As if clinging to this world with it’s cold, aged hands, Crusader Kings II: The Reaper’s Due is the latest expansion for the 2012 medieval simulator. This time around, players will fend off incestual cousins (the usual) along with new, crippling diseases.
Only the Horse Lords could escape the impending pox-ridden doom!
Would be kings and queens must find refuge in their castles or other hidey-hole before disease ravishes their lands; giving you precious time to plot the destruction of that nuance of a grandfather.
The Reaper’s Due is the newest expansion for Crusader Kings II, the best-selling medieval strategy simulator from Paradox Development Studio. This expansion highlights the historic importance of epidemics and disease in the Middle Ages, especially the Black Death – an outbreak of the bubonic plague that may have killed a third of the population of Europe
Here’s a short trailer showcasing rats, coughs, and frightfully cheery music:
Crusader Kings II: The Reaper’s Due will challenge the player’s ability to keep their character alive and well, from both family and the pox.
One in the same, really. This is a rundown of some of the improvements coming to the latest expansion.
Epidemics Improved: As diseases spread from province to province along trade and sea lanes, they lower your manpower and sap your wealth
Hospitals and Royal Physicians: Prevent the outbreak of disease in your kingdom, and make sure your courtiers have access to the latest in Dark Ages Medical Science
Prosperity and Royal Focus: Well managed provinces in peaceful kingdoms will pay huge dividends in gold and levies
Seclusion: Shield yourself from the diseases tearing your kingdom apart, even if it means ignoring the plight of your people
New Event Chains: Is the new epidemic the End of Days? Is there someone else to blame for these horrors? Are there supernatural origins or solutions to the world’s problems?
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