Europa Universalis IV is getting a new “El Dorado” expansion; new religions, pirate hunting and more

Europa Universalis IV El Dorado

The fourth expansion to Paradox’s grand cultural strategy game, Europa Universalis IV, is in the works; dubbed “El Dorado”. It will focus on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire, and includes new religions such as the Nahuatl, Inti and Mayan. With the promise of gold, pirates will be on the prowl to plunder unsuspecting and greedy traders, but can be combated with new trade fleets.

It’s due out next month, but you can check out the teaser for the new expansion below.

Paradox’s synopsis of El Dorado sounds as promising as the fabled “city of gold”. Here’s what you can expect in the features department.

  • A deep Nation Designer gives you new starting options for your games, including national ideas and custom monarchs
  • Experience the new Nahuatl, Inti and Mayan religions with blood sacrifices or Sun Worship
  • Send your conquistadors to hunt for the Seven Cities of Gold, or your explorer on exploration missions around the world
  • Gold Fleets can traffic New World wealth back to Europe, and be targeted by your privateer fleets
  • Use your trade fleets to hunt dangerous pirates
  • Maintain good relations with the Pope so you can get a corner of the world to call your own in the Treaty of Tordesillas

If you’re already salivating at the sounds of El Dorado, you’re in luck: Paradox have said that it’ll be out by next month, for Windows, Mac and Linux. And if you’re quick enough, you can catch a Paradox stream previewing the game right now.