Releasing a new video, Paradox Interactive announced that The Republic, a new Crusader Kings II expansion, is available now from all major digital download portals for $9.99. Crusader Kings II: The Republic introduces the great merchant Republics of medieval Europe as playable entities for the first time. Players can adopt the role as the head, or Patrician, of one of the five great merchant families in the Republic as they build trade posts and expand provincial empires while attempting to assert dominance over the other rival families, Republics and feudal lords.
Also releasing today are two smaller DLCs in the form of Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, which contains three new songs, and Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, containing thousands of unique face combos for male and female characters. Both are priced at $1.99 from all major digital download portals.