Background

Hearts of Iron III is an in-development grand strategy game by Paradox Interactive that is the sequel to the previous Hearts of Iron games, the latest being the expansion Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon. It was announced on the August 20, 2008 and is scheduled for release in Q3 2009
As with the previous Hearts of Iron games, it will allow the player to take control of almost any nation that existed or even plausibly could have existed during the period of 1936-1948, guiding it through the perils of World War II.

Features

10,000 land provinces and 4,500 naval provinces
Time frame 1936 - 1948

Research multiple parts instead of complete units
Divisions will be composed of several brigades which can be chosen

A new resource system, requiring the purchase of commodities in an economic system

A mobilization and reserve mechanic, forcing democracies to mobilize when war nears rather than maintaining a large standing army.

Carrier air groups will no longer be brigades of carriers but will function independently

More than 20 types of brigades
You will have to defend against strategic bombing (or strategic warfare)

A simpler learning curve than previous installments

The AI can now be ordered to manage individual fronts, allowing the player to focus on fronts that interest them.

More than 150 playable countries
All countries will have to fight differently

The establishment of governments-in-exile, and rebel campaigns to retake a country

Official URL

Official Site
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