NEW YORK– September 4, 2009 - Today, Paradox Interactive honors loyal soldiers battling it out in Hearts of Iron 3 with a new patch that incorporates both new features and the most requested fixes as requested through player feedback.
The Hearts of Iron 3 1.2 patch includes the following:
- Expanded interface including new map options, as well as more flexible control over what you can automate.
- Significantly improved AI, providing a greater challenge to the player.
- Improved game balance, with major focus on making diplomacy and officers more fun.
- Optimization to allow the game to run much smoother for most players.
To access the patch, click on“check for updates” in the game launcher.
To further rally up the troops, Paradox Interactive welcomes you to enter the battle headquarters of the game's development team. Get an inside look at where all of the planning and strategizing occurred for Hearts of Iron 3 and meet the true major powers involved in the creation of one of the most detailed World War II strategy games ever made. If you pay close attention soldier, you may even learn a few tactical secrets from the team.
View the behind-the-scenes footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLOkVTRy1FQ
Hearts of Iron 3 is out now in retail and all major digital-distribution channels.
About Hearts of Iron 3:
The Hearts of Iron series has become renowned for being the biggest, most detailed and complete strategic game series on World War II ever made. Hearts of Iron 3 follows that tradition closely while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of brand new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 14,000 land and sea provinces. Recent recognition includes Readers Choice for“Best PC Strategy game” at E3 and nominations in the same category at IGN and Gaming Excellence.
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 published titles like Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2 -- The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.