Darkest Hour Released!

Paradox Interactive have released Darkest Hour, a standalone Hearts of Iron Grand Strategy game developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox forum led by Martin Ivanov. Darkest Hour is a digital download only title with a recommended price of $9.99/€9.99/£7.99.

Emphasizing Paradox Interactive’s strategy of promoting outstanding development talent from within their modding community, Darkest Hour features a mixture of multiple length single player campaigns set against the backdrop of the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of World War I up to onset of the Cold War in the late 1940’s, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to 32 players.

Darkest Hour also introduces a new Artificial Intelligence that is now able to react and adapt to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, implementing a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.

• Multiple length single player campaigns set against the darkest historical periods of the 20th century
• Online multiplayer mode for up to 32 players
• New game map redesigned to offer greater detail as well as improved strategic and tactical opportunities
• Dynamic diplomatic system giving the player greater influence on the course of events
• New Artificial Intelligence capable of reacting to hundreds of different situations

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A keen gamer since her parents bought her a NES at the age of 7, Zyle’s more recent gaming preference is for RPGs, Turn Based Strategies and Puzzle games. She’s pretty terrible at FPS and RTS but enjoys them all the same, and is currently avoiding MMOs due to a lack of time! Favourite game of all time: Ultima Online.