Paradox are continuing the eternal march of development and expansion of their range of grand strategy games, announcing new expansions for Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV and Hearts of Iron IV.
Crusader Kings 2: Holy Fury features the oldest game of the group, but it’s no less ambitious. It reworks a lot of game systems and puts a renewed emphasis on the Pope’s influence and the crusades. There’s new Pagan warrior lodges if you wish to eschew Catholicism, while the most pious of players can earn sainthood and pass their glories down to the descenders. The battle events have been completely reworks, with more options for trying to sway or antagonise your neighbours and rivals.
Large parts of that are coming as a free update, but the DLC will bring new ways to start your game with the Shattered Worlds and Random Worlds options to rejig the map.
Crusader Kings II Holy Fury is coming later this year for $19.99.
Europa Universalis IV: Dharma brings a new emphasis on the the Indian subcontinent, adding much more nuance to the region, updating the mission trees for those states, creating charter companies so that you can straight up buy land from countries and reworking the policy system – this is a free update on a foundational level but with more options for those buying the expansion.
In related news, the Estates system from Cossacks will be made free for all players, but as it was part of a paid expansion, those who own the Cossacks expansion will receive a new Cossacks government type.
Europa Universalis IV: Dharma will be available later this year for a suggested retail price of $19,99.
Finally, Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns is a much needed overhaul for the naval combat in the WW2 era strategy title. It promises to let you design warships in more detail, refit older ships and bring more alternate history possibilities for the United States and other democratic nations.
More will be revealed about this in the coming weeks, but Man the Guns will be a $19.99 expansion to the game.