Paradox Announces Europa Universalis IV Emperor Expansion

Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 09:51 | By: Joseph Allen
All Aspire To Empire In Emperor

Grand strategy empire-builder Europa Universalis IV is getting a new expansion. Europa Universalis IV: Emperor doesn't have a release window yet, but it's promising to revitalize a number of the game's systems concerning religion and internal affairs.

Improvements in Europa Universalis IV: Emperor revolve mainly around the Holy Roman Empire, the Papal State, and other Catholic nations. Paradox is also promising a "greater amount of interactivity" in its kingdom management systems and internal affairs. You can check out the trailer for Europa Universalis IV below:

 
 

What new features will Europa Universalis IV: Emperor bring?

There's plenty on its way to Europa Universalis IV in Emperor. You'll now be able to appoint cardinals, issue Papal Bulls, and gather tithes from your citizens. New systems coming to the Holy Roman Empire will challenge your authority and force you to decide between centralized monarchy and decentralized federation. Here's a full list of everything that's coming to Europa Universalis IV with the Emperor expansion:

  • A Powerful Pope: Appoint cardinals, publish Papal Bulls and gather tithes. The Vatican and Papal Controller now have new abilities to sway the souls of Christendom.
  • New Holy Roman Empire Systems: Imperial Incidents provide new challenges to the Emperor's power and authority. Will your empire follow a course to a centralized monarchy or decentralized federation?.
  • Revolutions Revamped: The spirit of Revolution is a contagion that must be either embraced or vigorously opposed. Use the guillotine and revolutionary guard to enforce the new way of thinking.
  • The Hussite Faith: Bohemia has an early game chance to embrace heresy and stand alone against the Pope until The Reformation.
  • Hegemonies: If you accomplish great feats, you should expect great rewards. Seize the mantle of honor for accumulating great wealth and armies.
  • New Missions: Over 20 new unique mission trees for a variety of European nations
  • Defender of Faith: With great responsibility comes great power. Earn more bonuses for defending a major religion than for defending a small one.
  • The Council of Trent and Counter-Reformation: Join other Catholic rulers to slow down the spread of the Reformation by making concessions to the unruly mob or harshly imposing the will of God.
  • Provoke Rebellions: Risk a larger rebellion now while you think you can manage it instead of waiting for discontent to take its course.

These updates will land alongside a major free content update for Europa Universalis IV. The update will be available to all players and will add a new redrawn map of Central Europe and the Crown Lands. You'll also find new ideas alongside a host of other changes.

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor lands sometime in 2020. In the meantime, you can check the base game out on Steam.

Are you looking forward to Europa Universalis IV: Emperor? Let us know in the comments below!


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