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The Rush for Berlin is about to start

Stormregion's epic WWII RTS has gone gold

New York, USA (May 16, 2006) - Paradox Interactive, a leading publisher and developer of critically acclaimed PC strategy titles, announced today that their next title to be published in North America, "Rush for Berlin", has gone gold. The title, which will be shipping to stores across the continent on May 30, has a SRP of $39.99 and is rated Teen.

"We are thrilled with the large fan base that the "Rush for Berlin" title has attracted during its development phase, and the early release of the single-player demo gave gamers a chance to try out the new features and innovative gameplay first hand", says Fredrik. W. Lindgren, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive. "And we have even more pre-release goodies in store for our patient and eager gamers while they wait for this title to hit shelves."

This WWII RTS introduces several new and innovative features to a beloved genre. The 5 multiplayer modes introduce the new modes R.U.S.H (Relentlessly Utilized Score Hunt) and R.I.S.K (Race-Intensive Strategic Kombat). Using optically impressive pixel shader 3.0 graphics "Rush for Berlin" offers completely destructible environments, historic and fictitious battles with WWII prototypes as well as a large number of skills for the officers and day and night cycle as well as weather conditions that influence the gameplay.

Read more about "Rush for Berlin" - http://www.rushforberlin.com.

Download the single-player demo: http://www.rushforberlin.com/englisch/demo.html.

For more information on the North American release of Rush for Berlin, please contact Paradox Interactive at pr@paradoxplaza.com.

About the Game
Top developer Stormregion is going one step further in this release. The 3D real-time strategy game "Rush for Berlin" depicts what might have happened if a new leadership had faced up to the advancing Allies and Russia, following Hitler's removal from power. What if they had deployed the already developed super weapons?

Your first aim is to win the race for Berlin in 1944 - 1945. Playing on the side of the Americans, will you succeed in hoisting the US flag on the "Reichstag" before the Red Army? Prepare yourself for a visually luxurious strategy hit that focuses on the giving you the kind of experience you've always wanted: tactical WWII war gaming full of fresh ideas. Officers have special abilities and acquire new skills at every level. And the time factor will be introduced as a resource in a game for the first time.

Paradox Interactive publishes the World War II title "Rush for Berlin" in the United States and Canada under license. The race begins, MAY 2006. For further information on the latest hit from the creators of Panzers, please visit the official website.

About Stormregion
Stormregion is the premier Hungarian game software developer, specialized in 3D RTS games fully developed with in-house technology, based on the GEPARD 3D engine. Following the massively entertaining "S.W.I.N.E.", the company went on to create "Codename: Panzers", a full-bred RTS set in the WWII epoch. An explosive mixture of fast-paced action and dazzling mocap cinematics, it was one of the top sellers of 2004 and received high praise from both customers and gaming journalists. In 2005 summer the standalone add-on for "Codename Panzers" launched and Stormregion successfully presented the playable demo of "Rush for Berlin" on the Games Convention. The company currently employs over seventy people, working on the sequel of "Codename Panzers" (Panzers 2) and on the next release (Q2 2006)" Rush for Berlin".

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.

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