Paradox Interactive Releases New Sprite Packs, Soviet Music and Guide for Hearts of Iron 3

NEW YORK– December 09, 2009– Today, Paradox Interactive brings forth new sprite packs to the battlefield for its widely acclaimed World War II simulation, Hearts of Iron 3. The fight now becomes even more intense with the addition of new ships, airplanes and tanks for the U.S., German, Japanese and Soviet armies.

Additionally, Paradox Interactive has released a comprehensive guide to debrief the Hearts of Iron 3 community on the recent massive Hearts of Iron 3 1.3 update. The Hearts of Iron 3 V. 1.3 Update Guide explains major changes made to the game (such as improvements in the interface, reworked battle and supply systems, and increased AI during battle and when researching technology) and how such changes enhance the overall gameplay experience.

The exclusive Soviet music pack contains over 14 minutes of specially composed music in four separate suites. All created to enrich the atmosphere of the workers republic tireless struggle against fascism. Just like for the original soundtrack for Hearts of Iron 3, theseadditional music suites have been composed by critically acclaimed Grand Strategy game composer Andreas Waldetoft. Sample music available here:

The sprite packs and the Soviet music is available at all major digital distributors.

The Hearts of Iron 3 V. 1.3 Update Guide is available for registered customers at:

Hearts of Iron 3 Complete Pack with all the sprite packs is currently on sale at: and the standard edition of the game is also sale:

Addition information about composer Andreas Waldetoft is available here:

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. Take the reins of larger superpowers such as Russia or the United States, or build up smaller nations such as Costa Rica. Hearts of Iron 3 enables strategy fans to choose the outcome of one of the grandest wars of all time. The power, responsibility, and decision-making process of a nation at war all lies within your hands.

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 Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Elven Legacy, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. For more information, please visit and follow @pdxinteractive on Twitter.

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