‘Iron Cross’ expansion to Hearts of Iron II out now!

NEW YORK–  October 7th, 2010– Paradox Interactive has today released the externally developed Hearts of Iron II expansion Iron Cross, available via digital download under the“Europa Engine projects” label. Developed by Irshappa, Iron Cross introduces a completely overhauled map with 4,000 new provinces, fresh scenarios as well an extended playtime of 1933 to 1964. New units and brigades, thousands of historical events, improved AI and an impressive new technology tree will ensure that Iron Cross elevates the Hearts of Iron II playing experience to unprecedented heights.

Key Features:

- Play as any one of over 200 nations from 1933 to 1964

- New game map with more than 4,000 new provinces

- Over 6,000 new events

- Technology tree with a realistic research system across 800 technologies

- New units and brigades including special forces, infantry and heavy artillery

- Improved AI with greater depth and more options

The expansion Iron Cross is compatible with Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon ( Hearts of Iron II: Complete), Arsenal of Democracy and Darkest Hour (once released).

The Hearts of Iron II expansion Iron Cross is a digital download release only for 9.99 USD and available here: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IRCR/iron-cross

Read more about Iron Cross: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com

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 II, Hearts of Iron and Hearts of Iron II, with the first independently developed external projects being For The Glory and Arsenal of Democracy. Forthcoming Europa Engine projects include Iron Cross and Darkest Hour.

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 and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. 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 www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive


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