Hearts of Iron II Invades Retail!
Stockholm, Sweden (Jan 4, 2005) – Paradox Interactive proudly announced today that their much-awaited sequel to the multiple award-winning Hearts of Iron II has shipped to retail stores all over North America. Hearts of Iron II has been rated E for Everyone and has a SRP of $39.99.

“A strong vision for this sequel combined with feedback from our players has given us a product we are immensely proud of. We believe this could be our best strategy title released to date”, says Fredrik Lindgren, Director of Sales and Marketing for Paradox Interactive. "Most of the basic elements
have been changed to make the game smoother and give the player a better gaming experience. Our goal for Hearts of Iron 2 has been to make it easier to learn yet harder to master”

Hearts of Iron II comes with a completely re-worked interface, 19 battle scenarios, 14,000 leaders and generals and the co-operative multiplayer
feature adds a new dimension to the gameplay. The in-depth manual and tutorial will ease new players into the game.

Hearts of Iron received international acclaim from the North American and European gaming communities, including Editor’s Choice Awards from PC Gamer, IGN and Strategy Gaming Online. The franchise has been surrounded by controversy as both games have been banned by China’s Ministry of Culture for allegedly "distorting history and damaging China's sovereignty and territorial integrity."

For more information on Hearts of Iron 2 and/or Paradox Interactive, please visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com/heartsofiron2.asp or www.heartsofiron2.com.

About Paradox Interactive:
Paradox Interactive has since 1999 been a leading developer and publisher of strategy games for the PC platform. Well renowned in their niche of strategy games, the company’s distribution network and followers span the globe. Paradox’s experienced team has worked on more than 16 titles and includes such best-selling games as Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron.
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