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Paradox Announce Mercantile Crusader Kings II Expansion Pack

Matt Gardner
Crusader Kings II, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, DLC, Paradox Interactive, PC games, Strategy games

Paradox Announce Mercantile Crusader Kings II Expansion Pack

Blood counts for a lot in Crusader Kings II. In fact, it pretty much counts for everything, which is perhaps not surprising in a game all about building a dynasty across centuries. However, Paradox are to build upon their fantastic grand strategy title by introducing a spot of capitalism to proceedings, giving players the chance to become the head of a Patrician family in a burgeoning Merchant Republic, and build a mercantile empire to conquer the known world.Here's the host of coming features from the official blurb:

  • Experience a new and different type of game by playing as one of the great merchant republics of Venice, Genoa, Pisa, the Hanseatic League or Gotland.
  • As the head of a Patrician family, you must guide your Republican dynasty through fortune and misfortune in a world dominated by kings and emperors.
  • Build Trade Posts and expand your mercantile empire by controlling the sea lanes and coasts of Europe... and defend it against rival Patricians, Republics and greedy feudal lords.
  • Improve your trade posts and your prestigious family palace with dozens of unique new buildings.
  • Compete in the Doge elections, compensating for lack of age and prestige by investing money in your campaign fund.
  • Survive feuds with other Patrician families and plot to seize trade posts from your rivals; new plot and many special events for characters in the Republics.
  • New Republican skin for the interface.
  • Unique clothes and ship models for Republics.

Crusader Kings II: The Republic is set for release in Q1 2013, across all major digital download portals for $9.99 USD. You can read our Crusader Kings II review here.

Add a comment3 comments
Doors  Dec. 10, 2012 at 16:57

This game makes my head hurt but I love it

MattGardner  Dec. 10, 2012 at 18:30

Same. I'm still not entirely sure I actually understand everything in it, in spite of what is actually a fairly accessible tutorial (for a Paradox game), but that hasn't stopped me diving into it for hours on end.

Doors  Dec. 10, 2012 at 18:56

I definitely don't understand everything and it's the same for me played for hours on end


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