Hearts of Iron III Expansion Announced

One of Paradox Interactives and Paradox Development Studios' most expansive games will get even bigger this fall. Hearts of Iron III, the deepest and most expansive simulation of World War 2-era politics, science and warfare, is getting a new expansion that offers players a greater connection to the period's history and new ways to jump straight into the action.

"Their Finest Hour" is the third expansion for Hearts of Iron III, and comes three years after the original game's release further evidence of Paradox's commitment to building and growing their games well after the launch period, adding features and ideas requested by their active and involved international online community.

Announced main features for
Hearts of iron III: Their Finest Hour include:

  • Expanded espionage system with new and reworked missions and new covert operations that can be performed on the map.
  • Battle Plans Mode - load historical plans, or draw your own and share with your allies in real-time in multiplayer games.
  • New unique elite units: Gurkhas, Rangers, Imperial Guards etc.
  • Deeper naval invasions system with development of specialized landing and assault crafts to improve assault effectiveness.
  • More detailed control over strategic warfare and a generalized lend-lease system to support your distant allies with your industrial might.
  • Leaders can now gain traits, and assigning them to duty is more important than ever with the new combat tactics system for battles.
  • A new custom game mode for both single and multiplayer. You start with a clean slate and can instantly produce units, research technologies and affect political alignment before the game begins. This allows you to model interesting 'what-if' scenarios and speeds up the early years for those who would like to jump straight into the action with no slow build-up.
  • Two new detailed battle scenarios, the Russo-Finnish Winter War and the Spanish Civil War

The expansion Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour to be released later this year. For more information, check out the official Hearts of Iron website.