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Snowball To Publish 'Legion' In Russia

by Rainier on May 8, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT

Paradox Entertainment appoints snowball.ru to publish the Russian version of Legion, the revolutionary strategy game based on the history of Roman Empire.

Legion extends Paradox’s portfolio of strategies into a new historical era. Since the Russian players have so enthusiastically received our Europa Universalis series, we look forward to another success with Legion!, says Theodore Bergquist, CEO of Paradox Entertainment.

Strategies and history have always been the two core interests of Russian players. With Legion, we will use the community of EU fans to bridge into an even larger audience and to further assert Paradox as one of the best and most consistent strategic bands, commented Sergei Klimov, Licensing Manager for snowball.ru.

Developed by Slitherine Software, Legion transports players back in time, over two thousand years ago, before the world was ruled by Rome and when the next great empire was set to rise.

Players take control of one of the many tribes, city states or leagues in Italy at the time prior to Rome’s domination of the area. It was a time of change for the rest of the peninsula with monarchies in Rome, Etruria and other areas being overthrown by land-owning aristocracy and republican governments put into power. The time would come when armies would have to become organized, take advantage of terrain and make sure that the best formations were implemented to ensure victory.

In this epic game, players must control cities, allocate workers to collect resources, build fortresses for protection and train new regiments on some of the most spectacular battlefields based on accurate maps of ancient Rome. Up to 20 AI sides will compete against each other, with their own strengths and weaknesses relevant to the nations that would have been involved at that time. It is impossible to win by conquest alone. Careful use of diplomacy will be required to succeed!

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About Paradox Entertainment AB
Paradox Entertainment was founded in 1999 and is a fast growing developer based in Sweden. Paradox Entertainment has produced best selling and award-winning games such as Europa Universalis I and II and Airfix Dogfighter. Currently the company is producing Legion, Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings. It also develops its brand portfolio containing well known brands such as Mutant Chronicles, Europa Universalis, Kult and Heavy Gear.

About snowball.ru
snowball.ru is the publishing label of Snowball Interactive, one of the oldest Russian game developers and publishers. As a developer, Snowball is working on Fatherdale and Crusader Kings. As a publisher, Snowball has built in Russia the local brands for such properties as Europa Universalis series, Alien Nations series, Comanche 4, Wiggles, Gothic and over 40 of other game titles.

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