Romero Games Partners with Paradox Interactive on Strategy Game

John Romero (of DOOM, Wolfenstein 3D, and Quake fame) and his Romero Games studio are partnering with Paradox Interactive to make a new strategy game based on an original IP. It’s an interesting move given Romero’s legendary status as one of the father’s of the FPS, but he’s certainly partnered with the right studio for a strategy title.

Paradox has been publishing strategy titles since 1997. Its catalog includes hits like Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings II, Stellaris, and last year’s Battletech. There really aren’t many other studios you’d want to partner with for your first strategy title.

As mentioned, Romero Games has quite the pedigree behind its founders. John Romero and his wife Brenda Romero (Jagged Alliance and Wizardry 8) have both been successful in the industry for decades. That said, their new studio is still unproven. Romero Games has only released a few small mobile titles and the SIGIL megawad for DOOM.

It will be interesting to see what John Romero does in the strategy genre. Obviously, his biggest hits have come in the FPS world, so this is new territory for him and his team. Can he have success outside of the genre he helped pioneer?

The big positive for Romero Games is Brenda Romero’s experience writing for fantasy games like Wizardry 8 and Jagged Alliance 2. Her experience in the field should help the team craft a compelling story, at the very least.

This partnership looks a little strange on the surface, given Romero’s history. We’ll know if they can make it work when Romero Games and Paradox Interactive announce more details.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Release Date Revealed in New Story Trailer

Woflenstein: Youngblood, a new co-op focused Wolfenstein game featuring BJ Blazkowicz’s daughters Jess or Soph, was revealed by Machine Games during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. While we have not heard much about the game since then, Bethesda came out today prior to PAX East in order to release a brand new trailer that confirms a Nintendo Switch port, shows more of the story, teases pre-order bounses and the Deluxe Edition, and reveals that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on July 26.

For those of you who don’t know about the game’s premise, Wolfenstein: Youngblood following BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters on their quest to track BJ down after he goes missing in 1980s Paris. Of course, they’ll have to fight and kill a bunch of Nazis along the way on their adventure. The trailer, which you can watch below, shows a bit more set-up for the story will also giving us a good look at Jess and Soph’s quirky personalities.

The end of the trailer confirms that the Nintendo Switch port of Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be arriving day and date with the other versions of the game on July 26. As for the PC version, Bethesda recently confirmed that every PC game in its upcoming lineup, which includes Wolfenstein: Youngblood, will be releasing on Steam.

When it comes to pre-order bonuses, those who decide to pick the game up on Amazon or at other retailers will net players the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Legacy Pack that includes the following items from previous games:

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ Jacket Power Suit
  • B.J.’s US Army Power Suit
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s Pipe
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s Knife
  • World War 2 Weapon Skin Set for all ranged weapons

Players who decide to pick up Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition will also net themselves a Buddy Pass. This Buddy Pass allows a friend to play the game for free as long as they are playing with the original owner at all times. It also comes with the Cyborg Skin Pack, which includes exclusive power suits, guns, knives, and hatchets.

You can check out the game’s first batch of screenshots below. Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be launching on July 26 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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