Well, it's Friday and high time to spill the beans on the new expansion for Crusader Kings II
; the Sword of Islam
. Judging by the forum, playable Muslims is the most requested feature for CKII
, and who are we to disagree? We always wanted to do it, provided we could do the Muslim world justice. That time is now (or, well, soon
). As with the Ruler Designer
DLC, the Sword of Islam
will be released together with a major content patch. What you get with the Sword of Islam
is simply the ability to play as the Muslim rulers, but all the new mechanics will be there and running for the AI (or other players in multiplayer) even if you don't have the expansion.
I'll be doing three dev diaries on the Sword of Islam
, each one dealing with some unique features for the Muslims as well as some free features that everyone will have access to simply by patching to 1.06.