United Developers subsidiary MacPlay has announced that it’s now shipping Europa Universalis II throughout North America.
Europa Universalis II is a strategy game based in the years 1419-1820. Beginning with the Hundred Years War and ending with the fall of Napoleon, this game provides a battlefield of more than 180 nations — with Europe, China, Africa and the Americas at your control. You choose your form of government, send privateers to explore the world and make contact with other nations, raise armies, select a state religion, deal with disease, famine and other disasters, negotiate trade deals, and more.
Europa Universalis II sports nine scenarios with more than 500 missions, and historically accurate graphics and music. You can challenge up to seven human opponents over a LAN or the Internet or battle computer-controlled players if you prefer. You can also utilize a built-in “event engine” to build new nations and unique scenarios yourself. The game sports a tutorial system and manual to help you get started, too.
Developed by Paradox Entertainment AB, Europa Universalis II was published for the Macintosh by U.K.-based Virtual Programming Ltd. The game is the first in a series of Virtual Programming-published titles to be distributed in North America by MacPlay. The game’s suggested retail price is US$29.99.