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Monday, February 9, 2009
Europa Universalis Rome: Vae Victis Released
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Virtual Programming has announced the release of Europa Universalis Rome: Vae Victis, an expansion for the historical strategy title. Vae Victus improves upon the base game with expanded options in government, new missions, new decisions, new laws, and a completely revised military AI.

Set during the golden age of the Roman Republic when the Senate ruled the Empire, Vae Victis features a massive number of additions and improvements to Europa Universalis: Rome, a game that was already one of the most prominent to depict that era in the widest scope.

An overview of these key changes begins with government, which has received a lot of attention for the expansion in order to produce more fluid and balanced gameplay. The cast of historical characters of the ancient world have also had a significant overhaul across a variety of areas and with the addition of missions, decisions and laws, Vae Victis is an expansion packed with a huge amount of new content.

• The dynamics of the characters that live in the Republic will come to life as the men and women have their own personal goals and agendas, which are often in conflict with each other. Will you be able to manage these wilful personalities?
• As a Republic you will now need to take the Senate into the account. Characters will belong to various parties depending on their goals, values and ambition. The Senate will pass laws, which will allow or disallow certain country actions.
• Making sure that the party in power backs your own goals, adds another strategic element to game play. Monarchies and Tribes will have their own courts, beware of bootlickers and sycophants who will stop at nothing to replace your divinely appointed ruler with themselves.
• "Carthago Delenda Est". Senators will cry out and charge players to perform their duties. Now the Senate or a religious power can give players missions to fulfil, guiding the player through ambitions to experience a rich and rewarding history.
• Mobilize the Senate to back important laws such as 'Lex Gabinia' to fight piracy or the 'Lex Acilia Repetundarum' to reduce corruption. Players can also enact decisions at various levels, working with regional governors to grant citizenships to a region or a province.
• Completely revised military AI, particularly in the area of military campaigns. Will benefit experienced players in particular.
• An overhauled interface making the information more easily accessible for both new and advanced players

• Europa Universalis Rome
• OS X 10.3.9 or higher
• Intel or PPC G5
• GeForce 5200, Radeon 9600 (not GMA950)
• 64 MB VRAM, 512 MB RAM
• 700 MB hard disk space
• Broadband connection for Internet play & Product Registration

Vae Victis requires Europa Universalis: Rome to play and costs $14.95 (£9.95, €14.95). For more information about the game click over to the link below.

Virtual Programming
EU Rome: Vae Victis

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