updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri September 15, 2006
Hearts of Iron II ships
Virtual Programming has released Hearts of Iron II - Doomsday as a digital download with a boxed version expected to follow in the near future. "As the German war machine falls, two great nations rise to claim power. In the West, there is the United States, leader of the allied nations, and in the East lies the Soviet Union under communist rule. As both nations attempt to claim superiority, a new war is waiting around the corner; this time, the conflict will decide who will be the remaining superpower. Play as the ruler of one of 175 countries through World Wars II and III. As the Allies and the Soviet Union clash in Europe, the fate of the world hangs in the balance." In addition to the four grand campaigns (1936, 1939, 1941 and 1944) of the original game, one extra "what if" scenario (1945) has been added; it features a continuation war between the United States and the Soviet Union. The time limit has also been extended to 1953 and additional warfare and diplomatic options have been included. It is available for $25.