Along with these screenshots
, Paradox Interactive
has published "A Different Europe", the first entry in a series of dev diaries about Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
. You can read it here
The Old Gods will add a number of widely requested features to the game, including the ability to play as a Pagan or Zoroastrian ruler, expanding empires through war, pillaging, and ruthless brutality. Players will also be able to begin their in-game reign as far back as the year 867 AD, making The Old Gods officially the Paradox title that spans the longest period in history.
Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods will arrive in Q2 2013.