Paradox Interactive announces Mandate of Heaven
, a new expansion coming
to Europa Universalis IV
, their grand strategy sequel. This focuses on
the major nations of East Asia, as shown in
will be available "soon," and in the meantime, here's an outline:
come and dynasties go, but China is eternal. An unbroken chain stretches through
the millennia, and now this mantle lies on your shoulders. Rest secure in the
Forbidden City, husbanding your power for the storms you know are coming. Your
neighbors will kowtow and bring tribute to your palace. Does anyone dare
challenge you, the heir to the Mandate of Heaven?
Mandate of Heaven is the newest expansion to Europa Universalis IV, the renowned
historical grand-strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Mandate of
Heaven enhances the game experience for playing the major nations of East Asia,
especially Ming China, Japan, and the Manchu tribes.
One of the centerpieces of Mandate of Heaven is managing the Celestial Empire,
similar to how the Holy Roman Empire has been handled in Europa Universalis IV.
Increase the power of your mandate by commanding tribute, then use your mandate
to reform the imperial system, strengthening your grip on the Middle Kingdom and
the continent as a whole. Embrace the meritocracy of China’s civil service to
pass decrees that meet your empire’s immediate needs. Can you hold off
challengers to your claim?
Mandate of Heaven’s features include:
- Ages and Golden Eras: Earn perks in four
historical ages for meeting specific goals, building up to declaring your
nation’s single Golden Era - 50 years of prosperity and power.
- Meritocracy: The Chinese emperor can hire good
advisors more cheaply, keeping the empire functional no matter who rules.
- Tributaries: Some Asian nations can demand that
weaker powers pay an annual tribute, whether in gold, manpower or monarch
- Manchu Banners: Manchu provinces can provide cheap
and effective Banner armies drawn from the traditional tribe system.
- Japanese Shogunate: Compel the loyalty of your
daimyos with new interactions that require them to submit to your authority,
contribute to your power or even commit seppuku
- Diplomatic Macrobuilder: Common diplomatic actions
are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface.
- New Events and Decisions: Most of these new
systems are connected to new event series or decisions, enhancing your
Mandate of Heaven will also ship alongside new Content Packs fitting the
theme of the expansion, with new unit designs for many of the East Asian powers
and other updated army models.