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Crusader Kings III is about to get a lot of extra exciting content

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Paradox Interactive have announced Chapter III of Crusader Kings III, a set of expansions that will bring in some rather exciting sounding additions to the popular grand strategy game.

Chapter III comes in the form of a cosmetic pack, two main expansions and an event pack that will be released across 2024. The first part, Couture of the Capets, is available now that adds in new fashions and styles inspired by French royal culture in the High Middle Ages (13th century).

What else is coming:

  • Legends of the Dead - Turn yourself into a figure of legend in this Core Expansion, where great feats and effective propaganda can enhance the power of your bloodline through the centuries. Direct the course of your dynastic legend through Court Chroniclers, and use your growing reputation to build a lasting material legacy. But beware of the growing threat from distant lands as the Black Death builds a legendary legacy of its own. This will be arriving on March 4th.

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And more…

  • Roads to Power - The majesty of the Byzantine Empire takes center stage in this Major Expansion. Rule from Constantinople through a new Administrative Government form and experience various Byzantine-themed events and flavors. Or, be truly daring and live a life where your noble reputation is not tied to the land, roaming the map as an adventurer for hire. 
  • Wandering Nobles - Building on the travel system introduced with Tours & Tournaments, this event pack introduces a new Travel Lifestyle and new ways and reasons to travel - incidents and stories related to roaming far from the safety of your court.

“It’s very exciting to be able to talk about our plans for 2024,” says Crusader Kings III Game Director Alex Oltner. “We’ve been working hard on trying to find ways to introduce major historical content like the Black Death and the Byzantine Empire’s distinct form of government into CKIII, and we know that our fans have been wanting these as well. Chapter III promises to be one of the biggest phases in the game’s history.”

Looks like you can't buy them individually, as they're all bundled together as Chapter III. It's going to cost you a bit too with it set at $43.98 / £38.48 / €43.98 for the full bundle.

You can buy Crusader Kings III from Humble Store and Steam.

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It was time for the Byzzies to get some love from Paradox.

The new price though... UGH!


Last edited by ssj17vegeta on 7 February 2024 at 3:23 pm UTC
That seems rather a lot for an addition to a game. I mean sure, it's technically three additions . . . but each of the three, while interesting, doesn't really seem very core. I'm generally fine with the Paradox approach to DLCs, but I could buy a major game for that money, or more likely three indies.
kaiman Feb 7
Seems more expensive than the last Chapter, but might also offer a bit more content.

Quoting: Purple Library GuyI'm generally fine with the Paradox approach to DLCs, but I could buy a major game for that money, or more likely three indies.
I guess I'm okay paying €30 to €50 a year, then play a single 100h campaign to sample the changes and additions. But if I were starting new and faced with a €200+ investment to get the full game ... I think I would pass.
Pengling Feb 7
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Quoting: Purple Library Guybut I could buy a major game for that money, or more likely three indies.
Ordering my wishlist by lowest price first, I could buy seven games for that much! (Five indies, two retro Toaplan arcade-game re-releases.)
Yay, more royal incest and intrigue! XD
Quoting: Linux_RocksYay, more royal incest and intrigue! XD
Ha, it used to be tradition to keep a bloodline more pure to marry a half-sister. It was always gross to go full sister apparently. But if the Sister shared a father but a different mother? (I think? I don't know, it's too confusing, so just stay away from anyone that is up to and including cousins. :P )
They buried the lead with the ability to play as an unlanded mercenary; people have been asking for that since CK2 released!

It gets a lot less expensive when you spend 700+ hours in-game. CK2 is still my most played game, but CK3's catching up.

Right now, I'm playing my third playthrough of the Mass Effect games (first was the original release on PC years ago, then on PS3), since the Legendary edition was 6 bucks during the winter sale.

Also, Like A Dragon, because like heck was I going to pay Sony $80 to keep a few games and multiplayer after they raised the price of PS+.
slaapliedje Feb 11
Quoting: redneckdrowRight now, I'm playing my third playthrough of the Mass Effect games (first was the original release on PC years ago, then on PS3), since the Legendary edition was 6 bucks during the winter sale.
Ha, I still haven't played this... I have been told it's a requirement that I do, but damned if I can get into many games these days. My attention span seems to be much more akin to playing Atari 2600 games vs any of the ones that take many hours to play through.
redneckdrow Feb 12
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: redneckdrowRight now, I'm playing my third playthrough of the Mass Effect games (first was the original release on PC years ago, then on PS3), since the Legendary edition was 6 bucks during the winter sale.
Ha, I still haven't played this... I have been told it's a requirement that I do, but damned if I can get into many games these days. My attention span seems to be much more akin to playing Atari 2600 games vs any of the ones that take many hours to play through.

Since I don't wanna derail a thread with an off-topic game, I've spoilered my reply.

Spoiler, click me

The TV Tropes franchise page has a good rundown that should help you decide. I highly recommend the Legendary version, as it has major QoL improvements for the first game.

If you ever do, just ignore the endings in the third game (besides getting the best versions of each by saving beforehand). They come out of left-field.

With a guide (read: the sane option), I'd say it takes around ~30 to ~35 hours per game the first time. I recommend the IGN guide and the Mass Effect Wiki. Without one, they take ~80 hours each if you don't wanna miss anything. Also, money is finite in the second and third games, making thrift a matter of survival.

If you even have a passing interest in narrative RPGs, albeit with shooter mechanics, Mass Effect as a series, has one of the best narratives ever.

It should be noted, the physical release of the first game had a version of SecuROM so draconian, it's infamous. The Origin/Steam and Legendary versions never had this, they only use Origin/EA App authentication. Nevertheless, I tell people about it because people need to be informed about past skulduggery.


Last edited by redneckdrow on 12 February 2024 at 10:06 pm UTC
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