Paradox Interactive announces
the acquisition of AGE Studio, parent company of French strategy game developer AGEOD. "This alliance will allow AGEOD to expand our audience and availability via Paradox’s worldwide network as well as obtain skills and expertise that our limited means prevented us from achieving on our own,” Philippe Thibaut, lead game designer and co-founder of AGEOD noted. “We will concentrate on our core expertise of product development and be able to offer our customers brand new strategy games as early as 2010, with the same level of care and dedication that we have for the past 5 years." They say the first title to be released under this new relationship will be Rise of Prussia
, though no details on that are offered at this time except that it's scheduled for a Q1 2010 release.