with precisely detailed soldier units, weapons, artillery units and vehicles based on actual military archive materials and WWII chronicles.

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 Features:

• 6 scenarios taking place in 1943 during Kharkov Defense Operation

• 2 playable opposing forces: USSR army and Wehrmacht

• Play as up to 250 soldiers and officers and up to 40 vehicles in each tactical battle

• Detailed, destructible environments

• 87 unit types: infantry, artillery, support vehicles, battletanks and aviation units

• More than 40 carefully reconstructed weapons and vehicles of WWII armies

• 2 control modes: turn-based strategic mode and real-time tactic mode

Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 will be available Q1 at major digital retailers.

For more information, please visit the new Achtung Panzer fan page on Facebook or the website

View the announcement trailer for Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 here:

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox stands poised to make an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

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