Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studios has announced the release date for Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods. On May 28th fans will get to play the long awaited expansion to this game. With the announcement is the latest trailer showcasing gameplay and important features in the game.
Like its predecessor Crusader Kings, Crusader Kings 2 is a grand strategy RPG, where you rule your very own kingdom in medieval Europe. The game takes place in the year 1066, where European monarchy was at large, and Christianity is starting to become widespread across the continent. Not only do you get to manage your own fiefdom, you also get to interact with others and expand your influence over the world. You encounter many challenges along the way, including war, domestic politics, and diplomacy. Besides dealing with other rulers, you have your own vassals to manage, and some of them aren’t as loyal as you would want them to be. If you’re going to become the Crusader King, you’ll have to be wary of enemies both foreign and domestic.
What’s significant about The Old Gods expansion is that it takes place 200 years prior to the events of Crusader Kings 2, when the Vikings were at the height of their power in the world; Islamic impact is also strong at this point, expanding even further across the globe.
This isn’t the first expansion to Crusader Kings 2, but rather the fourth. Since its release, players have enjoyed a number of additions to the gameplay. The Sword of Islam expansion for example, allows you to play as Muslim rulers and includes new features such as polygamy. Similar to the previous expansions, The Old Gods is not short of added content. It gives you the ability to play as Pagan and Zoroastrian rulers, to convert people to your religion, and even allows you to pillage and burn down villages in your conquest. Another new component of the game is having to contend with the Pope as you try and build a formidable kingdom.
The Old Gods is sure to keep players happy for a long time to come, making this summer a particularly busy one for Crusader King fans.