STOCKHOLM – October 20, 2010 – Paradox Interactive today announced it has licensed the Mutant Chronicles: Doomtrooper brand from Paradox Entertainment Inc. Doomtrooper was a classic card-based strategy game from the popular Mutant Chronicles universe franchise and one of the most popular collectible card games of the last century with over 200 million cards sold worldwide.
“With the launch of our Paradox Connect initiative, an opportunity to create something great with the Mutant Chronicles: Doomtrooper brand has surfaced and we immediately sought to license it,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “It’s exciting to join forces again with Paradox Entertainment to bring a wonderful franchise into the 21st century, online.”
“Mutant Chronicles has an incredible fan base that still continues to play games based on this dynamic universe, and Doomtrooper remains one of the favorites. We’re excited that a new generation of gamers now can experience the fun and excitement of the game,” said Fredrik Malmberg, President and CEO of Paradox Entertainment Inc.
Mutant Chronicles takes place in the distant future after the relentless exploitation of Earth by megacorporations has forced mankind to a mass exodus to nearby planets. The survivors, plagued by disease and viruses in the new hostile environments, face yet another threat - the Dark Legion. As you select and lead a squad of highly trained specialists across the solar system, your only goal is the eradication of your enemies and anyone who isn’t your ally.
Additional details on the game will be revealed in the coming months.
About Paradox Connect
Paradox Connect is the umbrella brand for all Paradox Interactive’s online activities and aims to give every Paradox player a stronger online identity. Building on their large community, Paradox Connect will include Paradox Achievements, integrate social media, downloadable content in various formats and more. Paradox will also start publishing online games as part of the Paradox Connect initiative.
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, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade, East India Company and Majesty 2. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow http://twitter.com/PdxInteractive
About Paradox Entertainment
PEI and its subsidiaries own, develop, represent and license mainly character-based properties. The companies control the rights to stories and characters created by pulp author Robert E. Howard, including Conan, Kull, and Solomon Kane, in addition to other intellectual properties, such as Mutant Chronicles. Industries exploiting the company property portfolio include film/TV, publishing, comics, videogame, Internet/mobile/wireless, toys, apparel, and more. PEI is based in Beverly Hills, California and is owned by Paradox Entertainment AB, a Swedish public company traded on the NASDAQ OMX-run First North Premier list (PDXE, SE0000598054). Please visit http://www.paradoxent.com for more information.
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