Mandate of Heaven, prochaine extension pour EU IV

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Paradox vient de dévoiler le thème de la future dixième extension majeure pour Europa Universalis IV. Et cette fois-ci l’éditeur se tourne clairement vers l’Asie et particulièrement vers la Chine, prenant ici comme sujet principal le concept chinois de mandat céleste. Autrement dit l’approbation accordée par le ciel aux bons dirigeants et incidemment les rivalités dynastiques qui en découlèrent au fil des siècles.

Au programme, comme d’habitude différents nouveaux mécanismes, tels par exemple des ages d’or, la méritocratie, le shogunat japonais, ou encore des macros pour la diplomatie, le tout étant suivi de nombreux évènements pour ponctuer le déroulement des parties. Puis de DLC mineurs, pour personnaliser un peu plus encore le jeu sur le thème de cette extension.

Pour plus d’informations sur EU IV – Mandate of Heaven, dont la sortie est prévue bientôt, sans plus de précisions pour l’instant, voyez cette page chez Paradox. Vous trouverez aussi par ici dans le forum officiel un récent chapitre des notes de développement au sujet de ce que sera l’empire de la Chine dans ce DLC.

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Earn the Dragon Throne in Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven

New Paradox Expansion Turns Its Eye to East Asia

STOCKHOLM – 2 March 2017 – Dynasties come and dynasties go, but China is eternal. An unbroken chain stretches through the millennia, and now this mantle lies on your shoulders. Rest secure in the Forbidden City, husbanding your power for the storms you know are coming. Your neighbors will kowtow and bring tribute to your palace. Does anyone dare challenge you, the heir to the Mandate of Heaven?

Mandate of Heaven is the newest expansion to Europa Universalis IV, the renowned historical grand-strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Mandate of Heaven enhances the game experience for playing the major nations of East Asia, especially Ming China, Japan, and the Manchu tribes.

One of the centerpieces of Mandate of Heaven is managing the Celestial Empire, similar to how the Holy Roman Empire has been handled in Europa Universalis IV. Increase the power of your mandate by commanding tribute, then use your mandate to reform the imperial system, strengthening your grip on the Middle Kingdom and the continent as a whole. Embrace the meritocracy of China’s civil service to pass decrees that meet your empire’s immediate needs. Can you hold off challengers to your claim?

Mandate of Heaven’s features include:

  • Ages and Golden Eras: Earn perks in four historical ages for meeting specific goals, building up to declaring your nation’s single Golden Era – 50 years of prosperity and power.
  • Meritocracy: The Chinese emperor can hire good advisors more cheaply, keeping the empire functional no matter who rules.
  • Tributaries: Some Asian nations can demand that weaker powers pay an annual tribute, whether in gold, manpower or monarch points.
  • Manchu Banners: Manchu provinces can provide cheap and effective Banner armies drawn from the traditional tribe system.
  • Japanese Shogunate: Compel the loyalty of your daimyos with new interactions that require them to submit to your authority, contribute to your power or even commit seppuku
  • Diplomatic Macrobuilder: Common diplomatic actions are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface.
  • New Events and Decisions: Most of these new systems are connected to new event series or decisions, enhancing your historical immersion.

Mandate of Heaven will also ship alongside new Content Packs fitting the theme of the expansion, with new unit designs for many of the East Asian powers and other updated army models.

Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven will available soon on Steam and at the Paradox Store.

Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC.  The world-renowned strategy catalog stretches back to 1999, and the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe.

The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings, Magicka and the Hearts of Iron series created by Paradox Development Studio and a network of partner studios.

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