Publisher Paradox Interactive has annouced that Europa Universalis: Rome will be shipping to stores in North American on April 15 and in stores all across Europe from April 18.

The newly improved Europa Universalis engine takes the series to the next level; allowing players to assassinate, negotiate, plunder, assimilate and conquer their way to greatness, through the ancient era of the Roman Republic.

We've been keen to get a copy of this since the last trailer - indeed this could be the strategy title to watch over the coming weeks!