[Info Dump] Europa Universalis IV Announced for Q3, 2013

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Paradox Interactive announced over the weekend the upcoming fourth entry in the Europa Universalis franchise.  Along with the announcement came all sorts of goodies, including a trailer, some screenshots, concept art, and a look at the expected PC and MAC system reqs for the game. Europa Universalis IV is listed to be released in Q3, 2013 on PC and MAC but for now here’s your info dump…

The award-winning series that has sold over a million copies and redefined grand strategy gaming for a generation is back with unprecedented flexibility, new options for imperial management, and the same deep commitment to historical gameplay that has made Europa Universalis the legendary franchise it is today.

Prepare to join a worldwide community of over half a million players and experience the drama and tension that only the grand stage of history can provide. Following on the success of the critically acclaimed Crusader Kings II, Paradox Development Studio is ready to take you to worlds both old and new – each yours for the taking.

Europa Universalis IV Features:

  • Make your own decisions: Nation building is completely flexible
  • Use your Monarch Power: In this new system, a leader’s traits will direct the ebb and flow of gameplay
  • Experience history coming to life: The great personalities of the past are on hand to support you as you make your mark on thousands of historical events
  • Turn the world into your playground: Enjoy over 300 years of gameplay in a lush topographical map in full 3D
  • Gain control of vital trade routes and make the wealth of the world flow to your coffers in the all-new trade system
  • Bring out your negotiating skills in a deeper diplomatic system
  • Go online and battle against your friends in an all-new multiplayer game mode that features hot-join, improved chatting, a new matchmaking server, and support for a standalone server
  • Create your own history and customize your game: Europa Universalis IV gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire

System requirements / PC

  • Operating system: XP/Vista/Windows7
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • Memory: 2 Gb RAM
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB Available HDD Space
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
  • Resolution at least: 1024*768
  • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9

Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers

Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode

System requirements / MAC

  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce
  • 9600 or higher
  • Peripherals: Mouse, keyboard

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David
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