the recent Paradox Interactive event It was full of new content, either in the form of expected extra content for its many important sagas, curious unpublished games, and a surprise that leaves us very happy and expectant of what can happen throughout this 2023.
In general terms, this Paradox Announcement Show was a success, delivering many strategy and simulation proposals, a Paradox identity mark. As one would assume from the huge publicity done on behalf of Xbox, the event is sponsored by them. And it is not for less, since it seems that this is just one of the many collaborations of these two video game companies.
The Lamplighters League
The event started with a new proposal from Harebrained Schemes, known for their work on Battle Tech and Shadowrun. In fact, this game would be a playable continuation (turn-based combat) of the previous titles, but with new mechanics such as stealth before entering combat and setting.
The game will be set in 1932, you will lead a group of mercenaries who will be tasked with keeping the rapidly growing evil at bay. With an expert study in the playable section, this new title promises greater dynamism and greater character development while they survive the missions.
Crusader Kings III: Tours and Tournaments
A new expansion for Crusader Kings 3 was announced, aimed squarely at the players who enjoy playing the most. the role play. You will have to choose your entourage and establish your route, in a way to go all over your territory and decide the fate of your vassals located in the border areas of your kingdom.
Perhaps the most fun part is celebrating tournaments and other events. You can go to foreign festivities and prove your worth, organize your own and demonstrate your skills as a good host or set a death trap when they are within your domain. Weddings will be the best way to establish lifelong pacts.
Across the Obelisk, Mechabellum and Knights of Pen and Paper
Across the Obelisk is a roguelite with deck building and RPG. Its new DLC, The Wolf Wars, will be available this March 30. A cooperative game awaits you, more than 500 cards and 16 characters. Mechabellum is an auto-battler that focuses on fast-paced PVP battles. This automated mecha fight with RPG touches will be available this May 11. Knights of Pen and Paper 3 is a charismatic pixel art RPG game. This game offers you a Dungeons and Dragons environment available in a few hours.
Europa Universalis IV: Domination
This new expansion of one of the most complex strategy games that exists will include many changes over Spain, France, Great Britain, China, Japan, Russia and the Ottoman Empire. These nations will receive deep and dense changes to make them more rewarding to play.
These nations are some of the most played, so it’s only natural that they’ll be overlaid with new content. One of the changes focuses on the historical details, such as lending new units according to historical events, new reforms, privileges for the nobility, a more branched quest tree, etc. You can add this content to your wish list now, with an uncertain date, but with the promise of an early arrival.
Age of Wonders 4
Age of Wonders 4 is being developed by Triumph Studios, being a turn-based strategy game in the style of Civilization. Its theme is its differentiating point, since it aims to create your own magical kingdom, with exotic races, places of extreme cold and a scorching sun. It will be available this May 2.
Victoria 3 free 1.2 update scheduled for this March 14 It will bring a lot of quality of life to the game, such as strategic objectives for military campaigns, being able to configure notifications and manage music within the game. The improvements that the artificial intelligences in charge of armies and large economic systems will receive are also appreciated.
Stellaris: The First Contact
Paradox is adding life to your sci-fi strategy game. As complex as you can imagine, this game will receive this March 14th a new expansion, The First Contact. In this new content you will be able to decide which civilization you made your first contact with. You may have started out as a group of prisoners who managed to escape their captors, or perhaps you are already ready to mount a counter-offensive using technology the enemy left behind after their last encounter.
Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth
The strategy game made by Iceflake Studios, Surviving the Aftermath, will receive new content under the name of Rebirth. Terraforming will be the key in this final stretch of a journey marked by DLC’s. You’ll have the chance to breathe new life into the ground you walk on with flora and fauna, but first you’ll have to keep the Scourge at bay by researching it and trying to find a cure. You will be able to get the hang of this tough but hopeful season finale this March 16.
City Skylines 2
The closure in style was the presentation of City Skylines 2, the best way to celebrate the eighth anniversary of Cities Skylines. The CEO of Paradox and the CEO of Colossal Order came together to present their most ambitious project to date, with a launch window present and included on day one on Xbox Game Pass.
We hope that the most important and representative publisher in terms of strategy games continues with this good rate of releases, as well as with this style of events that are so enjoyable. It can be said that the Paradox Interactive event has been a complete success, and we hope that the alliance with xbox not be limited to this event, and that future games like Cities Skylines 2 also arrive on Game Pass.