Developer and publisher Paradox Entertainment has released the intro movie of Hearts of Iron 2
, a "grand strategy game depicting World War 2 in a real-time environment"
which will be released next year: North America and Scandinavia January 4; Spain January 10; Germany and France January 21; Italy February 1; Australia and the UK February 18. The title has also been signed in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Hearts of Iron 2 will offer a redesigned map and interface, updated battle mechanics, re-worked technology tree, fine-tuned diplomacy and trade system, co-operative multiplayer and, apart from the four major campaigns, battle scenarios optimized for one or two evenings of gaming, as well as different multiplayer settings.
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HEARTS OF IRON 2 WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATES ANNOUNCED
Stockholm, Sweden (Sept 30, 2004) – Developer and publisher Paradox Entertainment announced today the official release dates for Hearts of Iron 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Hearts of Iron.
Release dates for the game include: North America and Scandinavia January 4; Spain January 10; Germany and France January 21; Italy February 1; Australia and the UK February 18. The title has also been signed in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Hearts of Iron 2 features a variety of exciting new developments, including 15 battle scenarios in addition to the four Grand Campaigns, a completely reworked interface and co-operative multiplayer. Hearts of Iron 2 will also include a complete tutorial to walk new fans through the intricate and engaging gameplay, as well as a new, never-before-heard music soundtrack.
“Hearts of Iron 2 will entertain and engage both new and old fans of the franchise,” says Fredrik Lindgren, VP of Sales and Marketing at Paradox Entertainment. “The tutorial will lead new players down the path to success and the hours of added gameplay will keep existing fans on their toes.”
Hearts of Iron was the first ever World War II PC game of true Grand Strategic scope and strategy gaming fans have been eagerly awaiting another title in the hugely successful franchise to ggive them more of the unparalleled hardcore gameplay they have come to expect from Paradox with titles like Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings.
Hearts of Iron received international acclaim from the North American and European gaming communities when it shipped in 2002 and with Hearts of Iron 2’s wealth of additions and developments, the PC community should gear up for another Paradox success.
Please visit www.paradoxplaza.com/heartsofiron2.asp for more information.