December 8, 2008
ULTIMATE BATTLE STRATEGY
ANTHOLOGY UNLEASHES WORLD WAR II, THE COLD WAR AND ARMAGEDDON
HEARTS OF IRON II COLLECTION
ANNOUNCED FOR EARLY 2009 RELEASE
The Hearts of Iron II Collection is
the definitive battle strategy pack for PC due for release early next year by
Ascaron Entertainment. The collection contains Hearts of Iron II plus the
Doomsday and Armageddon expansion packs, covering World War II and the Cold War
to provide a value for money gaming experience for all war gaming enthusiasts.
Hearts of Iron II
Set during World War II, Hearts of
Iron II provides challenging and innovative gameplay in detailed historical
accuracy. Players can command any World War II frontline as one of 175
countries, experiencing famous events such as the D-Day landing and Operation
Barbarossa. As well as mastering battle tactics, combat techniques and
technological research, players have access to an extensive global map and can
interact with 12,500 historical military and political leaders brought to life
through authentic portraits and different methods of war.
The stand-alone expansion pack
Doomsday enables players to relive a realistic depiction of the Allies and Axis
conflict in the early years of the Cold War. New campaigns include a US/USSR
invasion of Japan that allows players to command Cold War military elements such
as attack helicopters, nuclear submarines, H-bombs, rocketry and jet aircraft.
Espionage also plays an important role in the game, as strategically placed
intelligence units can steal nuclear technology to provide their nation with the
Booster pack Armageddon offers
further campaigns, Abyss and Armageddon, while also including a ‘what if’
scenario based on an alternative world map to what is known today. Players can
take command as the US, Japan, Germany, Italy, Argentina and South Africa,
providing hours of varied gameplay. Armageddon also features upgraded units,
giving ships improved radar and fire control; and air raid defences new damage
systems to allow them to fight for longer.
The Hearts of Iron II Collection
will be released early next year by Ascaron Entertainment.