Paradox Development Studio’s grand strategise-em-up Europa Universalis IV is set to get a little shinier with the upcoming release of the El Dorado expansion. There isn’t just a whole bunch of new regions to see, gold to loot and pirates to hunt; the centerpiece of the expansion is the new Nation Designer, a tool that lets you customize your starting nation in a campaign. We’re talking choosing your starting capital, neighbouring provinces and modifying your starting culture and leader.
In the words of the official PR email “The infinite replayability of EU4 has just gotten even more infinite, if that’s possible (the company mathematician is still on holiday).” Let’s take a look at official teaser trailer:
Legends tell of a great city deep in the jungle. It is rich in all the pleasures of mankind, and is so full of gold that the residents count this metal as nothing. The daring explorer that finds this city will bring glory to his king – and infinite riches to his pocket. This expansion’s historical focus on the Central American and South American theaters of exploration will challenge you with new decisions worthy of a king or conqueror. As the Aztecs, subject the Mexican plain to your rule but make sure you have enough vassal kings to sacrifice to your angry gods. As the Europeans, push deeper into the jungles of the Amazon, following rumors of lost cities and magical fountains. Defer to the Pope as he intervenes to divide the New World among squabbling empires.
All of you lovely people can expect:
– A deep Nation Designer gives you new starting options for your games, including national ideas and custom monarchs
– Experience the new Nahuatl, Inti and Mayan religions with blood sacrifices or Sun Worship
– Send your conquistadors to hunt for the Seven Cities of Gold, or your explorer on exploration missions around the world
– Gold Fleets can traffic New World wealth back to Europe, and be targeted by your privateer fleets
– Use your trade fleets to hunt dangerous pirates
– Maintain good relations with the Pope so you can get a corner of the world to call your own in the Treaty of Tordesillas
No word on the price yet but as soon we hear anything you fine people will be the first to know.