Europa Universalis II Asia Chapters is based on the successful Europa Universalis II engine and featuring everything that the original EU II has with historic events from 1419 to 1820. In addition, brand new events focused on the grand Asian campaigns in the same period were added to broaden the historical coverage of the game, and thus give players an exciting new experience of assuming the Asian roles.
New Territories, Weapons, Religions & Culture
In addition to the 180 countries in EU II, in EU II Asia Chapters, the map has been expanded to include 30 new Asian provinces with greater historical accuracy. The player can also easily design new countries and scenarios with the tools provided.
There were only 2 provinces in EU II for Korea, namely, Yalu and Kyongju. But in EU II Asia Chapters, Korea now has 8 provinces: Hamgyeong, Pyeongan, Hwanghae, Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungcheong, Jeolla and Gyeongsang.
Similarly for Nippon (Japan), EU II covers Ezochi, Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai, Shikoku and Kyushu. However, in EU II Asia Chapters, Nippon now includes all the provinces of the time including: Ezo, North Mutsu, South Mutsu, Hokurikudou, Kanto, Chubu, Tokaido, Kii, Kinki, Sanindou, Chugoku, Sanyoudou, Shikoku, North Kyushu and South Kyushuu.
EU II Asia Chapters has also introduced new Oriental weapons, for example, the great war fleet Turtle Ship: Kobukson for Korea. There are also new military generals and political consequences for all Asian provinces and finally, Hinduism, Confucianism and Buddhism have been added as new religions that can influence people around the whole world.
New Graphics and Sound
EU II Asia Chapters has 20 minutes of new introductory animation and live footage that has been added at the beginning of each new Asian campaign.
In addition, a new authentic musical score, which is a selection of the classical works from the period, has also been added. World-class composer Mr. Chen has created a series of great Oriental compositions for all the new Asian campaigns.
New Asian Campaigns: Historical Background
The jewel of EU II Asia Chapters is the Grand Campaign starting in 1419 and ending in 1820; emphasis was placed on events that happened during the Ming dynasty of China, the Hideyoshi period of Japan, and the Choson dynasty of Korea.