Paradox’s grand strategy titles have always been about what ifs. What if Gandhi became a warmonger? What if the Native Americans fought off the invaders? And now Paradox Interactive is asking what if Germany’s military know-how was enough to see off England once and for all.
The latest trailer for Hearts of Iron IV shows the British homeland bombarded by the Luftwaffe, before being well and truly overrun by the Third Reich. Paradox’s sequel makes the switch to an updated Clausewitz engine, in which you can see the key events in the fall of Europe played out on the map.
Germany leads with a series of intense air strikes, before sending in footsoldiers in an effort to take the capital. The fighting ensues in the countryside as resistance fighters try to make one last stand. All the while the USA has become a reclusive force, protecting its own.
No one’s been keeping an eye on the Russian Soviet Union, which is beginning a sweeping domination of Europe.
Hearts of Iron IV will be out some time in 2016.