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Europa Universalis IV available for pre-order and for Linux!

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Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth instalment of the game that defined the Grand Strategy Genre. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.

To be released on the 13th of August I am sure many of you will be excited by this one! You can pre order it now for £34.99 so it's quite expensive but they are a big name studio and it's a big and popular game. If you pre order you get a unit pack DLC for free.
You can also get the Digital Extreme Edition for £39.99 which comes with a few extras!

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Main Features
  • Make your own decisions: Nation building is flexible. Decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and more. The possibilities are endless
  • Use your Monarch Power: Experience the new system of monarch power where your choices are influenced by the caliber of the man you have at the top. Do you have a warrior King? Then it is time to make war
  • Experience history come to life: The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Thousands of historical events guide you, creating a unique atmosphere depending on the country you play
  • The world is now your playground: Players can enjoy over 300 years of gameplay with a lush topographic map in full 3D. Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game’s extensive time span
  • Experience the all new trade system: The trade system adds a new dimension to the great trade empires of the period. Seize control of key ports to expand your trade, support it with your powerful fleet and the wealth of the world will flow to you
  • Bring out your diplomatic skills: Deeper diplomatic gameplay with coalitions, threats, fleet basing rights and detailed support for rebels. Featuring a new unilateral opinion system that, for example, allows a country to dislike you while you remain neutral towards them
  • Engage in Multiplayer: Battle against your friends or try the co-operative multiplayer mode that allows several players to work together to control a single nation with up to 32 players. Featuring hotjoin, improved chat, new matchmaking servers and support for a standalone servers
  • Create your own history & customize your game: Europa Universalis IV gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire 

The system requirements may leave a few of you out in the cold and rain as the game at a minimum requires a graphics card with 1024MB RAM, it may not work with Intel for example either.

The game according to others plays in a similar fashion to Crusader Kings 2 but has enough differences so if you didn't get to grips with that game, this may be the one for you to sink your teeth into! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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StevieG Jun 5, 2013
Crap article, proof read and get your facts straight before you post. For example, what's a "Unity" pack?
Liam Dawe Jun 5, 2013
Quoting: StevieGCrap article, proof read and get your facts straight before you post. For example, what's a "Unity" pack?
Wow I spelt one word wrong, move along. Oh and thanks for visiting :)·

What facts have I got wrong exactly? The answer is none as all the information comes from the developers directly, boom!
xmirrorx Jun 5, 2013
Cranky Liam? Anyhow... Didn't see any game play in the video or did I miss it? Going to have to look this up.
Liam Dawe Jun 5, 2013
Quoting: xmirrorxCranky Liam? Anyhow... Didn't see any game play in the video or did I miss it? Going to have to look this up.
Cranky? Not at all :) in a good mood today ;)

Just find it funny that the article was apparently crap and I needed to check my facts over one tiny spelling error, people make me laugh.
shaunix Jun 5, 2013
Quoting: StevieGCrap article, proof read and get your facts straight before you post. For example, what's a "Unity" pack?
Ya this guy is just an idiot.

I'd ban him with your ban hammer just for fun :P
OZSeaford Jun 5, 2013
Paradox has really invested in the Linux Platform. Would be nice to see one of the darling "commercial" indie game Mount and Blade also featured on the Linux portfolio.
Sn3ipen Aug 7, 2013
Pre-order allready made!
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