Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam expansion released today!


New York, June 26th, 2012 – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio have today released Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam , the first expansion for their universally lauded strategy / RPG game Crusader Kings II, available for both PC and Mac.

Thought keeping an eye on one wife was bad? With the release of the Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam expansion, this scheming strategy RPG will allow players to command Muslim nations, opening up a world of polygamous problems, new laws, traits, titles and over 100 new events, as well as a flavorful Islam-inspired interface. Experience the Crusades from the other side. Combat decadence within your own dynasty. And solve problems arising in your very own harem. Or just start panicking and invade France. Your call.

Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam enables players to play as any Muslim ruler across the great dynasties including the Ottoman and Mamluk empires. These brand new gameplay mechanics reflect the distinctive traits of the great rulers and empires of the time, creating an entirely new experience for players and introducing another layer of richness to one of the finest strategy games of recent years.

A free update as well as additional downloadable content will also be released alongside the expansion, which introduces improved combat mechanics, numerous new events, traits and decisions to the main game.

The announcement trailer for Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam can be viewed at

Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam expansion launches today on leading digital distribution platforms with a recommended retail price of $9.99/€9.99. $9.99 USD. Get it here:

Crusader Kings II: Sword of the Islam announcement trailer here:

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