Paradox Interactive announced yesterday two new expansions for their award-winning grand strategy games, Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV. You will get to learn the art of war in the expansions, with the ‘Art of War’ on Europa Universalis IV and ‘Charlemagne’ on Crusader Kings II. Players who are interested in one or both expansions, you will be able to get your hands on the expansions for PC, Mac, and Linux in the near future. The expansions will have new events, new mechanics, new in-game abilities, and plenty of new ways to change the course of history for all you strategy guru’s out there.
In Crusader Kings II’s expansion ‘Charlemagne,’ players will get to meet the one named the ‘Father of Europe,’ who was behind bringing together the continents for the first time since the fall of Rome and the founding of the Holy Roman Empire. Come into the expansion, you will take on another century, the year is 769 AD, and the ‘Father of Europe’ has risen to power. Experience new game options that allows for you to chart your own place in history, for example you will be able to read a new feature that is like an in-game “Chronicle”, where you will get to see the dynasty’s conquests, labors for the faith, and marriages. Though there is plenty more in the expansion, players will notice that in Charlemagne, which one last one to mention is that players will get to customize their Kingdoms, with an option to create your own names and banners.
Here is the trailer for the Charlemagne expansion on Crusader Kings II:
You thought the meeting the ‘Father of Europe’ was the only thing here? Well that was just the beginning, in the Europa Universalis IV expansion “Art of War,” players will get to experience new possibilities of exploration that will show you what Clausewitz called the “continuation of politic by other means.” The expansion will have new mechanics that will effect battle scenes, where it will now allow warlords to launch sorties from sieges, transfer occupied lands to allies, and sell obsolete ships. With a new improved Reformation system, players will be able to relive the experience of the Thirty Years’ War with the in-game events that show how they fare in Europe’s conflict prior to the 20th century. Players will be able to try a new set of diplomatic options, which these were inspired by the Napoleonic Era and there is also the creation of client states to support or resist the revolutions.
You can find out more information about and screenshots of the ‘Charlemagne’ expansion can be found here and more information about ‘Art of War’ can be found here. You can follow Paradox Interactive on Twitter and like them on Facebook.