Paradox Interactive's Announcement Show 2023

Paradox Announcement Show 2023

Multiple game announcements, new expansions, DLCs and game updates!

At least three new game announcements - including “the next title from Cities: Skylines developer Colossal Order”. Something entirely new? Or the community hoped for Cities: Skylines 2?!

And how significant is that “Presented by Xbox” tagline?

Live now. Summary, highlights, and trailers to follow.


I am so happy someone else posted this and perhaps is also excited about what will be announced.


Harebrained Schemes releasing brand new game: The Lamplighters League: And the Tower at the End of the World.

A new tactical turn-based strategy game set in an alternate version of 1933 from the developer of BattleTech. Coming in 2023 for PC and Xbox.

Strategy Meets Story, in Style

  • Control a team of unique, dynamic characters and get to know their signature tactical abilities and roles in the team. Learn their stories and the world they inhabit by taking them on missions - every misfit brings their own style to the fight through unique moves that can turn the tide of combat.
  • Explore a variety of thrilling locales and survey the battlefield before things heat up: sneak past enemies in real-time infiltration gameplay, pick off the stragglers quickly and quietly, and position your squad to get an edge for the fight.
  • Use every advantage and dirty trick your agents have up their sleeves in exciting, turn-based combat. Add advanced abilities, gear, and augmentations to your agents to keep pace with the growing threat of the Banished Court!

Race Against the Countdown to Doomsday

  • Chase the Banished Court through an alternate-history world of the 1930s, from dockyards and deserts to jungles both urban and wild. Manage your choices at a global level and try to prevent your enemy from advancing their twisted schemes!
  • Recruit new allies from the best of the worst: scour the globe for outlaws and outcasts and bring them onto your side before the Banished Court catches them first!
  • Every mission earns your team new resources and grows their abilities - but be careful, stress and injury can take their toll!
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DLC and Expansions

Crusader Kings III: Tours and Tournaments

The pomp and pageantry of medieval tournaments are only a part of the new adventures waiting for you in Crusader Kings III: Tours and Tournaments. Travel across your realm to survey your vassals, or bring a powerful regent to heel as you make history altering decisions across dozens of new events in this expansion to Paradox’s award-winning medieval strategy game.

Learn more about CK3: Tours and Tournaments here:

Wishlist it on Steam:

Find it for Xbox:

Europa Universalis IV: Domination

Prepare to write new stories of the world’s greatest empires in Europa Universalis IV: Domination. More historical flavor will bring you closer to the past as you struggle to hold on to the reins of power.

Wishlist it on Steam:

Stellaris: First Contact | Story Pack

You are not alone! The galaxy is vast and full of wonders, but it’s also full of alien empires you’re going to encounter, whether you’re ready or not. First Contact offers a set of new origins and mechanics that give players the chance to tell stories about their civilizations’ early encounters with visitors from the stars — ones that may not have come in peace!
The First Contact Story Pack will be released on March 14th!

Pre-purchase on Steam:

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Surviving the Aftermath: Rebirth

For the longest time, you strived to survive the aftermath on planet Earth. Now, thanks to your knowledge, skills, and leadership, you can finally look forward to a new chapter for humankind. “Rebirth” is your mantra, your goal, the dream that will make you overcome old and new challenges, for your survivors and all humanity. Wishlist ‘Rebirth’ now on Steam

Releases 16 March on Steam. Prepurchase available now:

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Cities: Skylines 2!!!


Cities: Skylines II

It’s Coming in 2023!! And it looks magnificent (despite the prominent “not actual gameplay” banner!)

Create and manage your own city without restrictions. Offering a deep simulation and a living economy, Cities: Skylines II will challenge your decision-making skills and allow you to build the cities of your dreams. Get ready for a new epic scale in the most realistic city builder - ever.

Here your city will evolve and react to your decisions. A dynamic and ever-changing world that is both challenging and rewarding. Use your creativity and strategic planning skills to grow your city into a thriving metropolis that will attract businesses, residents, and tourists alike. From residential neighborhoods to bustling downtowns, the possibilities are endless. Navigate through the complexities of running a city and keep up with the needs and demands of your citizens.

See your city grow and transform over time. With stunning graphics that are as beautiful as they are detailed, Cities: Skylines II will bring your city to life.

Coming 2023 for Steam - PlayStation 5 - Xbox Series X|S - Xbox Game Pass

Wishlist on Steam:

Wishlist on PlayStation:

Find on Xbox: (when it goes live).


I’m gonna need a new PC.



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Although it was a announced a while ago, I’m keen for Age of Wonders 4:


I love turn-based games like XCom so this Lamplighters thing looks like it is just for me. :slight_smile: