“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
- Winston Churchill
NEW YORK– 5th of April 2011 - Paradox Interactive have today released Darkest Hour, a standalone Hearts of Iron Grand Strategy game developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox forum led by Martin Ivanov. Darkest Hour is a digital download only title with a recommended price of $9.99/€9.99/£7.99.
Emphasizing Paradox Interactive’s strategy of promoting outstanding development talent from within their modding community, Darkest Hour features a mixture of multiple length single player campaigns set against the backdrop of the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of World War I up to onset of the Cold War in the late 1940’s, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to 32 players.
Darkest Hour also introduces a new Artificial Intelligence that is now able to react and adapt to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, implementing a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.
• Multiple length single player campaigns set against the darkest historical periods of the 20th century
• Online multiplayer mode for up to 32 players
• New game map redesigned to offer greater detail as well as improved strategic and tactical opportunities
• Dynamic diplomatic system giving the player greater influence on the course of events
• New Artificial Intelligence capable of reacting to hundreds of different situations
View the previously released trailer here:
About Europa Engine projects
Europa Engine projects are independently developed games using Paradox Interactive’s proprietary Europa Engine, giving small development teams access to one of the best and most powerful Strategy game engines in the industry. The Europa Engine powered such internally developed titles as Europa Universalis, Europa Universalis II, Victoria I, Hearts of Iron and Hearts of Iron II, with the first independently developed external projects being For The Glory, Arsenal of Democracy and Iron Cross. Forthcoming Europa Engine projects is Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game.
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, Lionheart: Kings' Crusade, Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow http://www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive and www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive