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Collectors Edition confirmed for Europa Universalis III

New York, USA (October 18, 2006) - Leading PC strategy publisher and developer Paradox Interactive announced today that their next big strategy release, "Europa Universalis III", is to be released as a "Collectors Edition". The collectible content will only be available in a limited print run.

"The ‛Europa Universalis' series has a strong fan base across the world and they have been very vocal in requesting something special and unique for ‛Europa Universalis III'", said Susana Meza, Director of Marketing and PR for Paradox Interactive. "I am particularly excited about being able to offer a complete strategy guide in the Collectors Edition, something that will add real value to existing fans but perhaps even more so to new gamers".

The "Collectors Edition" will include several exclusive assets that cannot be obtained elsewhere:

100-page 4 color strategy guide A special Producer introduction to the game The official "Europa Universalis III" soundtrack Composers diary, complementing the soundtrack Exclusive download content, including special forum bonus content

In addition, players will also find:

A 140-page 4 color manual Sizeable poster map including all provinces Collectible stickers

For more information about "Europa Universalis III" or Paradox Interactive, please contact

About the game

Europa Universalis III, which delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy, is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, Europa Universalis gives players freedom to rule their nation from an impressive choice of over 250 historically accurate countries. The Europa Universalis series put Paradox Interactive on the map as a leading strategy games publisher and developer and fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating Europa Universalis III.

Europa Universalis III scheduled worldwide release in Q1 2007.

About Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known worldwide for their strategy titles, the company has a particularly strong presence in Europe and the US. The steadily growing publishing portfolio includes in-house developed titles such as critically acclaimed franchises Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron; as well as third party titles that include Rush for Berlin in North America, Galactic Civilizations II in Europe and upcoming worldwide release of Frontline: Kursk.

The experienced Paradox development team is currently working on Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet. Visit Paradox Interctive.

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