The next Europa Universalis IV expansion: Mare Nostrum!

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New Europa Universalis IV Expansion Pulls Into Port Master the Sea in Mare Nostrum


The grandest of grand strategy games will soon get even larger with Mare Nostrum, a new expansion for Europa Universalis IV. Ever since its 2013 release, Paradox Development Studio has labored to fill in the romantic and turbulent history of the early modern world. Now, with Mare Nostrum, we turn our eyes to the seas.


Among the many changes coming in Mare Nostrum is the idea of "sailors". Similar to the manpower statistic you are already familiar with, sailors will be required if you want to build or repair your ships. Your navy can also be sent out on missions with instructions on when to return home, reducing your need to babysit your fleets that are far from home.

Add in the coming changes to mercenaries, the map, espionage and trade leagues and we think Mare Nostrum's release will be something to celebrate.

You can find all development diaries on the new features introduced with Mare Nostrum and the free 1.16 patch that will be released at the same time as the expansion here!
 
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So it was Mare Nostrum and @Johan slipped.

Anyway I am really hyped for this.


Really really looking forward to the naval changes with sailors.
 

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Nice
 

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Huzzah! For a game set in the great period of naval and sea-trade expansion, this is a an excellent addition.

I presume that the fellow in the picture is an Ottoman or Barbary sailor of some sort? Given how the Safavids had no navy and the Mughals had no great one.

EDIT: OK, it's Hayreddin Barbarossa, the famed Ottoman pasha, admiral and Barbary corsair, whom I had previously only really known as the mentor of Dragut. Three separate people have informed me of this :p.
 
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Great!
 
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So, will this be the DLC where we finally gain the ability to rotate the camera like in all the trailers?
 

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Looking forward to see what's new.
 

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Was any ottoman / barbary coast admiral depicted as Poseidon / Neptune as the picture seems to imply?

Because if I remember correctly it was the genoese admiral Andrea Doria who was depicted as Neptune (with the trident) in the timeframe of EU IV.

 

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No release date? Not that I really expected one.

Trade leagues may be interesting. The mercenary changes probably have to do with the Condottieri income shown in previous DD screens.