Paradox have announced a “mini-expansion” for Europa Universalis IV, titled Res Publica.

Res Publica aims to offer players new ways to manage and govern their empires. You’ll be able to grow influence with the Merchant Republic faction to get trade posts or bonuses, as well as play around with the power struggles of the Dutch Republic and their election events. You’ll be able to try the Republican Dictatorship government type, which has you deciding between increasing your power or Republic Tradition in new in-game opportunities and events. You’ll be able to back heirs in Elective Monarchies, use a National Focus bonus to boost your growth, and spend points on Administrative, Diplomatic, or Military Power.

I have no idea what any of that means, because Peter’s the one who plays Europa Universalis IV. I am nonetheless hopeful that it made some sort of sense to you.

Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica is due out this summer.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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