Crusader Kings II Updated - The Standout Strategy Game Of 2012 Just Got Even Better!

Extensive patch released for Crusader Kings II introduces new content

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 – Acclaimed as one of the best strategy games of recent years, Paradox Interactive are pleased to announce the release today of an extensive patch which introduces a significant amount of new content and improvements for Crusader Kings II.

The key new content includes:
  • New Crusade System – The Pope declares the war and other rulers can join the attacking alliance with the ruler contributing the most gaining the targeted kingdom
  • Coalition Armies – Armies can now be ‘attached’ to each other after which they will follow the lead army
  • Two New Plots – Plot to revoke your vassal's title, plot to cut a more powerful fellow vassal down to size
  • More than 100 new events (Friendship & Rivalries, Regencies and others)
  • Six New Kingdoms – Added the kingdoms of Frisia, Lotharingia, Bavaria, Pomerania, Aquitaine and Brittany
  • New diplomatic options - offer to Join War, Matrilineal Betrothal)
  • Causes of Death – See what characters have died of to determine whether they were murdered or not
  • War Contribution Score – Participants in wars now get a contribution score which determines how much prestige and piety they get when the war ends
  • Culture uncoupled from ethnicity
Complete patch notes: 
In addition to patch 1.05, several DLC:s have also released today. The Crusader Kings II Ruler Designer DLC introduces a range of creative options for players including character creation when starting a new game, portrait customization, Dynasty naming, designing Coats of Arms, assignation of skill points & traits, creating a spouse & children and replacing a historical character with your own.
The music DLC:s Songs of Albion, Songs of Faith and Songs of the Holy Land have all been created by original Crusader Kings II soundtrack composer Andreas Waldetoft. 
The strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II is available via all major distribution platforms and selected retails outlets with a suggested retail price of $39.99.
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