Last week, Miami was subjected to an unlikely Scandinavian invasion, as Paradox - along with their horde of strategy fanatics - descended for the annual Paradox Conference. It was the new games - Hearts of Iron 4 and Runemaster - that made the biggest impact during announcement day , but expansion packs for the studio's two big strategy games were also announced. One of them, Europa Universalis 4's upcoming Wealth of Nations DLC, has now been explained in more detail.
"Wealth of Nations will bring several new features to the game, focusing on trade," Paradox explain in a press release, "including the ability to secretly provoke trade conflicts, hire pirates to steal goods from your competitors, establish the East India Company and create a bustling trade capital for your nation. With several new possible ways to direct the wealth of the world into an empire's coffers, Wealth of Nations will serve the needs of every gamer's inner plutocrat."
Wealth of Nations will heavily expand the game's trade systems, adding privateers, trade conflicts and trading companies. The full feature list goes into more detail on the DLC's promised improvements:
Wealth of Nations is due out in "Q2" 2014, which in human speak is somewhere between April and June.