Paradox Interactive, a developer and publisher of games for all audiences, today made nine announcements during the Paradox Announcement Show, including three new full games, three expansions for titles in the Paradox catalog, and three announcements from the Paradox Arc publishing initiative. All nine titles that were revealed in the show are slated for release in 2023, making this year one of Paradox’s most ambitious to date. And of course, the show ended with the announcement of Cities: Skylines II, a sequel to Paradox Interactive’s best-selling city-building game from Colossal Order.
The three full games revealed during the Announcement Show included:
- The Lamplighters League, an original game created by Seattle-based Harebrained Schemes, featuring globetrotting pulp adventure and strategic turn-based combat set in an alternate, stylish 1930s
- Life By You, a new game from Paradox Tectonic, with details to be shared in an upcoming announcement show on March 20, 2023
- Cities: Skylines II, from Finland-based developer Colossal Order, a direct sequel to Paradox’s iconic, award-winning city-building game from 2015
Paradox Arc, the publishing initiative started in 2022 to elevate new deep, endless, replayable games from smaller developers, announced two new games:
- Mechabellum a sci-fi auto-battler game where players compete with ever-growing armies of mechs, robots, and heavy weapons
- Knights of Pen & Paper 3, a sequel to Paradox’s pop-culture-infused turn-based RPG series
In addition, Paradox Arc revealed Across the Obelisk: The Wolf Wars, the first expansion to the deckbuilding RPG released with Paradox Arc last year, featuring a new zone, character, and more.
Three titles in the Paradox library revealed new expansions coming in 2023:
- Crusader Kings III: Tours and Tournaments will add new actions and adventures for characters, with new ways to gain prestige at home and abroad
- Europa Universalis IV: Domination expands and improves content for some of the game’s most popular and powerful nations
- Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth offers a chance to truly reshape and regrow the devastated earth through terraforming and more
Full details regarding The Lamplighters League and Cities: Skylines II will be shared separately today. Life By You will reveal extended details and gameplay in an announcement show on March 20, 2023, on the Life By You YouTube channel.