|Paradox begin pre-orders for Victoria II: Heart of Darkness, launches April 16th|
|Posted: 02.04.2013 14:51 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
The latest expansion to Paradix Interactive's Victoria II can now be pre-ordered. Heart of Darkness adds a lot more ways to "grab and hold colonies in the mad scramble for Africa." It releases mid-April.
Select outlets will offer Victoria I Complete to those who pre-order, or 75% off Victoria titles including Victoria II and Victoria II: A House Divided. This add-on also adds International Crises.
Paradox has released a new gameplay teaser for Heart of Darkness. It's priced around $19.99 and will hit most digital platforms April 16th.
"As a bonus to those who pre-order Heart of Darkness, select retailers will be offering a Victoria I Complete—a gold edition of the original title that started it all—for free. Other retailers will offer 75% off Victoria titles, including Victoria II and Victoria II: A House Divided, with any pre-order of Heart of Darkness," read the press release.
Highlights of Victoria II: Heart of Darkness:
■ Experience a brand new colonization system
Use your navy to expand your empire, compete against other colonial powers and struggle to maintain your overseas control. Colonial conflicts can spiral out of control and become international crises where they will have to be decided by diplomatic negotiations or risk costly wars.
■ Battle your enemies in the new naval combat system
Together with the new colonization system, your navies are more important than ever. We have revamped the entire naval combat system and made it much more detailed and exciting with a new system of gun ranges and maneuvering into positions for battles. New powerful battleships join the other classes of ships to bridge the gap to Dreadnoughts.
■ Prepare for International Crises
Around the world international crises continually call on the Great Powers to mediate and compromise, with war always being the last resort. As one of the lesser powers, use your influence to stir up the local flash points so you can use fleet footed diplomacy to get the Great Powers to right the wrongs that have been committed against your nation!
■ Follow the global events with the new newspaper system
You will receive reports on local and global events as well as the world's changing situation to keep up to date and get a greater sense of immersion. Over 60 newspapers, both historic and otherwise, periodically present you with the latest news reports of war, major events, royal gossip and other matters of interest.
This is the second major expansion to Victoria II, with the first adding more to the United States political events in A House Divided which focused on the American Civil War.