Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland Video Developer Diary launched

Paradox Interactive  are happy to announce the launch of the first video developer diary for Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland, due for release on PC in Q2 2011.  It’s time to dust off the field marshal’s baton and take command of any nation in World War II; the largest conflict in history. The developer diary series includes three video developer diaries that will be released on a monthly basis.

View the first video developer diary about Diplomacy & Wargoals by Chris King, lead game designer here:

To read the ongoing written developer diary, please visit:

The second expansion to the critically acclaimed Hearts of Iron III lets you take charge – or delegate – at any level, from division to nation, through a variety of scenarios. Guide your country to glory from 1936 to 1948 – wage war on the battlefields, in the factories and at the negotiating table, in the grandest of all World War II strategy games ever made.

- War Goals and enforced peace, each member of the faction can demand their own slice and claim it when it is taken.
- New Partisan system, build Partisan undergrounds to organise your resistance movements and fight not just the occupier, but also other ideologies for control of the country.
- Seize strategic resources to fuel your war machine. New Theatre Interface giving greater strategic information.
- Improved Internal politics and a new coup system.
- Battle scenario system with several unique mini-campaigns.

the author

Managing Editor of ManaPool, Peter lives in York, UK and is a great fan and master of turn-based strategy games. If he isn't playing one of those, you'll probably find him in a role-playing game instead. He's definitely not afraid to provide a straight up opinion on any game and has a strong like for indie developers. We all start small, after all.