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Paradox breaks the silence on new "Heroes" title

Publisher signs new title from Russian Company 1C

New York, USA (June 27, 2006) - Paradox Interactive, a leading publisher and developer of critically acclaimed strategy titles, announced today that they have signed the follow-up to "Soldiers: Heroes of World War II" by Codemasters. In the new title named "Silent Heroes", the player takes control of a special operations force during World War II. The game is based on the "Heroes" engine and will appeal greatly to fans of the original title.

The original game received worldwide praise and numerous awards and was described by Gamespot as "a very good game that should appeal most to hardcore strategy fans due to its intricate, challenging gameplay and great presentation".

"'Silent Heroes' is a natural progression for any followers of in-depth and challenging RTS games" said Fredrik Wester, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive. "The game builds on the innovative gameplay from its predecessor, incorporating the best features of the famous tactical war action."

"Silent Heroes" will be available worldwide from the beginning of September. The title includes the following features:

  • Dozens of controllable equipment models, a vast choice of fire-arms, small arms, cold steel and more.
  • Highly interactive environments (almost everything seen can be destroyed).
  • A story-driven campaign focusing on sabotage missions behind enemy lines.
  • Opportunities to use any items and objects on the map as shelter.
  • Chances for players to seize, use and repair any pieces of equipment, including enemy ones.
  • Up-to-date detailed graphics, cinema effects and high quality videos.

Suggested Retail Price for Silent Heroes is $19.99.

About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known for their strategy titles, the company's distribution network and followers span the globe. Paradox's experienced team has completed more than 17 titles, including such best-selling games as the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises. Published titles in North America include Knights of Honor, as well as upcoming titles Rush for Berlin and Heart of Empire: Rome. Worldwide titles to be published in 2006 include Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday and Take Command: 2nd Manassas. The company is currently working on Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet.

About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

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