updated 06:25 pm EST, Fri November 4, 2005
Hearts of Iron II released
Virtual Programming today released , the sequel to its World War II game. Completely revised with an updated combat system, the title offers a new map, a revised and easy-to-use interface, a new technology tree, and hundreds of other updates and improvements. Features include a re-designed user interface; detailed diplomacy and production systems with help functions to avoid micromanagement; a "movement-is-attack" combat system making warfare more realistic; a mission-based air and naval system that offers logistical strikes and targeted bombing; a new political system that can change the political base of a country during the war; 15 different battle scenarios; historical scenarios such as Case White, Operation Barbarossa, and alternative history scenarios like Operation Watchtower, and Case Green; and co-operative multiplayer support that enables players to share the same country. Hearts of Iron II is available for £30 (system requirements were unavailable).