STOCKHOLM - August 25, 2016
- Few things are more contagious than the stories people tell about Crusader Kings II
. Tales of intrigue, piety, conquest and murderous sibling rivalry have circled the internet for over four years. Today, Paradox Development Studio adds the world’s greatest pandemic to the mix in The Reaper’s Due
, the latest expansion to its best-selling medieval grand strategy-roleplaying game.
The Reaper’s Due
adds a host of new mechanics centered on the Black Death and other world shaping epidemics. Lock your gates to keep the plague from infecting your court, even if it means cutting yourself off from your suffering citizens. Peace and good management will see your provinces reward you with greater wealth and manpower, but rampant disease may depopulate your countryside.
The Reaper’s Due
introduces many new systems and features to what is already the richest medieval tapestry in gaming:
- The Black Death:
New additions to epidemic system include this super destructive disease and a new map mode that track the expansion of deadly illnesses.
- Court Physicians:
This new position for learned courtiers opens up a series of events tied to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases with medieval tech.
Slow down the spread of epidemics by investing in these outposts that care for the sick and infirm.
- Prosperity and Depopulation:
Watch your provinces thrive under your careful attention and degrade under the pressures of diseases run amok.
Take a page from the Masque of the Red Death and hide yourself away with your court as plagues ravage the countryside.
And even more: New physical traits, new events chain and a host of smaller changes.
Are you a clever enough ruler to make it through one of humanity’s darkest moments? Invest wisely and avoid the plague, or shut yourself off and take advantage of the destruction later. The choice, as always, is yours.
Free update patch 2.6
And as per usual the expansion is accompanied by a free patch that should have been downloaded by your Steam client already. You can read the patch notes here![forum.paradoxplaza.com]
The Reaper’s Due Content Pack
Also a new content pack has been released and is available . You can see a preview of the content here[forum.paradoxplaza.com]
Full Plate Metal Music Pack!
From Tobias Gustavsson, composer of “Viking Metal”
and “Guns, Drums and Steel”,
five completely original compositions have been created to add intensity to your Crusader Kings experience, with inspirations drawn from Viking music, the Main Theme, Nordic culture, and – of course – heavy metal. You can get it right here!