ARR: Why would someone who’s already got Pharaoh want to buy this expansion pack?
Alex: The expansion pack is a great way to add variety to the scenarios included with Pharaoh. In addition to the new monuments and industries, Cleopatra unlocks the campaigns in Pharaoh, allowing players to access all the maps in the original game, regardless of whether the prior ones were completed. This will be a great benefit to someone who perhaps got stuck on a mission and wasn’t able to proceed. And with the included editor, players will be able to create their own scenarios, giving people unlimited range to play in and explore the wonderful land of Egypt.
ARR: How much is all this going to cost the gamer?
Alex: Pharaoh Official Expansion: Cleopatra will ship with a suggested retail price of $29.95 US.
ARR: Are you aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release, or will localisation mean that versions other than the US one are delayed a bit?
Alex: We are currently targeting a simultaneous world-wide release, but as you know, many issues can arise in localizing a game into so many different languages. We’re committed to bringing the product to market to as many people as possible as quickly as possible, so we’ll reserve decision on whether it will be a total or partial world-wide release as we get closer to the launch date.
ARR: What are Impressions working on next, apart from Civil War Generals III?
Alex: Impressions Games is hard at work on a couple of new titles, building on the popular brands we have created over our decade of being in business. Look for announcements regarding our newest products at or before the E3 Expo in May.
Ok, that’s your lot for the moment. I’d like to thank Alex and Breakaway for spending the time to do this interview. May there be many more in the future ;).