Paradox and Obsidian Unleash Tyranny Worldwide Today
New Role-playing Game Available Now, Set in World where Evil has Conquered All
STOCKHOLM and IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 10, 2016 —Paradox Interactive today released Tyranny, a brand-new role-playing game (RPG) from Obsidian Entertainment, for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. Tyranny, designed and developed by the award-winning studio behind both modern and classic RPG hits including Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, is now available via digital retail outlets worldwide. The game places players within a world where a brutal clash between good and evil has taken place – and evil has emerged triumphant. Players will take on the role of a high-ranking officer in the armies of Kyros the Overlord, make world-altering, morally difficult decisions that guide the fate of thousands, and find their place in a new world order.
See the new regime under Kyros in a new trailer for Tyranny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg0WsR3EnGg
“Tyranny is a groundbreaking step for Paradox, establishing us further within the RPG genre,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Paradox games are, by design, deep, complex, and replayable, allowing gamers to experience very personal stories when they play one of our titles. Who better than Obsidian to create an RPG that fits those qualities? We’re proud to share Tyranny with the world and show what we can achieve with such a creative partner.”
“The tale of Tyranny is a story that Obsidian has been thinking about for years, and today we’re proud to share it with the world,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “What started out as a simple premise -- ‘what if evil won?’ -- has become the next great Obsidian game. As RPG players, we love great stories and tough choices in games. With Tyranny, we made sure these were at the forefront, through the lens that evil has already conquered the world.”
In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players interact with the populace to inspire loyalty, disgust, or fear as they roam the world as an officer in Kyros’ forces, empowered to act as both judge and executioner.
Tyranny is available now, starting at $44.99. To purchase Tyranny or to learn more about the game, visit https://www.paradoxplaza.com/tyranny
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The Paradox Interactive group includes publishing and internal development of games and licensing of White Wolf’s brands. The publishing operation publishes both internally developed titles and titles developed by independent studios as well as music and books. The game portfolio includes more than 75 titles and Paradox Interactive owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines and Magicka. From the start over ten years ago, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution using partners, but beginning in 2006 has primarily distributed digitally using its own publishing arm. The development platform is primarily PC, but the company has released games on console and mobile platforms as well. The largest markets today include the US, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Today, more than one million gamers play a Paradox game each month and the number of Paradox registered users exceeds five million.