New Gameplay Trailer Released for Crusader Kings II

Gamescom Cologne – August 18, 2011 – Sharpen your blades, the backstabbing and intrigue of medieval Europe is being brought to life. Paradox Interactive today released a brand new Gamescom gameplay trailer for their internally developed Strategy RPG Crusader Kings II , set to release on PC in early 2012.

Crusader Kings II is created by the development team that created the Europa Universalis series, the Hearts of Iron Series and the Victoria series as well as the upcoming game Sengoku.

Rule with an iron fist and win the hearts of your subjects through fear, or lead a nation through respect and loyalty—the choice is yours. Each forthcoming campaign in Crusader Kings II will deliver a different experience through each decision made but choose wisely, each decision may be the last.

The gameplay trailer can be viewed at:

In this deep character-driven strategy game, Europe is in turmoil. Expand your domain and fill your coffers, appoint vassals, battle traitors, introduce laws while interacting with hundreds of nobles, struggle for control of bishops and create the most powerful dynasty in medieval Europe.

A beleaguered king will always have friends to support him. But beware, as your rule and realm may find trouble when a loyal vassal becomes a bitter rival. Stand ready, increase your prestige, and the world will whisper your name in awe. Raise your heirs to follow in your footsteps as diplomatic kings, or watch as they ruin your family’s legacy by betraying your people for personal gain. Your legacy awaits you.

Keep your alliances close, your blades sharp and your wits about you at all times - for you will need them. Sacking an army takes strength. Ruling an entire nation takes a true leader.

Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?


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Q1 2012


About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series, as well as now encompassing titles on other platforms such as Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West released in 2010 on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 and the forthcoming Defenders of Ardania on iPad as well as PC.

2011-2012 will be Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as Sword of the Stars II, King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame and Crusader Kings II. It is also expanding its presence in the free-to-play arena through Paradox Connect.

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