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Penumbra Black Plague shipping to stores in North America

New York, USA (February 12, 2008) Publisher Paradox Interactive proudly confirms the release of the eagerly anticipated horror adventure, Penumbra Black Plague, shipping to stores in North America from today.

The second instalment in the Penumbra series becomes the latest addition to the survival horror genre, inviting gamers to continue Philips quest from the cliffhanger finale of the previous episode.

Developed by Frictional Games, the highly talented and creative two-man team has toiled to deliver a gaming experience that surpasses the lofty expectations generated by their first collaboration.

Visit the official website: http://www.paradoxplaza.com/penumbra/

Play the demo: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/penumbrablackplague/download_6185668.html?tag=topslot;title;1&om_act=convert&om_clk=dltopslot

Buy Penumbra Black Plague on GamersGate: http://www.gamersgate.com/index.php?page=product&what=view&sku=DD-PENBP

Suggested retail price: USD 19.99/ EUR 19.99

For press inquiries please contact pr@paradoxplaza.com

Key Features in Penumbra Black Plague

Cutting-edge game engine featuring modern 3D and physics technologies

Adapted motion blur effects and a new unified lighting system with real-time lightning create great depth with a realistic atmosphere of psychological horror.

Compelling and detailed story

Find the answers to questions of the mystery of Philip's lost father throughout the game, with new explanations and a complete storyline wrap up.

Highly interactive environments

Interact with any object not nailed to the ground! Focus on, pick up and move around objects through a simple drag and drop interface.

Environmental sounds system

The sounds of the different environments are contributing to the atmosphere and give the player scaring hints of dangers.

Puzzle solving challenges

Horror adventure game in puzzle-like style with bonuses and incentives to challenge the player throughout the game.

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 an extensive third party line-up of titles that include Tarr Chronicles, Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020 and Lost Empire: Immortals.

The experienced development team recently announced a new Q2, 2008 title, developed under the world-renowned brand Europa Universalis - ROME.Visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com for more information.

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