NEW YORK– August 2nd, 2010– Paradox Interactive announced today that the highly anticipated grand strategy game, Victoria 2, has gone gold and the pre-order has started on leading digital distribution outlets. Created by the development team behind the likes of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron, Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game set during the colonial era of the 19th century. Gamers will guide their nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization in hopes of becoming a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century.
Victoria 2 is scheduled for release on August 13th and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. The PC title will also be available for digital download on all leading digital distribution platforms.
Paradox Interactive has released a new trailer to celebrate the occasion: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uXnr8pwXOM
Pre-ordering the games gives immediate access to a bevy of content including the official Victoria 2 Soundtrack plus an exclusive in-Game operettic musical piece called "Lament for the Queen" as well as the Victoria 2 manual, techguide, map and Victoria 2 forum codes that gives access to a Victoria 2 strategy guide when the game is released.
The game is available for pre-order here: www.victoria2.com/game-info/buy-the-game
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com