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Europa Universalis IV

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Paradox Development
Release Date: Aug. 13, 2013

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'Europa Universalis IV' Winds of Change Expansion Coming In May - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2024 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT

Your dreams of leading a global empire have laid dormant for too long. Europa Universalis IV brings those dreams to life with unprecedented flexibility, new options for imperial management, and the deep commitment to historical gameplay.

Europa Universalis IV: Domination, the most popular nations get a complete makeover with new historical color. New mission trees for the great powers (the Ottoman Empire, Ming China, France, Russia, and more) change the types of alternate histories available.

Many nations get new military units, political Estates to manage, and dozens of historical events that make the history of the early modern world come vividly to life.

The story of the early modern world is largely the story of imperial growth and colliding ambitions. England, France and Spain battle for power in a New World to fuel hegemony in the Old World. The established Ottomans are confronted by a new rising power in Russia. In Asia, the old Chinese and Japanese empires fight centuries of inertia in search of centralized authority. Now, in Europa Universalis IV: Domination, you can rediscover the histories of these great powers with updated historical detail.

Domination is a new expansion pack for Paradox Interactive’s classic grand strategy game about the rise and fall of empires from the Renaissance to the Age of Revolutions. In Domination, many of the most popular and powerful nations are getting updated mission trees and other historical details, in an add-on with true global reach and multiple new alternate histories.

The eventful centuries of the Renaissance, Reformation and Revolutions saw the unseating of many ways of life and the upending of traditional arrangements. In Europa Universalis IV: Winds of Change, you can explore new and exciting histories of many of these dramatic changes.

Winds of Change is an upcoming Expansion for Europa Universalis IV, Paradox Interactive’s flagship historical grand strategy game. Scheduled for release on May 08, 2024, Winds of Change adds more focus to key regions of the world. New mission trees, new government reforms and new national mechanics are in place for over a dozen nations.

Europa Universalis IV: Winds of Change includes new historical content for:

  • Major American Nations: The Aztecs, Maya and Inca all get significant updates, including an Aztec mechanic that promotes warfare and demanding sacrifices, new ways to unite the Mayan nations into one kingdom, Incan royal authority, and many other improvements and updates. These nations also receive special content to allow an alternate-history invasion of the Old World.
  • Major Trading Nations: Both The Netherlands and Venice see expanded historical flavor, including more detailed content for the creation and enlargement of the Dutch Republic, the Glorious Revolution uniting the Dutch and British crowns, the Venetian Council of Ten, and the glories of the Venetian Renaissance.
  • Gunpowder Empires: The declining Timurid Empire can either fully embrace  Persian traditions or return to its horse empire roots through a life of plunder, and the rising Mughal Empire has new routes to unite all of India under its sway. The Central Asian Horde nations also get updates, including unique flavor for the Tatar, Mongol and Moghul Khanates.
  • Central Europe: Austria, Hungary and Bohemia get revised trees, including the possibility for the Austrian and Hungarians to form the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary and for Bohemia to expand Hussite Power in the heart of the Empire, while all three can tailor the HRE to their liking.
  • Major Formable European Nations: New alt-historical options and content for the formation of Germany and Italy.
  • Minor Orthodox Empires: Surrounded by enemies, the Black Sea kingdoms of Theodoro and Trebizond seek to thrive and expand, potentially reviving Orthodox fortunes in the region.
  • Hisn Kayfa and Hormuz/Oman: The minor nation Hisn Kayfa, heirs of the Ayyubid dynasty, and major Gulf trading powers of Hormuz and Oman get unique mission trees to dominate the Middle East.
Europa Universalis IV: Winds of Change will be available on 08 May 2024 for the suggested retail price of $19.99/£16.75/€19.99.

Europa Universalis IV is available for PC (Steam).

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