The Avalon Hill line of games is managed by Hasbro's subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast.
Hailed as two of the best known strategy game brands in the world, Diplomacy and Squad Leader have attracted millions of players in their previous editions. Internal teams at Paradox, known for specializing in the creation of strategy games, will develop the new PC games. Past Paradox projects include the award-winning Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings.
"We will be working closely with Atari and Wizards of the Coast to make sure we maximize the potential these brands have. We feel that Paradox is the right partner to develop the PC Games these brands and their fans deserve", says Theodore Bergquist, CEO of Paradox Entertainment.
Paradox Entertainment was created to build fantasy, science fiction and alternative history brands in cross-media platforms. The interactive division has a long experience in developing and publishing strategy games for the PC platform. Past titles include the award-winning bestselling titles Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Victoria, etc.