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Play as One of the Great Medieval Merchant
NEW YORK – January 15, 2013 – They say
that blood and business should never mix. They are wrong. Paradox
Interactive and Paradox Development Studios welcome you to the
family as they proudly announce
Crusader Kings II: The Republic, the third expansion for
the critically acclaimed Strategy RPG classic.
Crusader Kings II: The Republic introduces the great
merchant Republics of medieval Europe as playable entities for the
first time. A fresh, new experience from playing as a feudal region
Crusader Kings II, players adopt the role as the head, or
Patrician, of one of the five great merchant families in the
Republic as they build trade posts and expand provincial empires
while attempting to assert dominance over the other rival families,
Republics and feudal lords.
Start your beginnings in the trade industry by checking out the
launch trailer here:
View the video at
Crusader Kings II: The Republic is out now from all major
digital download portals for $9.99.
Also releasing today are two smaller DLC’s in the form of
Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, which contains
three new songs, and
Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, containing
thousands of unique face combos for male and female characters.
Both are priced at $1.99 from all major digital download
On Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. PST) Paradox
Interactive will host a streaming event that showcases
The Republic in all its trading glory. To view the
broadcast, head over to the official Paradox Interactive TwitchTV
Patch 1.09 fo
r Crusader Kings II has also been released today; read the
full patch notes at
Crusader Kings II: The Republic key features:
- Experience a fresh, new type of
Crusader Kings II experience by playing as one of
‘The Big 5’ merchant Republics of medieval Europe:
Venice, Genoa, Pisa, Gotland and the Hansa.
- As the head of a Patrician family you must guide your
Republican dynasty through fortune and misfortune in a world
dominated by kings and emperors.
- Build trade posts and expand your mercantile empire by
controlling the sea-lanes and coasts of Europe... and defend it
against rival Patricians, Republics and greedy feudal lords.
- Improve your trade posts and your prestigious family palace
with dozens of unique new buildings.
- Compete in the Doge elections, compensating for lack of age and
prestige by investing money in your campaign fund.
- Survive feuds with other Patrician families and plot to seize
trade posts from your rivals; new plot and many special events for
characters in the Republics.
- New Republican skin for the interface.
- Unique clothes and ship models for Republics.