Victoria 3: Sphere of Influence Released

Paradox Interactive announces Victoria 3 is expanding its reach with new Sphere of Influence DLC that's now available on the Humble Store* and Steam for Victoria 3, the grand strategy sequel for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It's part of the Expansion Pack, which is part of the Grand Edition, so if you already own either of those, you already own this. The Release Trailer is here with actual glimpses of gameplay along with animations and cinematics. The new DLC comes with a version 1.7 patch, and this post has details on both releases. Here's more on the DLC:
Put your diplomatic skill to the ultimate test in Sphere of Influence, a new expansion to Victoria 3. Pull other nations into your orbit through diplomatic skill, economic leverage or straightforward bribery. Building a durable international faction of like-minded governments, pursuing common goals for a common good and the glory of your power.

Paradox Interactive’s grand strategy simulation of the Victorian Age offers new ways to impose your will on the world. A coalition of reactionary powers can form blocs to work against the threat of liberal forces in other nations. Use your economic might to co-opt or coerce other regimes, spreading the banner of your ideology wherever your fleets might sail. Resist or embrace domestic pressure to change your traditional foreign policy, as economic and ideological agitators push you to build new coalitions of power.

Sphere of Influence adds many new actions and systems to illustrate the quick moving nature of diplomatic relations in this dramatic era, including new content specifically about The Great Game - the decades long competition between the British and Russian Empires for pre-eminence in North India and Central Asia.
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