Europa Universalis IV - A Guide to Conquering Nations the Old-fashioned Way
NEW YORK — July 25, 2013 — War! What is it good for? Actually, quite a few things, it turns out: Europa Universalis IV, the upcoming empire-building game from Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio, gives you plenty of non-violent means to spread your borders around the globe. However, when those fail, you’re probably going to have to crack some skulls. A new developer diary showcases the wide world of open warfare in Europa Universalis IV, including the dire costs of protracted battle on your fledgling empire – such as money, manpower, and morale.

War… war has changed a lot. Find out how:

Europa Universalis IV Project Lead Thomas Johansson may not be an armchair general, though he does sit in an armchair as he explains the nuances of war strategy in this latest video diary. Paradox Development Studio has changed the pace, the balance, and the consequences of warfare in their latest creation, challenging tacticians everywhere to keep their nations together during times of strife. What price are you willing to pay to see your enemies slaughtered?

Strategy fans can prepare for the long road to conquest by pre-ordering Europa Universalis IV. Pre-orders come with several pieces of bonus DLC, with further awards to be revealed in August. Further details on pre-orders and all bonuses can be found here:

Europa Universalis IV is the latest installment in the award-winning series, with more than a million copies sold, and will release worldwide on August 13 for PC, Mac and Linux. The game gives you control of a nation to guide it through the years and create a dominant global empire in the age of exploration. Following on the success of the critically acclaimed strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II, Paradox Development Studio is ready to make you experience the drama that only the grand stage of history can provide.

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