Paradox Interactive announces April 25th as the release date for Imperator:
Rome, their upcoming toga-clad grand strategy game. You may have to wait that
long to play it, but you can pay for it right now, as they are accepting
preorders, though there are no incentives for doing so. The release date is
part of a new story
trailer, and the following announcement:
The consuls and eldest
citizens, having gathered in the Temple of Saturn to seek the favor of the gods,
consulted the college of augurs to determine the most fortunate date to launch
the new venture. After making the appropriate sacrifices, the augurs decreed
that that the Gods find ante diem octavum Kalendas Aprilis, ad urba condita 2772
to be the luckiest date.
For the more barbarian of you, this means that Paradox is announcing that
Imperator: Rome will be available on 25 April, 2019. The game may be pre-ordered
at the Paradox store and other major online retailers starting at $39.99.
Imperator: Rome is a new historical grand strategy game from Paradox Development
Studio and Johan Andersson. Imperator drops you into the classical world a
decade after the death of Alexander the Great. Govern hundreds of ancient
kingdoms, tribes and republics, expanding your glory while keeping disloyal
governors and unhappy subjects in their place.
Features of Imperator: Rome include:
Challenging but familiar classical setting: Rome
does not yet dominate Italy. Carthage manages dozens of vassal city states
in a naval empire. The mantle of Alexander is disputed by kings in
Macedonia, Egypt, Anatolia and Persia. India bows to Chandragupta’s Mauryan
Unique Government Mechanics: Kings will find they
have a freer hand to do as they please than a consul in a republic, but with
fewer political outlets, monarchies may breed traitors more quickly.
Most detailed Paradox map yet: Hundreds of towns
dot the map, some with fortresses or ports to emphasize their strategic
importance. Each province’s population will ultimately determine its value
and purpose in the empire.
Population management: Citizens, freemen, slaves
and tribal populations bring benefits to your empire, but also burdens if
the influx of cheap foreign labor strains your research or food supply.
Flexible trade system: Exchange surplus goods from
far across the sea to satisfy your people or build better armies, or keep
your surplus for added bonuses at home.
Cultural Military Traditions: Different cultures
will evolve their armies in different ways. Embrace the Parthian horse
archer as a Persian nation, strengthen your triremes as a Punic power or
trust everything to the heavy infantry as a Roman.
Battle tactics: Choose how your general will
approach the coming battle, making the most of force composition and
terrain. Use your light infantry to skirmish advantage in rough ground.
Gamble on a full assault in open plains.
Manage of court of hundreds of characters: Watch
and guide hundreds of characters through three centuries of history.
Families will rise and fall in prominence. Some will be heroes, some will be
traitors. Create new legends that will sing through time.
And Much More: Dynamic events, scheming against
rivals, beautiful art and music, barbarian migrations, inventions, religious
ideas, laws, royal pretenders and other features to fill in a rich ancient