Hot damn, Crusader Kings II is a fine strategy game, bristling with intrigue and duplicitous political machinations, forging familial bonds of blood in the hopes of siring a dynasty of lords and ladies, and perhaps even kings and queens. We love it in all of its enormous majesty.
And it's about to get bigger.
Paradox have just announced that another expansion pack is incoming, with The Old Gods reaching back into the Dark Ages for some pagan-tastic treatment.Paradox sent over a fat press release detailing the new features, which we've neatly replicate for you here:
Religious Turmoil: Restore the Old Gods to prominence through sacrifice and divination, or force the pagans to convert through new missionary missions
Earlier start: 200 years of more gameplay with the special 867 AD bookmark
Rebels With a Cause: Rebels are no longer faceless rabble, but led by defined characters with specific agendas
Adventurers: Watch as landless younger sons and charismatic warriors raise armies
Pillage and Prosper: Loot provinces and burn cities to the ground – lest your warlike people grow angry during extended peacetime!
Heathens: Convert them or play as them and survive, reforming your faith to stand the test of time
Prepared Invasions: Declare your intent to invade a rich target, and watch adventurers and opportunists flock to your banner.
Unholy UI: A new pagan interface is available alongside all-new events, decisions, and units
There's even a little teaser trailer, which we've stuck below. You can read our Crusader Kings II review here.