Paradox Interactive have announced the release date for Emperor, the next expansion for Europa Universalis IV.
The Emperor expansion adds a whole host of new content, including expanded mechanics for Catholic states, the Holy Roman Empire, and religion in general. The Revolution mechanics are also being revamped, alongside new mission trees and Hegemony mechanics.
You can find the Emperor – Story Trailer for the expansion below.
The Emperor expansion launches June 9th, and will cost $19.99.
You can find a rundown of the new content (via Steam) below:
Rule a Continent or Rule the World in Europa Universalis IV: Emperor
Discover new ways to expand your empire in this expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s flagship game about the early modern era. Europa Universalis IV: Emperor brings new depth and new options to your efforts to dominate the globe in the early modern world. Can you make your reign endure through the centuries?
Emperor focuses on improving the game experience for European nations, adding greater depth for the Catholic states and a more energetic and interactive Holy Roman Empire. Revolutions spread like wildfire, demanding action from kingdoms that don’t want to be swept up in the feverish calls for reform. Old mechanics are reinterpreted and new options are available on a freshly redrawn map of the continent.
Features of Europa Universalis IV: Emperor include:
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 the Catholic faithful.
New Holy Roman Empire System
Deal with major imperial incidents that challenge royal power in pursuit of a centralized monarchy or decentralized confederation.
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.
New Religious Mechanics
The Hussite faith has power in Bohemia, Defenders of the Faith have power based on the size of their religion, the Counter-Reformation offers new choices in dealing with Protestantism.
If you accomplish great feats, you should expect great rewards. Seize the mantle of honor for accumulating great wealth and armies.
Over 20 new unique mission trees for a variety of European nations, provoke rebellions to deal with a problem now, many new events and options.
Europa Universalis IV is available on Windows PC via Steam.