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China is coming to Crusader Kings II, but not really

Published: 14:40, 25 August 2017
Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon DLC

What does Paradox think Crusader Kings II players want more than Crusader Kings III? Well, more DLC of course. The latest DLC for the game called Jade Dragon will add China's looming shadow to the game.

The next drop in the DLC deluge still bursting forth from Crusader Kings II will carry the title Jade Dragon. The update aims to add China to the game, but not in the way you may think.

China will be added as sort of a looming giant in the distance, too far away to actively participate but too large to risk entirely ignoring its influence. instead of China proper, this means there will be a China screen to interact with.

Paradox Screenshot from Crusader Kings II with Jade Dragon DLC installed. Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon DLC

"Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon allows you to interact with China for protection and technological marvels, and possibly face their wrath in the form of rebels or full-scale invasions. New gameplay features including a new Tributary system, Chinese Mercenaries, and much more will make the Transoxiana and India regions come alive with new surprises and challenges for even the most seasoned despot", is the promo line over at Paradox's site.

In addition to all the eastern flavour coming with the DLC, eight new casus belli options will be added and an improved rally point system. Why the rally point improvement isn't part of a free update is anyone's best guess.

Paradox Screenshot from Jade Dragon DLC showing some Chinese guy with a beard. Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon DLC

There was no official release date attached to the announcement, and pricing is a mystery as well, but we can expect the new content to arrive in about a month - probably for the same price DLC usually goes with Paradox.


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