Paradox Interactive announces Europa Universalis III: In Nomine, an expansion
for the real-time strategy sequel expected some time before summer, which seems
oddly close to the planned release of
. In a twist we can't recall encountering before,
this is actually an expansion for an expansion, as In Nomine requires the
New York, USA (March 6, 2008) –
Paradox Interactive announced today a new expansion for critically acclaimed
Europa Universalis III.
EU III - In Nomine (requires Napoleon's Ambition) is scheduled for a release
before summer and fans of the series and strategy games can discuss the game
further with more than 90,000 other gamer on the
"The idea for this expansion was born on our forums, said Producer and Head of
the Paradox development team Johan Andersson". "In this case we felt that the
forum wishes for the next EU III expansion was aligned with our visions for
Europa Universalis III and we are really excited to launch this product".
• Start in October 1399 and the coronation of Henry IV of
England. Experience over 50 more years of gameplay, experiencing the Byzantine
Empire, Tamerlane and the end of the Hundred Years War.
• Better overview of the decisions needed to shape the
future of your country. Strive to create Great Britain, Make Paris worth a Mass,
or institute an East Indian Trade Company. Act, rather than react, and implement
decisions on both country and province level, with the new decision system,
including hundreds of different decisions depending on situation.
• Experience the new Mission System, where the player and
AI alike will be given goals to achieve, providing endless replayability by
guiding history along different tracks every time.
• Rebels with a Cause. There are countless types of rebels,
all with different goals, and different abilities. You may get colonial rebels
in your colonies determined to get representation or independence, you may get
reactionary nobles rising up to put the serfs back where the belong. Crush them
by force, or negotiate with them, or even worse, watch them enforce their
demands on your country.
• Religious tolerance now depends on the ideas and
decisions you take, making it a new layer of strategy. As cardinals stay loyal
longer, the power of the Papa Controller has grown, as he can now excommunicate
rulers, and call crusades against infidels.
• Revised AI, focusing on strategic top level goals, with
support for fully scriptable logics.