Paradox a confirmé hier la sortie de The Reaper’s Due, nouvelle et dixième extension majeure pour Crusader Kings 2 qui étoffe le jeu cette fois sur le thème des épidémies, particulièrement celle de la fameuse peste noire qui ravagea l’Europe au moyen-âge.

A noter aussi en parallèle la disponibilité d’un content pack supplémentaire, ajoutant différents portraits et modèles d’unités (Afrique de l’est et Byzance). Ainsi que la sortie du patch 2.6, dont vous trouverez le détail du changelog par exemple dans ce récent dev diary.

Pour plus d’informations sur The Reaper’s Due, voyez la vidéo ci-après et cette fiche chez Paradox ou celle-ci sur Steam.

Concernant Crusaders King 2 , voyez cette fiche sur Steam ou le site www.crusaderkings.com. A lire également en complément l’article Crusader Kings II : le règne du roi Constantine II, puis nos tests des DLC Conclave, Horse Lords, Charlemagne, The Legacy of Rome, The Republic, Sword of Islam, The Old Gods , Sons of Abraham, Rajas of India ou encore Way of Life. Ainsi que celui de Crusader Kings 2.

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« The Reaper’s Due » Kills Your Free Time (and half of Europe)
Plague Focused Expansion for Crusader Kings II Available

STOCKHOLM – August 25, 2016 – Few things are more contagious than the stories people tell about Crusader Kings II. Tales of intrigue, piety, conquest and murderous sibling rivalry have circled the internet for over four years. Today, Paradox Development Studio adds the world’s greatest pandemic to the mix in The Reaper’s Due, the latest expansion to its best-selling medieval grand strategy-roleplaying game.

The Reaper’s Due adds a host of new mechanics centered on the Black Death and other world shaping epidemics. Lock your gates to keep the plague from infecting your court, even if it means cutting yourself off from your suffering citizens. Peace and good management will see your provinces reward you with greater wealth and manpower, but rampant disease may depopulate your countryside.

The Reaper’s Due introduces many new systems and features to what is already the richest medieval tapestry in gaming:

The Black Death: New additions to epidemic system include this super destructive disease and a new map mode that track the expansion of deadly illnesses.
Court Physicians: This new position for learned courtiers opens up a series of events tied to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases with medieval tech.
Hospitals: Slow down the spread of epidemics by investing in these outposts that care for the sick and infirm.
Prosperity and Depopulation: Watch your provinces thrive under your careful attention and degrade under the pressures of diseases run amok.
Seclusion: Take a page from the Masque of the Red Death and hide yourself away with your court as plagues ravage the countryside.
And even more: New physical traits, new events chain and a host of smaller changes.

And, as always, The Reaper’s Due will be accompanied by a major free update for everyone who owns Crusader Kings II, whether they buy the new expansion or not.

Are you a clever enough ruler to make it through one of humanity’s darkest moments? Invest wisely and avoid the plague, or shut yourself off and take advantage of the destruction later. The choice, as always, is yours.

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