Mandate Of Heaven, Paradox Interactive's latest DLC for Europa Universalis IV sets to be released on April 6th this year. EUIV has received a steady stream of updates since its initial release and this one could be the best yet!
Asia, a continent that can best some of the most feared players and some of the craftiest of leaders will soon discover that the Bushido holds the key to success in the Far East. The Chinese empire rules from the Dragon Throne and it rules with an Iron fist. They force their neighbours to bow to them and pay tribute to their glorious empire. The Japanese, however, owe their loyalty to the Shogunate who is seated in Kyoto. Should a Daimyo step out of line they will swiftly find that they will be called to preserve their honour by seppuku, a most sacred of rituals to the Japanese.
Back in the West, they are ushering in a Historical age that will bring Golden Eras to the already booming economy. Could this be the rewriting of history with a Napoleon conquering all the way through Russia and achieving the domination he sought but was unable to achieve? The fall of England before they are able to unite the Isles and from Great Britain and then the United Kingdom, the rise of the Byzantium empire once more.
The mandate of Heaven leaves us once more grasping at a chance for more and what could be the best instalment so far. I can tell you that we here are GameReplays are excited more than ever to see the latest DLC and what this could mean for the game. Come April 6th we will once again be rewriting history into the eye of the beholder and conquering the world full of possibilities that their counterparts were unable to achieve in life but perhaps might achieve in death.
Historical Ages and Golden Eras: Meet objectives in four historical ages from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Revolutions, earning new bonuses and powers for your country. Declare a Golden Era to further increase your chance of success.
Chinese Empire: New mechanics for Ming China, including Imperial Decrees and Imperial Reforms to bolster the Dragon Throne.
Tributaries: Force your neighbours to pay tribute to your Chinese Empire, paying you in gold, manpower or monarch points.
New Japanese Rules: Daimyos now owe loyalty to the Shogun - and the Shogun is whoever controls the imperial capital of Kyoto. Force your lesser rivals to commit seppuku to preserve honour.
Manchu Banners: Rally the Manchu warlords around your throne and call up the traditional banners to reinforce your army.
Diplomatic Macrobuilder: Common diplomatic actions are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface.