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Crusader Kings is a complicated grand strategy series and not particularly accessible to new people. Crusader Kings 3 aims to change that as they've said before and over this month they gave more detail on what they're doing.

Through March they put out new developer diaries focusing on tutorials, governments, war, civil war and more. Paradox is paying particular attention to making the interface of Crusader Kings III much easier to understand, with a full guided tutorial that runs through various parts of the interface and the gameplay mechanics. One of the major differences will be Tooltips, a great many of them and once you get through the guided tutorial you then get special mini-tutorials to follow along so you don't get overwhelmed.

Since their developer diaries can be quite wordy and difficult to properly grasp, they're also doing monthly video overviews with a new one live now you can see below:

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If you want the full scoop though, it's best to have a look at their recent blog posts:

We don't know yet when it will release other than this year, with confirmed Linux support.

You can wishlist Crusader Kings III on Steam, you can also play Crusader Kings II completely free.

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7 comments

Patola 31 Mar
Old-time players complaining about "dumbification" of the game in 3... 2...
shawnsterp 31 Mar
I can't wait for this game.
Kimyrielle 31 Mar
This game might be the first good thing to happen in this trainwreck of a year...
Well, it would be hard to give players less direction than they did in Crusader Kings II. The tutorial was like teaching someone to swim by throwing them into the deep end of the pool and saying, "Okay, now whatever you do, don't drown!"


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STiAT 1 Apr
Great, I struggle with most of their games and don't seem to come behind certain mechanics. Maybe that will help me to understand so I get better at the other games too :D.
dvd 1 Apr
I really like these kinds of games but i just can't get over the DLC spam in them. I gave crusader kings 2 a try since they gave out the base game for free, and almost instantly ran into content that was blocked behind a DLC. (i played a county as female and i wanted to introduce absolute cognative succession) Considering their games each cost 1k euros (if you dont want to get locked out of options by the DLCs) i just cant really bring myself to buy any of their games. It's a shame as CK2 had good addictive gameplay, and kind of intuitive too, it only took me 2 games to figure out the basics of everything.
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dvdI really like these kinds of games but i just can't get over the DLC spam in them. I gave crusader kings 2 a try since they gave out the base game for free, and almost instantly ran into content that was blocked behind a DLC. (i played a county as female and i wanted to introduce absolute cognative succession) Considering their games each cost 1k euros (if you dont want to get locked out of options by the DLCs) i just cant really bring myself to buy any of their games. It's a shame as CK2 had good addictive gameplay, and kind of intuitive too, it only took me 2 games to figure out the basics of everything.
I don't have experience with all of their games, but Stellaris is a great example of one that does not need any DLC to get 100 hours of fun play time. I started buying a DLC here and there after that.
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