Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven

Posted on 06 Mar 2017 by

The Middle Kingdom has seen many dynasties come and go. Warlords, Emperor and Statesmen have shaped China over centuries, a continuous line from the beginning to the end. It is with a grand legacy that China makes its way into Europa Universalis IV, allowing players for the first time to rule this mighty nation. Sending out edits and orders from the Forbidden City, the emperor reigns supreme with a mandate of heaven blessing his rule.

With Mandate of Heaven, Ming China, Japan and the Manchu tribes are now playable, next to various other East Asian nations. Handling similarly to the Holy Roman Empire, Mandate of Heaven allows you to use your meritocracy to the fullest. Increase your power by demanding tributes, recruit the Manchu tribes into your army and reform the state one step at a time. Additionally, a new Golden Era mechanic will reward players with decades of prosperity and unrivaled power.

For more information on Mandate of Heaven, check out the official devblog.

Official Press Release

STOCKHOLM – 2 March 2017 – Dynasties come and dynasties go, but China is eternal. An unbroken chain stretches through the millennia, and now this mantle lies on your shoulders. Rest secure in the Forbidden City, husbanding your power for the storms you know are coming. Your neighbors will kowtow and bring tribute to your palace. Does anyone dare challenge you, the heir to the Mandate of Heaven?

Mandate of Heaven is the newest expansion to Europa Universalis IV, the renowned historical grand-strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Mandate of Heaven enhances the game experience for playing the major nations of East Asia, especially Ming China, Japan, and the Manchu tribes.

One of the centerpieces of Mandate of Heaven is managing the Celestial Empire, similar to how the Holy Roman Empire has been handled in Europa Universalis IV. Increase the power of your mandate by commanding tribute, then use your mandate to reform the imperial system, strengthening your grip on the Middle Kingdom and the continent as a whole. Embrace the meritocracy of China’s civil service to pass decrees that meet your empire’s immediate needs. Can you hold off challengers to your claim?

Mandate of Heaven’s features include:

  • Ages and Golden Eras: Earn perks in four historical ages for meeting specific goals, building up to declaring your nation’s single Golden Era – 50 years of prosperity and power.
  • Meritocracy: The Chinese emperor can hire good advisors more cheaply, keeping the empire functional no matter who rules.
  • Tributaries: Some Asian nations can demand that weaker powers pay an annual tribute, whether in gold, manpower or monarch points.
  • Manchu Banners: Manchu provinces can provide cheap and effective Banner armies drawn from the traditional tribe system.
  • Japanese Shogunate: Compel the loyalty of your daimyos with new interactions that require them to submit to your authority, contribute to your power or even commit seppuku
  • Diplomatic Macrobuilder: Common diplomatic actions are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface.
  • New Events and Decisions: Most of these new systems are connected to new event series or decisions, enhancing your historical immersion.

Mandate of Heaven will also ship alongside new Content Packs fitting the theme of the expansion, with new unit designs for many of the East Asian powers and other updated army models.

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