Europa Universalis IV unveiled

Paradox Interactive has been hinting at a new strategy title under the moniker of "Project Truman," but it finally unveiled the real game, Europa Universalis IV, the next installment in the popular grand strategy franchise.

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Paradox Interactive has been hinting at a new strategy title under the moniker of "Project Truman," but it finally unveiled the real game, Europa Universalis IV, the next installment in the popular grand strategy franchise.

Paradox Development Studio Manager Johan Andersson told StrategyInformer that a new game in the series had to "feel right," especially since the last game came out in 2007. The studio learned from what it had done in previous games and also borrowed a few ideas from Crusade Kings 2, another "grand strategy" game by Paradox.

"Another feature we've done is the concept of letting the ability of the ruler matter much more in what you do," he said. "We've taken a fair amount of inspiration from CK2, and want to create the concept of ebb and flow in the game play. Who is your monarch should matter a lot ... A Peter the Great should be a great period for your nation."

Other features include a better looking map, improved tutorial and better trade routes. The game is not expected to come out until sometime next year, but will be shown at GamesCom later this month.

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    August 10, 2012 10:49 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Europa Universalis IV unveiled.

    Paradox Interactive has been hinting at a new strategy title under the moniker of "Project Truman," but it finally unveiled the real game, Europa Universalis IV, the next installment in the popular grand strategy franchise.

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      August 10, 2012 11:06 AM

      holy crap this is AWESOME! FUCKING AWESOME

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      August 10, 2012 11:08 AM

      aww a bit disappointed from the video. Doesn't look like a complete overhaul from the EU3 engine, just modifications. Still it does look better than EU3

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      August 12, 2012 6:41 PM

      Am very interested in the trade route teaser. I don't enjoy blobbing over the entire world and colonizing everyone. The old trade hub system was crap, and so to really keep up with the jones you had to blob and colonize.

      Also I do hope they keep some of the religious parts of ck2, and build upon cultural expansion, and cultural mutations.

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        August 12, 2012 10:53 PM

        I'm hoping they can integrate some of the political maneuvering and dynasty stuff from CK2 into EU4. They're games of different scope and they shouldn't just cut and paste CK2 stuff into EU4, but I'd like to see a little more of the stuff that proved awesome in CK2.

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      August 14, 2012 10:55 AM

      I haven't played CK2. However I played EU2 and 3. I'm super stoked to see this come out.