Release date / Patch
2013-01-15 / 1.09
Store: Content pack
Store: Music pack
It makes seven existing merchant republics playable: Venice, Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, Gotland, Ancona, and the Hansa, as well as custom-created republics from non-ironman mode saves. The player plays a Patrician - the head of a merchant family.
The DLC allows the player to play as a Patrician in a merchant republic, but all the other changes were rolled into the free patch.
- New and different type of gameplay, with city holdings as province capitals, lower demesne limit and usage of mercenaries for warfare.
- Trade empire management by building and improving trade post holdings and controlling trade zones in the sea lanes and coasts of Europe.
- New Embargo CB, to defend trade posts against rival Republics and greedy feudal lords
- Republic Casus Belli to seize coastal cities with a trade post, which can be followed up to seize counties with a city.
- New patrician elective succession law: Patrician families compete for the coveted position of Doge and the leadership of the Republic. It is possible to compensate for lack of age and Prestige by investing money in a campaign fund.
- Losing the election is not game over, thanks to the family palace holding.
- Events related to feuds with other Patrician families and plots to seize Trade Posts from rivals
- New Republican skin for the interface.
- Unique Clothes and ship models for Republics.
Main article: Developer diaries
|No.||Title and Link||Description||Date|
|1||The Five Families||Announces The Republic DLC and the mechanics of the new merchant republics||2012-12-19|
|2||War and Trade||Discusses the new trade mechanics and embargoes.||2012-12-26|
|3||Government||Covers the republic mechanics and how the Doge is elected.||2013-01-03|
|4||Events and Decisions||Discusses new events and patch 1.09 changes.||2013-01-09|
|5||"Post Mortem" Thoughts||Discusses The Republic post-release.||2013-01-30|