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Paradox reveals Europa Universalis IV for Q3 2013
Posted: 10.08.2012 15:24 by Jamie Davey Comments: 11
Paradox Development Studio announced today that it's developing Europa Universalis IV, the 4th instalment for its grand strategy series, which will be released exclusively for the PC in Q3 2013.

Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide it through the years and create a dominant global empire and will provide you unprecedented freedom in how you want to rule your nation and is unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy.

Click here to view the announcement trailer.


 
Here's a full list of features:

- Take your own decisions: Nation building is flexible: decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and more. The possibilities are endless.
- Use your Monarch Power: Experience the new system of monarch power where your spread of choices is influence by the caliber of the man you have at the top. Do you have a warrior King? Then it is time to make war.
- Experience history coming to life: The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Thousands of historical events guide you, with unique different flavor depending on the country you play. Have more than a thousand historical leaders and over 4000 historical Monarchs at your disposal.
- The world is now your playground: Players can enjoy over 300 years of gameplay in a lush topographic map in full 3D. Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game’s extensive time span.
- Experience the all new trade system: The trade system adds a new dimension to the great trade empires of the period. Seize control of key ports to expand your trade, support it with your powerful fleet and the wealth of the world will flow to you.
- Bring out your diplomatic skills: Deeper diplomatic gameplay, with coalitions, threats, fleet basing rights and detailed support for rebels. Introducing unilateral opinions, a country may dislike you, but you can be neutral towards them.
- Engage in Multiplayer: Battle against your friends or try co-operative multiplayer mode that allows several players to work together to control a single nation for up to 32 players. Featuring hotjoin, improved chat, new matchmaking server andsupport for a standalone server.
- Create your own history & customize your game: Europa Universalis IV gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire.


Check back later on this afternoon as we'll be publishing a full interview with Thomas Johansson and Johan Andersson to find out more about Europa Universalis IV.

Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2012
SirRoderick
Holy hell, 2013 is going to be freaking stellar!
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2012
nocutius
Q3 2013 is so far away :(
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 10, 2012
herodotus
Yes Roderick, it's back to the Middle Ages for you (not that you ever left). I'm afraid the "EU" series has never 'grabbed' me as I'm afraid my days of boardgaming are well over. The same tired old map of Europe, the same drab sprites, the same spread sheet 'gameplay'. Nope, pass.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2012
nocutius
You can play as any nation on the planet, so that's hardly a valid concern.
If you don't like the gameplay itself that's another thing though and can't be helped, I'm similar when it comes to CK.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2012
SirRoderick
Well I can understand why it doesn't appeal to some people (or is that most people?), But I bloody love it!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 10, 2012
herodotus
Yes it's certainly a niche genre, as with many strategy titles. I don't mind Aegod's games, as poorly optimised as they are with bugged and almost imcompresensible tutorials. We strategists all have our little keyhole hobbies and they're all different, thankfully.
Rejoice:)

@noccy
Playing as Australia would not be much fun in the "EU" eras as we 'imported' mainly (convicts, immigrants), with only a few sheep leaving our barbed wire shores.
Hmmmm...much as it is today come to think of it.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2012
SirRoderick
What you have to play as Aussyland for it to be interesting? Nice choice of games you got there :P
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 10, 2012
herodotus
Heh...just being patriotic to support our Olympians.
/Salute!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2012
SirRoderick
Well it is nice to play as one's own nation, true enough. I must admit I have done a few "Belgium takes over Europe" attempts in Victoria II :P
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 11, 2012
herodotus
There was a novel written about two decades ago, "Act of War" by an Australian Michael O'Connor where India invaded Australia's Cocos and Christmas Islands. A ripping yarn, but wouldn't go down well in today's political and multicultural climate. Pity.
In fact there's been quite a few Australian invasion stories written, most recently "Tommorrow When The War Began" and I think it would make for a damned good RTS or TBS. Especially with our agreements with SE Asian neighbours and the US, there could be double-deals and Terrorism thrown in. Hmmmm....
By TEALCX (I just got here) on Aug 11, 2012
TEALCX
It's going to be amazing :D