Sunset Invasion

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Dlc icon sunset invasion.png Sunset Invasion
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Type
Release date / Patch
2012-11-15 / 1.08

Store: Immersion pack
Aztecs render picture

Sunset Invasion (SI) is a small expansion for Crusader Kings II, released on November 15, 2012. It features an ahistorical Aztec invasion of Western Europe.

Main features

Sunset Invasion adds the Aztec Invasion, which will occur no earlier than the 13th century. In the game rules, it can also be set to occur at a random date at least 50 years after the game is started.

  • A new invading threat arrives at a random point in the mid to late game, conquering from the West
  • Unique new portraits, on-map shields and units for the great Mesoamerican Menace
  • Cower in fear at the Aztec gods: New Aztec culture and religion
  • Human Sacrifice! When a province is lost, no-one is safe from the threat of losing their hearts on the obsidian altars
  • Survive the terrible disease brought by the pagan oppressors: A new plague from across the Ocean

Trivia

  • Its development was mostly outsourced or done on the staff's spare time.
  • Aztec invasion idea came from a symmetry of the Mongol horde invasion, to offset the imbalance of Western edge of the map being very safe compared to the Eastern edge.
  • If you have both The Old Gods and Sunset Invasion enabled, and north_germanic culture, an event around year 1010 describes how the "skraelings" of Vinland captured several Viking longships.
  • The invasion is called "Sunset Invasion" because it comes from the west, where the sun sets.

Dev diaries

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Sunset Invasion expansion and patch 1.08.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Invasion from the West Covers the Sunset Invasion DLC features. 2012-11-07

References