NEW YORK– February 14, 2011– Paradox Interactive today announced Hearts of Iron The Card Game, a free-to-play, browser-based, online Trading Card Game (TCG) set in World War II. Players will take on the role of Axis or Allies and choose their strategies as they challenge opponents online via Paradox Connect. The game is being developed internally by Paradox and is the company’s first online TCG. Hearts of Iron The Card Gam e is scheduled to enter open beta in the coming months and go live later this year.
"Hearts of Iron The Card game builds on the popular and successful Hearts of Iron strategy franchise that we’ve operated for the last several years,” said Tom Söderlund, Project Lead for Paradox Connect.“By taking Hearts of Iron to a free online card game format, we’ll be able to introduce a new audience to the series and also cater directly to online TCG fans.”
About Hearts of Iron The Card Game
Hearts of Iron The Card Game is a free-to-play online card game where players get to re-enact World War II in their browser. The game features over 120 unique cards with authentic World War II vehicles, locations and events. A deck editor also allows players to create custom decks according to their play style. Based off the popular historical grand strategy game the Hearts of Iron card game is designed to enable card commanders to strategically build and combine a lethal force to be reckoned with.
- <*>Free to play.*> <*>Play as the Axis, Allies or Comintern.*> <*>120 unique cards with authentic World War II artwork.*> <*>20 promotional cards.*> <*>Multiple game modes.*> <*>Deck editor lets you build and customize decks according to your preferences.*> <*>Trade cards with other players.*> <*>Paradox Connect support with achievements and highscores.*>
About Paradox Connect
Paradox Connect is the umbrella brand for all Paradox Interactive’s online activities and aims to give every Paradox player a stronger online identity. Building on their large community, Paradox Connect will include Paradox Achievements, integrate social media, downloadable content in various formats and more. Paradox will also start publishing online games as part of the Paradox Connect initiative.
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, The 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 www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive and www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive
International Digital Entertainment Agency
Project Lead, Paradox Connect