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Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven released

Another Paradox expansion!

Oh goodness me, I'd forgotten that Europa Universalis 4 [official site] has an expansion out today too. Along with releasing Stellaris: Utopia, those busy bees have launched EU4: Mandate of Heaven. This tenth expansion for the historical grand strategy game focuses on China and Japan, expanding them with new unique systems. Have a peek:

Normally I'd turn this over to strategic man Adam but he's in Iceland for EVE Fanfest. So I'll turn you over to Paradox, who I trust aren't making this up:

Historical Ages and Golden Eras:
Meet objectives in four historical ages from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Revolutions, earning new bonuses and powers for your country. Declare a Golden Era to further increase your chance of success

Chinese Empire:
New mechanics for Ming China, including Imperial Decrees and Imperial Reforms to bolster the Dragon Throne

Force your neighbors to pay tribute to your Chinese Empire, paying you in gold, manpower or monarch points

New Japanese Rules:
Daimyos now owe loyalty to the Shogun – and the Shogun is whomever controls the imperial capital of Kyoto. Force your lesser rivals to commit seppuku to preserve their honor

Manchu Banners:
Rally the Manchu warlords around your throne and call up the traditional banners to reinforce your army

Diplomatic Macrobuilder:
Common diplomatic actions are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface

For full details on everything in Mandate of Heaven and the accompanying update, hit the patch notes.

Mandate of Heaven is out now at £14.99/19,99€/$19.99. Sold separately is the Mandate of Heaven Content Pack, which gives East Asian units new artwork for £5.59/7,99€/$7.99. Nope, it's not included with the expansion. As for the base game, you can grab Europa Universalis IV with a 75% discount for £8.74/9,99€/$9.99. Most of the older DLC is half-price too.

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