East vs West A Hearts of Iron announced
East vs West: A Hearts of Irons game has been announced today by Paradox, the next in Hearts of Iron series that is taking the players to experience the world of conflict during the cold war era from 1946 to 1991. Players will be able to take control of virtually any nation that existed in this time frame, and deciding whether they want to invest their efforts to maintain world peace or attempt to go for world domination. Even though the trailer says “coming soon”, the actual date of the game’s release is Q2 2013. While that isn’t exactly all too long time away, we want this awesome title sooner than that – best would be right away! Luckily, we got the Hearts of Iron Their Finest Hour to help us survive the waiting period a bit easier.
Here are some of the main features of the upcoming East vs West game:
Choose your game style: Lead any nation in the Post-World War II Era and expand your nation’s influence while the tension rises
Keep a watchful eye on the world: Experience a rich 3D topographic map that allows deep strategic decisions
Take control by all means: Use Diplomacy, Politics, Economy and Espionage to influence the policies of other nations or just outsmart the others in the new economical system.
Spy on your opponents: Make good use of your superspies from a collection of Spy Cards
Get support from United Nations: If all else fails, bring your issues in front of the UN General Assembly and hope for a resolution to pass
Feel the pressure when the Doomsday clock rises: Do you push another issue to get more prestige, or will you back down to prevent an escalation to a possible World War III?
Take part of the arms race: Fight globally for Ideological Domination and challenge the dynamic military AI. Wage war, secure resources and make sure to control your military production so you are prepared for the worst possible outcome – a global nuclear war.
Explore a flexible technology system – Research new technologies to give your nation technological superiority and nuclear supremacy. Take part in the exciting space race or try to develop your own nuclear defense systems.
Control the land, air, sea and beyond: Explore the Strategic warfare system to crush your enemies if the situation arises or use guerillas to do the job for you. Freely customize your ships for your own personal strategies in the brand new naval editor.
Relive history or change it: Experience historical accuracy that offers unparalleled level of freedom of choice and a large re-playability value
Multiplayer: Battle against your friends in multiplayer for up to 32 players and don’t miss the chance to nuke your friends into oblivion in the new economical system
All in all, we think that it was about time to see this period getting some more love. Because, as the Paradox press release goes, “the cold war was called like that because it was very, very cool!”