NEW YORK - October 4, 2011 - Paradox Interactive have today announced the first expansion for their internally developed Grand Strategy title Victoria II focusing on the American Civil War era, Victoria II: A House Divided , set to release in Q1 2012.
From the development team behind Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis, Victoria II: A House Divided introduces a new starting point in 1861 allowing players to experience the US Civil War from the start, from the era of absolute monarchies, encompassing expansion and colonization, culminating in the emergence of the US as a global superpower at the dawn of the 20th century.
A brand new developer diary uncovers more of the development process of the upcoming expansion and can be found at http://tinyurl.com/5uh2jvv
Victoria II: A House Divided is scheduled for release in Q1 2012 and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive with a suggested retail price of $19.99/€19.99/£14.99.
About Victoria II
Created by the developers of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron, Victoria II is a grand strategy game set during the colonial era of the 19th century. Gamers 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.
First Screenshots from Victoria II: A House Divided
Victoria II: A House Divided Main Features
New starting point in 1861 allowing players to experience the US Civil War from the start
Manufacture reasons to go to war with other countries, all in the quest for power
Civilize your country with new reform paths to ultimately become equal with European nations
Invest in building infrastructure and factories in other countries to strengthen their ties to you
Deeper political system with new national focus options and new types of reforms
New system of popular movements that can be appeased or suppressed, but if ignored will become the revolutionaries of tomorrow
Improved interface with more information easily available to improve the gameplay
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 firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series, as well as now encompassing titles on other platforms such as Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West released in 2010 on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 and the forthcoming Defenders of Ardania on iPad as well as PC.
2011-2012 will be Paradox Interactive's most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as Defenders of Ardania, Sword of the Stars II, King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame, Crusader Kings II, Naval War: Arctic Circle, Warlock: Master of the Arcane and War of the Roses. It is also expanding its presence in the free-to-play arena through Paradox Connect with upcoming games such as Salem: The Crafting MMO.
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