Heart of Darkness
, the second expansion for Victoria II
, a detailed political/economic simulation of the Victorian Age, an era of rapid transformation of technology, politics and business, is scheduled for release in March 2013, Paradox Interactive
announced. As its name suggests, Heart of Darkness focuses on the Scramble for Africa, the late 19th century rush for newly discovered wealth and land in a continent whose interior had been mostly free from European domination.
The upcoming expansion also introduces a new diplomatic event, International Crises, where the colliding desires of rival empires get settled by Great Power mediation and where smaller powers can manipulate their friends to support their own local ambitions. Six screenshots
found their way in our gallery.