Cradle of Civilization Expansion for EU4 Focuses on Muslim Empires

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STOCKHOLM - 03 October 2017 – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today announced Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization, a new expansion to the best-selling grand strategy game about exploration and empire-building in early modern history. For millennia, empires have battled over the deserts and valleys where humankind once took its first tentative steps towards to something larger. From Sennacherib to the great khans, the crossroads of trade and learning have also been the highways for armies and warlords. Now, in the shadow of the collapse of Timur's great empire, new powers are staking their claim to be the heirs to the Cradle of Civilization.

Cradle of Civilization adds greater depth to the Muslim nations that occupy the lands between the Nile and the Indus. With new governmental powers and game options, the major powers of the region will each feel even more distinct from each other.


Features in Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization include:
  • Mamluk Government: In a diverse empire, where the slaves are now masters, new sultans must rely on cultural power to stay viable.
  • Persian Theocracy: Persian nations can use the power of the faith to bolster their regime.
  • Tribal Federations: The Black and White Sheep tribes in Armenia and Mesopotamia must expand to exploit the unity of local clans.
  • Army Professionalism: The Age of Mercenaries slowly transitions to the Age of Standing Armies as you recruit new generals and drill your peacetime army.
  • Iqta Taxes: Muslim governments can impose new taxes every 20 years for special bonuses.
  • Trade Policies: Instruct your merchants to take actions in trade nodes to increase your trade power or military advantage.
  • Islamic Schools: The wide range of Sunni and Shia disciplines offer unique perks to their disciples and transforms international relations across the Middle East.
  • And Much More: The Cradle of Civilization expansion will be accompanied by a free update for all EU4 players, including a new map with many new nations.
To read more about these new feature, we recommend that you check out the Development Diary Archives.

Cradle of Civilization continues the Europa Universalis IV tradition of letting players explore new histories and cultures, giving starring roles to empires often forgotten in textbooks. Cradle of Civilization will be available in late 2017 for SRP of $19.99.

For more information, please visit paradoxplaza.com
 

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Could you be a bit more specific on release date, please? We are starting an MP campaign today (21 ppl) and a more precise release date would help a lot in planning.
Thank you.
Given how much time passed between when the previous expansions were announced and went live, it could be between 4 and 6 weeks from now
 

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Could you be a bit more specific on release date, please? We are starting an MP campaign today (21 ppl) and a more precise release date would help a lot in planning.
Thank you.
Probably going to be after Jade dragon and And I'm guessing no more than one release per month and probably none in december, so mys guess is october jade dragon november CoC.
 

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New taxes every 20 years for Muslim countries? A strange idea for a feature, I'd prefer a general taxation system with special Muslim features.
 

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Is it just me or is anyone else more excited for the "rest" ("And Much More: The Cradle of Civilization expansion will be accompanied by a free update for all EU4 players, including a new map with many new nations.") than for the DLC?
 

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Any unit model spoiler? I really want to see the middle east repolished with new beautiful units on the map.
Mamluks already got theirs, so this content pack is gonna have to be for the Arabs and Persians. Finally, Persia will stop wearing flower pots for hats.
 

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Mamluks already got theirs, so this content pack is gonna have to be for the Arabs and Persians. Finally, Persia will stop wearing flower pots for hats.
I agree should be more like these for the Iranians:
 

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I have played this series starting with EU1 all those years ago, & have never in all that time played a Muslim Nation, & have no plans to do so in the future. So not a DLC I would buy.
 
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