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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Paradox Interactive

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'Diplomacy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT

Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy.

Diplomacy, which is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., is a world where empires rise and fall at a word and where careful negotiation can defeat even the most menacing military. Twentieth century Europe stands as the battlefield on which seven major international powers will wage war in an attempt to reign supreme. Lead any one of them to victory using whatever means necessary, but keep in mind that each nation has its own unique advantages and drawbacks.

"Diplomacy has been hailed as one of the best board games in the world and it has been great to work with Hasbro and Atari on this project", says Fredrik Lindgren, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive. "The PC game will open up new possibilities of Diplomacy play and the legacy of Diplomacy will be carried on to new generations of players".

Paradox Interactive's PC adaptation offers single player capabilities, as well as multiplayer options to play over the Internet or via LAN. A graphical negotiation language crosses language barriers and allows for efficient communication with Human and AI players alike. Diplomacy uses online servers with matchmaking services; ranking ladders and more and players will be smoothly introduced to play through the in-depth tutorial.

Paradox Interactive has licensed the right to create Diplomacy for PC from Atari through the brand owner Hasbro. The board game Diplomacy is presently manufactured under the AVALON HILL label from Wizards of the Coast, a Hasbro subsidiary.

The suggested retail price is $39.99 and has been rated: E for Everyone (North America); 6 years (Germany, Austria, Switzerland); and +3 years (rest of Europe).

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