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Paradox Interactive GamesCom round up

We’ve all been watching the videos coming out of Gamescom 2014, but one of my favourite games publishers, Paradox Interactive, came out with four new videos for us to get excited over. First up are two games that they are adding to their PS4 lineup: Hollowpoint and Runemaster

From Dundee based developer Ruffian Games, Hollowpoint will have you leading an outfit of mercanaries in a corporate controlled future. Hollowpoint combines traditional 2D side scrolling action with 3D targeting and features four player co-operative mode. It will be coming to PS4 and PC in 2015.

In Runemaster players will guide their custom hero through different worlds based on Norse mythology. It will also be coming to PS4 and PC, and looks like a must for any turn based strategy fans with a love of Norse mythology (me!).

Next we got to see the first in engine footage of the highly anticipated WWII strategy game Hearts of Iron IV. You can head over here to see a live demo of the game being played.

And finally, from the same developers as Cities in Motion 2, Cities: Skylines. Could this be the Sim City game we were all hoping for last year?

Paradox Interactive have released some of my favourite games of recent times, and I’ll be looking at all four of these closely when they launch. However, just when we thought Paradox were done with their announcements, out they came with two more! New expansions for both Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV

The Art of War expansion for Europa Universalis IV focuses on giving the player new options with their armies both in and out of battle.

Charlemange DLC will allow players to start Crusader Kings II games a whole centuary earlier than previously possible with The Old Gods expansion. It will focus on the rise to power of the man who united much of Europe for the first time since the fall of the Roman Empire. A new in-game “Chronicle” that records key points in your dynasties history will surely prove popular with players and those active on the r/CrusaderKings subreddit, as will the ability to customise Kingdoms with their own names and banners.

Good times Paradox, good times.

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