Paradox Interactive has released a brand new gameplay trailer for their alternate-medieval-history strategy game, Crusader Kings II. Some crisp graphics and an attractive interface are shown off to great effect. For those who aren’t immediately familiar with the series, here’s a bit more detail from the press release:
In this deep character-driven strategy game, Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into petty fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness. Expand your domain and fill your coffers, appoint vassals, battle traitors, introduce laws while interacting with hundreds of nobles, and create the most powerful dynasty in medieval Europe. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?
Well? Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King? For me the answer is clearly yes – I look good in a crown, which I hear is 99% of the qualifications – but just to make sure, you may want to check out the trailer itself: