Paradox Interactive reveals development of Europa Universalis IV is underway,
and the grand strategy sequel is due in Q3 2013. Here is the announcement
trailer, and there are previews of the game on Kotaku, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and
Strategy Informer where there are screenshots and further details. Here is a
feature list from the video description:
Prepare to join a worldwide community of over half a million players and
experience the drama and tension that only the grand stage of history can
provide. Following on the success of the critically acclaimed "Crusader Kings
II", Paradox Development Studio is ready to take you to worlds both old and new
-- each yours for the taking.
Make your own decisions: Nation building is completely flexible.
Monarch Power: In this new system, a leader's traits will direct the ebb and
flow of gameplay.
Experience history come to life: The great personalities
of the past are on hand to support you as you make your mark on thousands of
Turn the world into your playground: Enjoy over 300 years
of gameplay in a lush topographic map in full 3D.
Gain control of vital
trade routes and make the wealth of the world flow to your coffers in the
all-new trade system.
Bring out your negotiating skills in a deeper
Go online and battle against your friends in a newall-new
multiplayer gameplay that features hot-join, improved chat, a new matchmaking
server and support for a standalone server.
Create your own history and
customize your game: Europa Universalis IV gives you the chance to customize and
mod practically anything your heart may desire.