Crusader Kings II Gets Knighted with a New Expansion

If Crusader Kings II went under your radar, well, we’re sorry to hear that because it was arguably last year’s best grand strategy title. Despite the genre’s niche audience though, developer Paradox Interactive has found success with Crusader Kings II, and as a result has announced that the boundless sequel will earn itself another expansion entitled, The Old Gods. The add-on looks to bring with it a number of user-requested features including the following:

  • Religious Turmoil: Restore the Old Gods to prominence through sacrifice and divination, or force the pagans to convert through new missionary missions
  • Earlier start: 200 years of more gameplay with the special 867 AD bookmark
  • Rebels With a Cause: Rebels are no longer faceless rabble, but led by defined characters with specific agendas
  • Adventurers: Watch as landless younger sons and charismatic warriors raise armies
  • Pillage and Prosper: Loot provinces and burn cities to the ground – lest your warlike people grow angry during extended peacetime
  • Heathens: Convert them or play as them and survive, reforming your faith to stand the test of time
  • Prepared Invasions: Declare your intent to invade a rich target, and watch adventurers and opportunists flock to your banner
  • Unholy UI: A new pagan interface is available alongside all-new events, decisions, and units

Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods is set for a Q2 2013 release window. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.