Europa Universalis IV to get Third Rome expansion this year, focused on Russia

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More classical world-conquering coming our way, as Europa Universalis IV is expanding again with Third Rome, due "this spring." It was announced during the PDXCon press conference today, and will focus on Russia.

For more from PDXCon 2017, check our dedicated tag.

The above trailer was also shown, though doesn't give you a lot more info. The description calls it an "immersion pack" and promises to build on the "incredible depth" of EU4.

"The pack focuses on building a deeper experience for Russia and its cultural brothers, introducing new means to wield spiritual, political, and military control in the Russian empire."

Here's the feature list, via Paradox:

  • Tsardoms and Principalities: New ranks of Russian government with new abilities and, for Tsars, strong bonuses including the right to claim entire States - not just provinces
  • Iconography: Commission great religious icons for the Orthodox Church, boosting your empire‚Äôs power depending on the saint you choose to revere
  • Patriarchs: Consecrate highly developed provinces with Patriarchs, adding to the authority of the Orthodox Church, but for a cost.
  • Streltsy: Special Russian soldiers that excel in combat, but raise the cost of stabilizing your empire
  • Siberian Frontier: Russian nations can slowly colonize uninhabited border regions, with no fear of native uprisings
  • New Graphics: Includes three full unit packs and new portraits for Eastern Europe.

Johan Andersson will be continuing to develop it. "Europa Universalis is kind of my baby" he says of the series he's been working on since 1997.

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just a few more years and I can buy every DLC cheap and will finally play the game again!