Paradox Interactive hosted its annual convention in Berlin today, kicking things off with a flurry of announcements, including the reveal of Crusader Kings 3, the sequel to one of the best strategy games on PC (opens in new tab). Here's everything the publisher has announced.
Crusader Kings 3
The king is dead! After eight years and a billion expansions, Paradox is finally moving onto Crusader Kings 3 (opens in new tab), which will of course contain more lots and lots of lovely map porn and murderous dynastic intrigue. It's due out next year.
Surviving the Aftermath
Paradox has turned Surviving Mars, or at least the surviving part, into a brand. The first new game is Surviving the Aftermath (opens in new tab), a post-apocalyptic survival management game that's available in now early access via the Epic Games Store.
Battletech: Heavy Metal
Battletech: Heavy Metal (opens in new tab) is... well it's more mechs fighting mechs. The normally crappy light mechs are better now, apparently, and the expansion will also throw eight new mechs, eight new weapons systems and a new Flashpoint campaign into the tactical sandbox. It's due out on November 21.
Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations
Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations (opens in new tab) is the first expansion for the sci-fi 4X romp, introducing a new NPC faction, secret Heritor technology, two more campaigns and 30 new locations. Also ancient robo-assassins! It's coming on November 19.
Stellaris: Federations (opens in new tab) promises more features for, you've guessed it, federations. These big ol' alliances will come in lots of new flavours, including trade leagues and research cooperatives. Once you've found enough aliens, you can found the space UN, the Galactic Community. But not until later this year.
Hearts of Iron 4: La Resistance
Hearts of Iron 4: La Resistance (opens in new tab) adds spies and intelligence agencies to World War 2, letting you sabotage enemy facilities or maybe protect yourself from spies from another nation. You'll be able to make your own custom agency soon.
Prison Architect: Psych Ward
Prison Architect: Psych Ward (opens in new tab), the 2017 console DLC, is now heading to PC, but with a few extra bells and whistles, like padded solitary cells and orderlies that look after the "criminal insane" inmates. It's due out on November 21.