Crusader Kings 3 Release Date Announced

The third entry in the role-playing strategy franchise will launch later this year.


Paradox’s third installment in the Crusader Kings franchise is set to release for PC on September 1.

Crusader Kings III is a strategy RPG set in medieval times in which players control an ongoing dynasty of rulers and try to keep their kingdom going despite various obstacles.

It’s been eight years since Crusader Kings II launched and since then over 15 expansions have been released. According to Eurogamer, Crusader Kings III is set to go even deeper into the strategy formula and offer even more new possibilities, while aiming to be easy for franchise newcomers.

Crusader Kings III will offer players the ability to play as any noble house, featuring rulers from Iceland, India, Finland, and Central Africa, among others. The game spans across five centuries.

Each character players control or interact with will have their own unique personality, affecting the events and options that occur in-game. These events will be inspired by real events from history, including holy wars that were waged, peasant revolts, and real wars that were sparked over inheritance.

The game will also introduce new lifestyles, skills, 3D portraits, a new stress mechanic, traits, religious leaders, appearances, and the ability to influence the genetic code of future generations.

Crusader Kings III is available to pre-order on PC, Mac and Linux on the Paradox Store for $49.99.

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