Paradox Interactive is well-known for hardcore strategy games for the PC. They did not disappoint with the line-up they were showing at E3!
Unfortunately we only had the time to check out three of the following games (and apologies for not getting to Crusader Kings II - I know some of you were looking forward to that one in particular).
Below, you'll find a shot of each game's box image, a blurb from the publisher's press kit provided to me, and videos for the games we got demos of. I'm really interested to hear which video you like best, and which of Paradox's upcoming games you're most excited for!
King Arthur II
King Arthur II The Role-playing Wargame (PC, Role-playing Wargame)
This fantasy/role-playing RTS returns in a sequel long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided with the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale...
King Arthur II is scheduled for released in September, 2011
Sword of the Stars II
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter (PC: 4X Strategy)
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is the next full game in the hit 4X-styled Sword of the Stars franchise. The continuing storyline will reveal dark secrets of the ancient force responsible for tampering with the races in the original Sword of the Stars.
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is scheduled for released August 16th, 2011
Magicka (PC, Action/Adventure)
Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil. In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system.
Crusader Kings II
Crusader Kings II (PC, Strategy, RPG)
Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness. Increase your lands and fill your coffers. Appoint vassals, battle traitors and introduce laws while interacting with hundreds of nobles to create the most powerful realm in medieval Europe.
Crusader Kings II will be available January, 2012
Defenders of Ardania
Defenders of Ardania (PC, console, iPad: Tower defense, Fantasy)
Defenders of Ardania is a next-generation tower defense game with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.
Defenders of Ardania is scheduled for release September, 2011