It's a good time to be a Viking in Crusader Kings 3. Publisher Paradox Interactive today revealed that the Northern Lords Flavor Pack DLC is set to launch in just a few days, making the experience of playing a Norse ruler more colorful and varied.
Although it is the grand strategy game's first post-launch DLC, Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords Flavor Pack is not a full-fledged expansion, the publisher stresses. Its additions largely cover the cosmetic sphere, but Crusader Kings 2 players will also see a handful of familiar decisions returning.
Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords brings new clothes, hairstyles, and beards – including braids and wolfskin cloaks – for Norse characters, giving players the opportunity of making their Vikings look fiercer than before.
Four new Viking-themed music tracks are also part of the Flavor Pack, as are new 3D models for holdings, (long)ships, and units. All these work together to make playing as a Norse ruler stand out visually.
But while cosmetic additions make up a good part of Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords, players also have a series of gameplay additions to look forward to. Newly introduced decisions allow you to once again raise runestones to commemorate important events and hold a Grand Blot to honor the gods and secure your position as a leader.
Norse rulers can train Shieldmaidens, form the High Kingdom of the North Sea, but also recruit Varangian Veterans, pursue new legacies, and inventions.
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