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Mandate of Heaven expansion release date for Europa Universalis 4

Mandate of Heaven expansion announced for Europa Universalis 4

Paradox Interactive and #Paradox Development Studio today revealed the release date for Mandate of Heaven. Hence the #latestexpansion for #EuropaUniversalis4. The expansion, which adds new gameplay events since the release of Rights of Man. Since these new features to Paradox’s award-winning grand strategy game of global domination, will arrive on April 6, 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s. So players will be able to experience new ways of playing Europa Universalis IV next month. While including the major nations of East Asia, with new features surrounding the Japanese Shogunate, the Celestial Empire, and more. Mandate of Heaven will retail for $19.99 USD via digital distributors worldwide.

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 points.
  • 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 historical immersion.

Therefore, to give players a first glimpse of Mandate of Heaven ahead of the release date. Paradox will begin showcasing new features from the new expansion in a live stream. Since this now available on their Twitch channel on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The first stream will take place at 14:00 CET (6:00 a.m. PDT).

So, to pre-order Mandate of Heaven for Linux, or for more information about the expansion. Make sure to visit the official Paradox store add it to your Wishlist on Steam.

Cities: Skylines 3.5 million copies sold worldwide plus Free DLC coming

cities: skylines 3.5 million copies sold worldwide plus free dlc linux mac pc

#Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that make great birthday presents. Hence just announced that Cities: Skylines. A game that released two years ago on March 10, 2015, has now sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. So Cities: Skylines, the award-winning city-building game from developer #ColossalOrder. Having just reached this milestone as of its second #anniversary. Since this includes copies sold across all retailers for Linux, Mac, Windows PC. To commemorate this achievement, Paradox and Colossal Order will be adding a free set of three new in-game buildings. Hence inspired by Chinese architecture in a promotion occurring soon.

“From the first day Cities: Skylines was released, it’s been breaking sale records,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “The game is our biggest release in history at the time. Selling 250,000 copies in its first 24 hours. The community has only grows bigger and more diverse over the last two years. Cities: Skylines perfectly showcases the kind of experiences we’re proud to support at Paradox: a game that people are just as excited to play now as they were two years ago. Happy birthday to Cities: Skylines, congratulations to Colossal Order, and my sincere thanks to all our players. Please follow me on Chirper.”

“It’s fair to say that Cities: Skylines has changed all of our lives at Colossal Order,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “This is a game we had all been working on and dreaming about creating for years. Seeing how many people have rallied around it, and seeing the incredible community sharing their cities and mods has been so rewarding and inspiring. On behalf of our entire team, thank you so much to all of our players for your ongoing support!”

Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order will be releasing a new in-game building pack as a free DLC. So this will be available to all Linux, Mac and Windows PC players of Cities: Skylines. Hence the pack will be titled “Pearls from the East,” will bring a splash of style to mayor-players’ cities. Coming complete with three new buildings: a Panda Zoo, a Chinese Temple, and the Shanghai Pearl Tower, and will be available soon.

For more information on Cities: Skylines, visit the official website. No release date has been announced yet.

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Monks and Mystics expansion releases for Crusader Kings II

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So Monks and Mystics the expansion for Crusader Kings II just released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence the renowned Paradox Development Studio medieval #grandstrategy #simulator development never sees to end. While the developer diary goes into a more in-depth look at the expansion, #features and new changes.

In a world ruled by fear of the afterlife, the wise person takes good care of their soul. Do good works. Build new churches. Defend the faith against heretics, heathens and the corruption that lurks in the heart of all. But what if there were more to the spiritual world than charity and chants? What if you could unlock the secrets of the universe – or turn your back on God entirely? Are you ready to gamble your eternal soul in Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics?

Monks and Mystics is the newest expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s beloved classic Crusader Kings II. In this new add-on, your ruler has the chance to join religious societies to improve their standing with both humankind and God (or the gods). Join a monastic order and pursue traditional virtues and learning, or seek out the kind of knowledge only available to those skilled in alchemy and astrology. You can even join underground religious cults to weaken the church or pray to elemental forces of darkness to unlock new and terrible powers.

Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics Release Trailer:

Monks and Mystics features include:

  • Monastic Orders: Special societies devoted to religious learning and pious behavior for most of the world’s faiths.
  • Secret Societies: Assassins, underground religious orders, and devil worshipers operate in the shadows to undermine the established order.
  • Relics and Treasures: Find religious relics, craft masterwork weapons, or commission spectacular jewelry to add to the glory and power of your realm.
  • New Councilor Commands: No more idle advisers, as your councilors can put their skills to work while attending court.

The bells of the abbey are calling you to serve. The chants of the witches summon you to the coven. Let these songs be the backdrop to your machinations. We are also pleased to release the new Hymns of Revelation Music Pack, just $1.99 on Steam or the official Paradox store.

Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics is available now on Steam and the official Paradox store for $14.99 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence includes new units and portraits for the English and German cultures.

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Mandate of Heaven expansion announced for Europa Universalis 4

mandate of heaven expansion announced for europa universalis 4 linux

While dynasties 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 neighbours will kowtow and bring tribute to your palace. Does anyone dare #challenge you, the heir to the Mandate of Heaven via Linux, Mac and Windows PC?

Mandate of Heaven is the newest #expansion to Europa Universalis IV gaming since Rights of Man and the previous free DLC. Hence the renowned historical grand-strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Mandate of Heaven enhances the gaming experience for playing the major nations of East Asia. Especially Ming China, Japan, and the Manchu tribes.

So one of the centrepieces of Mandate of Heaven is managing the Celestial Empire. Since the Holy Roman Empire has been handled in Europa Universalis IV. While you increase the power of your mandate by commanding tribute, then use your mandate to reform the imperial system. Hence strengthening your grip on the Middle Kingdom and the continent as a whole. Therefore, 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 points.
  • 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 historical immersion.

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.

Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven will available soon on Steam and at the Paradox Store. Since the expansion will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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Steel Division: Normandy 44 coming thanks to Paradox and Eugen Systems

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So Paradox Interactive, a publisher on the front line of gaming. Just #announced that it has partnered with Eugen Systems. A renowned developer of games such as the #Wargame-series and R.U.S.E. Hence the release of Steel Division: Normandy 44, a new tactical real-time #strategy game for Linux, Mac and Windows PCs.
Steel Division: Normandy 44
is a game that puts players in command of historically accurate tanks, troops, and vehicles at the height of World War II, and will feature a single-player campaign alongside online multiplayer modes, up to and including 10-versus-10 battles. The game will be available later this year.

Steel Division: Normandy 44 trailer:

Steel Division: Normandy 44 features thorough attention to historical detail for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence taking place from the carefully rendered tanks to the in-game maps – based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944. Since the game runs on the latest version Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine. While allowing players to zoom from an aerial, battle-wide perspective all the way down to a single unit. Keeping track of the dynamic front line as they plan and execute maneuvers, ambushes, and more. While creating a battlegroup of historically accurate infantry, tanks, and vehicles, to troop positioning and real-time engagement with the enemy. So players will need to be clever and cunning in order to win; raw firepower alone will not be enough.

“Few developers appreciate real-time strategy and history as much as Eugen Systems. And that’s what makes this partnership so ideal,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “The level of detail they’ve included in Steel Division is impressive. And I know it will meet the high standards that Paradox gaming fans have when it comes to their historical games.”

Real-time strategy will feature:

  • Command Over 400 Historically Accurate Units: Whether fighting for control in intense multiplayer battles with up to 10-vs-10 players going head-to-head. Playing alone or working with friends in ranked matches. Players will need to coordinate their selection of historically accurate infantry, tanks, aircraft, and support vehicles. While working to counter enemy units in this Tactical RTS game.
  • Real-world Tactics: Battles rage over three distinct phases, where different units unlock over time. Therefore mimicking the movements of real-world armies and adding variety to gaming and the ever-changing theatre of war. A dynamic front line illustrates the ebb and flow of the conflict.  Pin down your opponent’s infantry to gain the advantage and force a retreat, or push through with a perfectly executed plan.
  • Real-world Setting: Using the latest version of Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine, players can smoothly zoom from a tactical aerial view all the way down to a single unit, and see 400 different real-world vehicles and units designed with careful historical detail and accuracy. Maps are designed based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944, requiring real-world tactics and real-time strategy to cover and control.
  • Outplan, Outsmart, Outgun: From battlegroup customization to troop positioning and maneuvering, winning battles requires cunning and strategy, not just raw firepower. Each unit lost presents a growing tactical disadvantage, and players will need to fight to gain — and keep — the upper hand.

For more information on Steel Division: Normandy 44, visit steeldivisiongame.com and on Steam. Even though Steam does not list Linux.

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