crusaderkings2art Crusader Kings II Gets Patch and DLC

It’s always a good thing when a publisher releases a ton of new content for a game, especially when it’s just-released.  Paradox Interactive announced today the release of patch 1.05 for Crusader Kings II as well as the DLC The Crusader Kings II Ruler Designer and three music DLCs:  Songs of Albion, Songs of Faith, and Songs of the Holy Land, all composed by Andreas Waldetoft.  Key to the patch is the following:

• New Crusade System – The Pope declares the war and other rulers can join the attacking alliance with the ruler contributing the most gaining the targeted kingdom
• Coalition Armies – Armies can now be ‘attached’ to each other after which they will follow the lead army

• Two New Plots – Plot to revoke your vassal’s title, plot to cut a more powerful fellow vassal down to size
• More than 100 new events (Friendship & Rivalries, Regencies and others)

• Six New Kingdoms – Added the kingdoms of Frisia, Lotharingia, Bavaria, Pomerania, Aquitaine and Brittany

• New diplomatic options – offer to Join War, Matrilineal Betrothal)
• Causes of Death – See what characters have died of to determine whether they were murdered or not
• War Contribution Score – Participants in wars now get a contribution score which determines how much prestige and piety they get when the war ends
• Culture uncoupled from ethnicity

You can check out the trailer for the Ruler Designer DLC below.  Also, Crusader Kings II is available for $39.99 at a number of retail outlets and digital distribution platforms.