Latest Hearts of Iron 3 Developer Diary Entry Storms Giant Realm

NEW YORK—May 7, 2009— Paradox Interactive today announced that the latest developer diary entry for the grand strategy title Hearts of Iron 3 is now available on Giant Realm.

In the three most recent diary entries, lead developer Johan Andersson discusses a variety of topics, including reserve divisions, mobilization, and command structure.

The most recent diary discusses artificial intelligence. Johan Andersson states:

“I suppose the big question is does the AI cheat? Well the AI doesn’t cheat but it can do something you can’t. It can consider and evaluate more that its current plan. We don’t consider this a cheat because you will do the same, it just is able to talk directly to its theatre HQs to find out exactly what they need where as you guess these things and then find out when the plan is put into prepare. Even while the German Western Theatre is off blitzing France a higher-level AI can look at and consider a plan for the invasion of Britain and start thinking is this worthwhile, what units it will need, and start building them.”

To read the latest developer diary entries for Hearts of Iron 3, please visit:

Hearts of Iron III is now the Beta stage of development. These last months the team has been stabilizing the foundations of the AI, tightening up the rules and mechanics of the game, along with implementing brand new artwork and interface features.

Hearts of Iron III is scheduled for release in Q3 2009 and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. It will also be available for digital download at all major digital download portals.

About Hearts of Iron 3

Hearts of Iron 3 is the highly anticipated third installment of the grand strategy Hearts of Iron series. The Hearts of Iron series has been acclaimed as one of the largest and most detailed World War II strategy series. Set between 1936 and 1948, Hearts of Iron 3 follows this grand tradition. Players take control of a country, from major players like Russia or the United States to smaller nations like Costa Rica, and guide that country through World War II. Hearts of Iron III will feature a range of brand new features to satisfy veteran and novice players alike, including an enormous game map with more than 14,000 land and sea provinces.

A game presentation from earlier this year is available here:

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best publishedtitles like the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Mount&Blade, Elven Legacy and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

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