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Debut gameplay footage for World War II grand strategy game Hearts of Iron IV

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Paradox Interactive's in-house studio revealed 15 seconds' worth of gameplay for their upcoming grand strategy World War II 'em up, Hearts of Iron IV. Couched in archival WW2 footage—where there's, of course, a glimpse of the man that ruined the Charlie Chaplin mustache for everybody—there's an in-game recreation of Germany's three-pronged attack on Poland.

In case you haven't played a Paradox strategy game before, be advised: they're no joke. In Hearts of Iron, particularly, you don't have to just be one of the major players in the war. There are 150 countries to choose from, and over 10,000 land provinces spread across the map (that is, if it's anything like Hearts of Iron III; and Paradox isn't known for skimping features on sequels).

Hearts of Iron IV aims for a Q1 2015 launch date on PC.

Hearts of Iron IV is Now Enlisting Fans in ??Rush to the Front?? Reward Campaign

New Trailer Reveals First-ever In-engine Footage
to the General Public

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – August 11, 2014

Paradox Interactive today invited strategists and warmongers everywhere to enlist in the "Rush to the Front" reward campaign for Hearts of Iron IV, the upcoming World War II strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Armies are massing as the world prepares to rewrite the greatest conflict in history, and Hearts of Iron fans can unlock exclusive rewards by winning over recruits to their side.

Simply by visiting the Hearts of Iron website at, ambitious generals can join one of three factions: The Axis, the Allies, or the Comintern. The more members each faction recruits, the more rewards will ultimately be unlocked for all fans, and fans who recruit 20 or more soldiers will have the chance gain access to the Hearts of Iron IV beta. For more details, please visit

A new trailer today for Hearts of Iron IV has been revealed, displaying in-engine footage of the game's new strategic planning system for the first time ever. Witness history in the re-making here:

Hearts of Iron IV challenges players to face the brutal conflict of World War II in a multifaceted grand strategy game, where history can be fully relived or rewritten from the perspective of a global superpower attempting to change the world—or a small nation simply trying to survive.

Strategy fans will discover the most authentic real-time simulation of World War II to date, with authentic historical figures battling on land, sea, and air with period-accurate armies, vehicles, and newly discovered weapons of mass destruction—along with plenty of diplomatic and trade tactics.

To learn more about Hearts of Iron IV, visit


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