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Crusader Kings III launches for Linux on September 1

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Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today announced that desktop monarchs will be able to attempt to claim vast lands in Crusader Kings III on September 1. A sequel to one of the most popular PC strategy games, it sounds like it's absolutely rammed full of content. With lots of game mechanics expanded from CKII.

This historical strategy game is directly inspired by past events including great holy wars, peasant revolts, cadet branches of dynasties, heretics, superstition, castles, knights and wars over inheritance. Check out the brand new story trailer below:

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Some of the features to expect from it:

  • Character Focused Gameplay: Every character you play or interact with has their own unique personality. Events and options in the game are largely determined by the type of person you are.
  • Infinite Possibilities: Play as any noble house from Iceland to India, Finland to Central Africa over five centuries. Interact with wandering guests, stubborn children, devious spymasters and saintly holy men in an elaborate tapestry of medieval life.
  • Waging War: Rally your vassals and raise your men-at-arms to besiege enemy castles or put down rebellions. Personal prowess on the battlefield can win you great honor, but strategic planning is the path to victory.
  • Royal Marriages: Spread your dynastic DNA throughout the world, stamping your royal seal on the crests of kingdoms and duchies far and wide. Marry for power and raise children to press claims on new lands.
  • Saints and Sinners: Keep faith with your religious leaders or perform great crimes in the interest of the state. When the going gets tough, you can always embrace a heresy or craft a new religion more in line with your character’s priorities.
  • Schemes and Skullduggery: Learn the secrets of your courtiers and vassals so you can blackmail them for their support. Seduce your way into a superior’s good books, or plot the untimely demise of an unfortunate relative.
  • 3D Character Portraits: Characters age and change appearance as their traits take a toll on their body. The higher the rank, the fancier the clothing.
  • And much more: Holy Orders, mercenaries, pagan and Viking raiders, easily customized rule sets and a beautiful new map to play on.

Additionally, Paradox today also put up a new gameplay teaser. It's not long at under a minute but it's hard not to be excited about what's to come:

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I'm absolutely excited for this next-generation of grand-strategy gaming. Partly because Crusader Kings II, as much as I want to love it, I find a bit too overwhelming. With their focus on easing players in thanks to a better tutorial and an expanded tooltip / help system. After watching through the Vikings TV series and now The Last Kingdom too, I feel the need to play Crusader Kings III.

Crusader Kings III is coming to the Humble Store, Steam and the Paradox Store on September 1. The price will be about $49.99 / £41.99 / €49.99 and as already confirmed it will be supported on Linux. You can also pre-order. Learn more on the official site.

Additionally, Paradox has a big publisher sale live on Steam with the Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords expansion currently going free to claim.

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iniudan 15 May, 2020
Quoting: TheSHEEEPAnd don't even get me started on the hoops you have to jump through just to not have your realm fall apart if you are stuck with Gavelkind.

If you can manage gavelkind, it is actually got the highest power potential. But it does indeed create a lot of management other succession type don't have to deal with.

Owned the game since release, I never had to resolve to murdering my own children, there is plenty of way to remove people from succession if really needed, if I lose some title but keep most I am perfectly fine with it, will use those free demesne slot to reduce power of vassal who are stepping out of line without having to redistribute until the next succession.

Even sibling don't turn the place red too much, it usually resolved in a more political manner, if division is not up to my taste and they aren't independent. If independent it usually turn red, but it other peoples blood, not the blood of my dynasty, unless there is a battlefield death.
Ehvis 15 May, 2020
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Quoting: Para-Glidingin fact too many mechanisms of management I could not understand after 10h of game

When I see the amount of hours that people put into these types of games, it's safe to say that you're not supposed to understand everything in a "mere" 10 hours.
callcifer 15 May, 2020
Quoting: scaineI'm properly delighted to hear that they're supporting Linux. I'm just gutted that, along with City Skylines, Tropico and nearly every Warhammer tactical/strategy game ever, I won't be part of the support effort.

Really gutted. But I'll bet for every sale of this franchise, there's a 100 people that are gutted when the next FPS or RPG/Action title launches natively.

Them's the breaks, I suppose. Can't support everyone.

Famous poet John Lydgate: "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all the people all of the time"... god we're so fickle, eh? :)

I've read your post 4 times now and I still have no idea what you are talking about. What "support effort"? Why are you gutted? I'm really confused :)
The_Aquabat 15 May, 2020
if anyone wants a 10% coupon code for the Paradox Store, send me a PM, (it's only valid for 48hrs)
Cyril 15 May, 2020
I there any chance to see it on GOG too?
scaine 15 May, 2020
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Quoting: callcifer
Quoting: scaineI'm properly delighted to hear that they're supporting Linux. I'm just gutted that, along with City Skylines, Tropico and nearly every Warhammer tactical/strategy game ever, I won't be part of the support effort.

Really gutted. But I'll bet for every sale of this franchise, there's a 100 people that are gutted when the next FPS or RPG/Action title launches natively.

Them's the breaks, I suppose. Can't support everyone.

Famous poet John Lydgate: "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all the people all of the time"... god we're so fickle, eh? :)

I've read your post 4 times now and I still have no idea what you are talking about. What "support effort"? Why are you gutted? I'm really confused :)

I like to support developers who support Linux. But I just can't bring myself to play this genre of games. I bought Stellaris in the hope that I could get into it, but it's just not for me.
callcifer 15 May, 2020
Quoting: scaineI like to support developers who support Linux. But I just can't bring myself to play this genre of games. I bought Stellaris in the hope that I could get into it, but it's just not for me.

Thanks, that was much clearer!
Para-Gliding 15 May, 2020
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: Para-Glidingin fact too many mechanisms of management I could not understand after 10h of game
When I see the amount of hours that people put into these types of games, it's safe to say that you're not supposed to understand everything in a "mere" 10 hours.

not said "everything", but where to go, what action to do at what moment, what happens due to random drawing and what action has impacts ;)
.. ok, ty for answering, this one is definitely not for me, I'm not maso and to few entertaining time probably to appreciate
14 17 May, 2020
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I think in order to really get great fun and value out of this game, I'll have to commit to playing only it for a while once I get it. Remove distractions of the rest of my game library.
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