Video game publishers Paradox Interactive and developers Paradox Development Studios have released their latest bit of DLC for Crusader Kings II. The fifth (not fourth) major DLC expansion for the game is called The Old Gods and focuses mostly on the pagans that were previously unplayable. There is also the 1.10 patch and three other companion DLC that have also been released. Finally there is a new and pretty rubbish release trailer for The Old Gods DLC.
Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods Release Trailer.
Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
From store.steampowered.com: “Europe is in turmoil. The land has been fragmented into petty fiefdoms. The Emperor is struggling with the Pope. The Holy Father declares that all who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods is the fourth expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG. Finally play as a Pagan or Zoroastrian ruler, with particular focus on the dreaded Vikings. Pillage and adventure according to true Viking tradition!” This DLC costs £9.99.
Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits
“Enhance your Crusader Kings II experience with the Norse Portraits Pack. The Norse Portraits pack adds thousands of unique face combinations for northern Europe including Sweden, Denmark and Norway.” This DLC costs £0.99.
Crusader Kings II: Norse Unit Pack
“Enhance your Crusader Kings II experience with the Norse Unit Pack. The Norse Unit Pack adds unique graphics for countries in northern Europe including Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Expect beards, axes and that pagan feeling to terrify neighboring regions.” This DLC costs £0.99.
Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods
“Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods contains four new songs, totaling almost 12 minutes, created by the talented composer Andreas Waldetoft. These grand songs run while playing as Norse characters to enhance the experience and atmosphere of the game.” This DLC costs £0.99.
- Completely revised technology system.
- Revised buildings to fit the new tech system.
- Added a Raiding and Loot system.
- Revised the Religious Authority system, with Holy Sites for all religions.
- Major rivers, navigable by Norse Pagans.
- Norse pagans can prepare invasions.
- Pagans and Zoroastrians can take concubines.
- Multiplayer should now work between all three platforms (Windows, OSX and Linux).
- Added new “The Mongols” bookmark set in 1220.
- Added the County and Duchy of Amalfi (merchant republic).
- Added “Steppe” terrain.
More detailed patch notes can be read here.
I haven’t had a chance to try out any of the four new DLC’s or see the changes in the patch notes for myself but from what I researched it looks like it is making some good and needed changes to the base Crusader Kings II game with for example a “revised technology system” and a new terrain type. Expect plenty of more DLC to come in the future.
Crusader Kings II is a good game, I highly recommend it. I have played more than hundred hours of it so far.
My other Crusader Kings II posts:
- Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods Gameplay Trailer, Developer Diaries and Also Release Date.
- The Best Video Games of 2012 and Other Awards.
- Nine New Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods DLC Screenshots and Two Video Previews. Also 1.092 Patch Notes.
- Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods DLC Coming Soon. Also Trailer and Seven Concept Artwork.
- Crusader Kings II Patch 1.09, Patch 1.091 and Three New DLC’s are Available.
- Crusader Kings II Patch 1.07 and 1.08 are Now Available.
- Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, African Unit Pack and Songs of the Caliph DLC is Now Available.
- Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam DLC Coming Soon.
- Crusader Kings II Ruler Designer DLC has been Announced.
- Video Games to Watch Out For in 2012 Part #1.