Strategy Games Galore at Paradox Con 2018

Strategy Games Galore at Paradox Con 2018 1

Paradox Con is a yearly convention held by Paradox Interactive, celebrating the legendary and renowned work of the studio, spanning 3 days and covering everything from exciting game news to LAN parties, with over 800 attendees, all housed at the Nacka Strand Factory in Sweden. With the first day of the convention concluded — CGMagazine is here to break down all the game news and announcements that took place during the first day of Paradox Con 2018.

Fans of traditional table-top games or those just looking to unplug for a while can look forward to a slew of new board games based on several iconic Paradox properties, including games like Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron and Cities: Skylines.

Of course, Paradox Interactive made sure to include some exciting game announcements as well, starting with the game Age of Wonders: Planetfall — Planetfall will be a brand new strategy title from the creators of the highly praised Age of Wonders and Overlord series, this new title will feature turn-based empire building in a fully-realized sci-fi setting.

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Imperator: Rome — A grand take on the strategy formula, Imperator: Rome promises to transport players to the ancient Mediterranean republic, where players will be tasked in controlling a constantly changing and dynamic population while making sure to weed out those disloyal to the cause.

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Europa Universalis IV: Dharma — The latest expansion to hit the Europa Universalis series. Dharma will feature an all-new set of peacetime mechanics, which include government reform, with additional new policy options and a central focus on India and the rest of the world.

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Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury — another expansion to a beloved series, Holy Fury will feature intense role-playing goodness while reinvigorating the Crusades with new challenges, gameplay options and a deeper and more nuanced look into religious reform and the legendary bloodline.

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Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns — The Man the Guns expansion will give players a deep dive into the ocean, offering richer naval war experiences and the chance to be a part of the vast democracies of the world. Hearts of Iron will be available for $19.99 USD following a large free update for all players.

On top of the new Man the Guns expansion, Hearts of Iron will be getting a special Anniversary edition to celebrate one million units sold.

“When we released Hearts of Iron IV we didn’t know it was going to be such a success,” says Dan Lind, Game Director for Hearts of Iron IV.. “We did not dare make a big physical collector’s edition. It feels great to be able to make something like that now. Both as Game Director and as someone who loves miniatures!”.

Finally, Stellaris: Distant Stars, will be the latest story-themed expansion to hit Stellaris, launching the not so distant future of May 22, 2018.

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