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World War II Real Time Strategy game recreating the biggest tank battle in history set to roll in to stores on March 16th

BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND - February 1st 2007 - Paradox Interactive and Koch Media announced today that World War II Real Time Strategy Game Frontline - Fields of Thunder will be releasing on PC in the UK on March 16th, 2007 with a suggested retail price of £29.99. In addition, the UK release will come exclusively packaged with the full version of World War II Strategy Game Hearts of Iron II.

Frontline: Fields of Thunder depicts the largest tank battle in history in what is commonly referred to as the Clash of the Titans. Players will be able to immerse themselves into detailed gameplay on a sizeable battle map, with historically accurate environments encompassing exciting missions and challenges.

Brought to gamers by the creators of Heroes of Might & Magic V, Paradox Interactive plans to publish the game worldwide.

"Frontline: Fields of Thunder brings back much of what made the original Blitzkrieg such an appreciated entry for the strategy gaming community", said Fredrik Wester, Director of Sales & Marketing. "We are thrilled to be bringing what could be the start of an entire series, to a worldwide audience".


Recreates the battle at the Kursk Salient - Germany's last attempt to avoid defeat in World War II. This conflict was marked by a ferocity that had been previously unseen and is generally recognized as the largest tank engagement in history

Highly detailed Battle Map - Lots of data included in the different chapter maps, including more geographical data and historical dislocation data of the actual troops that will change according to the real historical timeline

Streamlined and intuitive interface

Unit parameters and battle dynamics based on historically accurate data

Two historically correct campaigns that encompass 20 thrilling missions, most of which are based on accurate historical events

Multiplayer functionality - 10 multiplayer missions that can be played both on LAN and over the Nival.Net Internet service.

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For all UK press enquires relating to Frontline: Fields of Thunder, please contact:

Simon Callaghan

JohnnyAtom Productions

Tel; +44 7867 514554


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: Fields of Thunder.

The experienced Paradox development team has just released Europa Universalis III, its biggest production yet.


Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit

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