Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords is a flavor pack inspired by the Vikings released on March 16, 2021, as the game’s first paid DLC.
It’s not a full expansion for Crusader Kings 3, but Northern Lords will give players “dozens of new stories” and the chance to “raid foreign shores, weather harsh winters and build a new Viking empire.”
Players can establish a new realm and gain power in distant lands. Also, Holy Norse warriors, shield maidens, and poets are coming as new characters in the game.
The focus is on Norwegian culture in this flavor pack. It allows players to immerse themselves in that world by doing everything from raising runestones to honoring your ancestors by sacrificing prisoners in a sacred ritual.
There will also be new Dynastic legacies, cultural innovations, and other events that add depth to those new experiences.
Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords will be released on March 16, 2021.