Paradox Interactive has announced that the company has acquired the intellectual property rights to the PC real-time strategy series Majesty, with plans to revisit the title and “further strengthen the franchise.”
Developed by Cyberlore Studios, Majesty was first released in 2000 as Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim from Microprose. The game was later followed up a year later with Majesty: The Northern Expansion and a “Gold Edition” box set containing both titles in 2002.
In addition, as part of today’s announcement, this Gold Edition is now available over Paradox’s GamersGate digital distribution portal, where it joins other strategy titles such as UFO: Extraterrestrials, Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood, and Europa Universalis III.
“We strongly feel that Majesty deserves to be revitalized and there are few gaming companies out there capable of taking this franchise to the next level”, said Lester Humphreys, Founder of Cyberlore Studios. “There is no question in our minds that Paradox Interactive is the right company to do just that.”