Aztecs launch Sunset Invasion in Crusader Kings II, new DLC November 15th
Posted: 31.10.2012 15:20 by Simon Priest Comments: 11
Paradox Interactive have announced new DLC for Crusader Kings II. This time Christianity and Islam take a back seat as the mighty Aztecs pop over from the Americas to invade the Europeans.

It's the first time ever from Paradox as they introduce a "fantasy scenario" into their strategy games. The Aztecs arrive "at a random point" mid to late game.

In this alternate universe obviously someone tipped the savage civilization off about some pesky Spanish horde that would come and destroy them, so they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike.

"Introducing a wealth of new features to appease the angriest of sun gods, the upcoming Crusader Kings II DLC brings the savage, blood drenched Aztec civilization to European shores, determined to wreak carnage on its inhabitants. Cower in fear at the invaders strange gods and rituals including the potential peril of having your vital organs offered up to these vengeful deities in sacrifice. Anything to keep them happy!" blurbs the Paradox press release.

"It will be survival of the fittest to survive the onslaught of the menacing Mesoamerican warriors, bringing with them exotic and deadly diseases, and an appetite for destruction."

Sunset Invasion highlights:

? A new invading threat arrives at a random point in the mid to late game, conquering from the West

? Unique new portraits, on-map shields and units for the great Mesoamerican Menace

? Cower in fear at the Aztec gods: New Aztec culture and religion

? Human Sacrifice! When a province is lost, no-one is safe from the threat of losing their hearts on the obsidian altars

? Survive the terrible disease brought by the pagan oppressors: A new plague from across the Ocean

Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion releases November 15th for $4.99.

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By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Oct 31, 2012

I'm not sure wether to turn apoplectic with fury at the broken authenticity or start skipping with joy at the unexpected originality o_o
By Wladrock (SI Newbie) on Oct 31, 2012
They can't be serious about this. This is stupid and they should focus on enhancing the already existing content without going too far. After this one, will they do an alien invasion with the church of scientology as their religion? I seriously disapprove of this.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 31, 2012
Saw this in this morning's newsletter from PI and thought basically the same thing as SirRoderick - WTH???
Why not throw in Panzers and the Maginot Line while they're at it? Even Nukes could be hidden on the continent.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2012
This is news xD...
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2012
Honestly, no one's going to be thinking this is a serious addition, so I don't see the problem with broken's an optional thing, take it or leave it.

And I honestly might take it, it's just so different! Also, think of the modders' glee!
By wolfsrain (SI Member) on Nov 01, 2012
I actually now expect a Monty Python and the Holy Grail DLC. I expected a DLC that would give me the possibility to play with the Pagan nations, or with the republics or theocracies....Instead, we get this. I wouldn't mind an Aztec DLC release after the mentioned factions in the game are made playable, but now, just doesn't make sense.
By Wladrock (SI Newbie) on Nov 01, 2012
I agree with wolfsrain.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2012
This was fun to do in EU series but as an official expansion for a CK games it just seems a bit wacky. Like wolfsrain said this would be better off if released after a few extra "normal" expansions.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2012
I honestly don't mind ^^

It's just not something you HAVE to buy, that's the point. It's just a bit of DLC, not even a full expansion. I mean it's just a fiver. The base game remains the same and already HAS several excellent DLC's in the authentic vein.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 02, 2012
it would have been better to put the time and resources into creating something aunthentic and at least believable and later, for a bit of fun, release this kind of thing. I'll take authenticity, including alternate versions of history, any day over pure fantasy.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 02, 2012
I like both in their own measure. *shrugs*

I do get your point though.