Crusader Kings 3’s First Paid DLC Is the Viking-Themed Northern Lords

Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords is a Norse-themed flavor pack that is set to be released on March 16, 2021 as the game’s first paid DLC.

While this isn’t a full-blown expansion to Crusader Kings 3, Northern Lords will still give players “dozens of new stories” and chances to “raid foreign shores, brave harsh winters, or establish a new Viking realm.”

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Players will have a chance to found a new realm and establish power in foreign lands. Furthermore, Holy Norse warriors, shield-maidens, and poets will be available as new character roles.

Since the Norse culture is the focus of this flavor pack, it will allow players to immerse themselves in that world by doing everything from erecting runestones to honor your ancestors to sacrificing prisoners in a sacred blot ritual.

There will also be new Dynastic legacies, cultural innovations, and other events that will add depth to these new experiences.

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Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords can be purchased for $6.99 USD or as part of the game’s expansion pass that includes a new expansion and another new flavor pack.

In our 10/10 review of Crusader Kings 3, we said that it “takes the throne as the new king of historical strategy by expanding on and deepening the best parts of what made its predecessor memorable and unique.”

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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