Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam Announced

Players will soon be able to play as the Muslim rulers in upcoming downloadable content for Crusader Kings II, Sword of Islam. Paradox Interactive said that the new DLC will be released at about the same time as an upcoming update that will add new features to the game, such as an expansion of the map into Mali-Songhay, differentiation on strong and weak claims, a new plot, expanded combat and more. With this new playable faction, Paradox says that "laws, marriage, holding, traits, titles and more will work completely differently."

Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam and patch 1.06 are scheduled for release in June for PC and Mac. Sword of Islam will be priced at $9.99. A developer diary will be released each Friday at the official Crusader Kings II forum.

You can check out a video showing off some of the new content to your left.

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