'God or the Sword?' asks Crusader Kings 2's latest DLC. Named Holy Fury, it's one of the medieval grand strategy 'em up's most sophisticated expansionsthis time drawing inspiration from the Northern Crusaders of Catholic Europe against their Pagan neighbours.
'In Holy Fury, Pagan rulers who reform their religion instead of converting will have a chance to design that new Reformed Paganism,' explains Paradoxwho unveiled Holy Fury on stage at PDXCON 2018 today. 'A religion of peace or one of war? Will you be guided by the stars or bow to the whims of bloodthirsty gods? Who will lead this new church? Build a new creed on the ashes of the old ways.'
Here's an announcement trailer:
And while it may not be immediately clear there, Holy Fury promises Pagan 'warrior lodges' that let players raid their way up the ranks, unlocking powerful allies as they go.
Developer: Paradox Development Studio
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Release Date: 14 Feb, 2012
Genre: Strategy, Simulation, RPG, RTS