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Victoria II (Windows)

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Paradox press release (August 13, 2010):

    Victoria 2 Now Available

    NEW YORK – August 13, 2010 – Paradox Interactive today released Victoria 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Victoria. With over 200 countries to choose from and eight different types of government, the past is now your creation in this historical, grand strategy PC title.

    Paradox has also released a cinematic trailer to celebrate the occasion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO1Am2VlNuY

    Created by the developers of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron, Victoria 2 is set during the colonial era of the 19th century featuring historical gameplay on a map of the entire world. Guide your 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.

    “The pre-order exceeded our expectations, but we should have seen that coming,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Victoria 2 provides the right combination of history, simulation and strategy—exposing a game meant to challenge and excite the ultimate gamer.”

    Victoria 2 is available today for digital download on all leading digital distribution platforms and European stores. Visit http://www.victoria2.com/game-info/buy-the-game for a complete list of places to purchase the game.

    For more information, join the community on http://www.facebook.com/victoria2game, visit http://www.victoria2.com, http://www.paradoxplaza.com or follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/victoria2game

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107527) on Jul 06, 2011.

www.victoria2.com (Official website):

    Rule by Iron, Conquer through Blood

    Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century. Victoria II is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest, and colonization.

    Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences all over the world. The population will react to your decisions based on their political awareness, social class, as well as their willingness to accept or revolt against their government.

    • Deep engrossing political simulation with dozens of different governments.
    • Detailed economy with over fifty different types of goods and various production factories.
    • Advanced Technological system with thousands of inventions to discover.
    • Improved graphics and interface, as well as multiplayer support.
    • A streamlined interface makes the game easily accessible.
    • Automation of various tasks including, trade and population promotion.
    • Advanced spheres of influences system, where the great powers battle over the control of the world.
    • Cottage production simulating pre-industrial economies.
    • Gunboat Diplomacy, no need for negotiating as a fleet outside a port may be a more persuasive argument.
    • Historical and Dynamic events guiding your country through the history.
    • Over 200 different countries can be played, during the era stretching from 1835 to the onset of WWII.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107527) on Jul 06, 2011.