Optionally, explorers can look to conquer all-new randomised lands if the historical New World feels a little stale. There are also new events, ideas and buildings for natives.
A radical change to the colonial system is the eventual separation of the colonies from the empire, as they become limited independent nations serving their overlord.
Some of the new mechanics from the Conquest of Paradise expansion will be included in a free patch that coincides with the expansion's launch, which includes new map modes, playable nations and colonial nations. This new content offers the chance to Native American tribes to start an early North American empire.
A new developer diary has released exploring the changes to Native Americans.
Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise releases on PC January 14th, 2014.
Paradox Interactive have also announced the.
"To celebrate the new world being offered in Europa Universalis IV, Paradox has also announced Paradox Short Story Contest 2014, where fans can literally rewrite history. During 2014, Paradox Books will publish an alternate history anthology, featuring stories by a selection of authors including famed alternate history author Harry Turtledove."
"Players are now invited to submit their own short stories to the anthology. Three winners will be published in the collection and receive a hard copy signed by the Europa Universalis IV developers as well as a standard writer’s fee for their work. Not only that, the winners will receive the Paradox Collection, a bundle of over 50 games. The ambition of the Paradox Short Story Contest is to spread the word about the storytelling created by players in strategy games."
To enter the contest:
• Write a short story (approximately 5,000 words) based on a pivotal event from history – with a different ending than the one which actually occurred. • The historical event must take place between 1444 and 1821 - the era of Europa Universalis IV. • Send submissions as attached documents to email@example.com no later than January 31, 2014 and write Paradox Short Story Contest in the subject line; winners to be announced 28th of February.
• The historical event must take place between 1444 and 1821 - the era of Europa Universalis IV.
• Send submissions as attached documents to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2014 and write Paradox Short Story Contest in the subject line; winners to be announced 28th of February.