The Res Publica expansion DLC was announced on June 17, 2014. It will be released Summer 2014. It will introduce new systems of governance and trade to the game, including an all-new government type and several new Idea Groups for ambitious strategists to explore.
The following features were unveiled in the announcement.
- Republic Affairs: Grow your influence with the Merchant Republic faction to create new trade posts and reap bonuses, or exploit the inner power struggles of the Dutch Republic and their unique election events
- Meet the New Boss: Try the all-new Republican Dictatorship government type, and decide between increases in power or Republic Tradition in new in-game opportunities and events
- Don’t Fight the Power: Retain power for the ruling family by backing heirs in Elective Monarchies; boost your growth with the National Focus bonus and spend your points on Administrative, Diplomatic, or Military Power