East vs. West Explains Cold War Hearts of Iron

By Jim Rossignol on November 27th, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Paradox’s next Hearts Of Iron game is going to be called East vs. West. As the name suggests, it takes a long hard look at that point in history when East and West peered at each other through expensive binoculars and fondled both over-engineered tanks and over-proliferated nuclear weapons. The game allows players to players to take control of a nation and guide them through that tricky period, with the inevitable counter-factual possibilities of starting World War III when you actually just wanted to store your missiles on a lovely hot tropical Caribbean island.

This is the first developer diary in a new series, with the devs talking about the scope of the new game, and how the Hearts Of Iron model fits a Cold War scenario.


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  1. Renfield says:

    A historical war game where you bring your own war! Quite clever, and promising.

  2. Iridic says:

    I demand save file conversions from Crusader Kings 2! Dukes with nukes!

  3. Dana says:

    Hopefully it will be more noob friendly. Even though I’m EU vet, HoI still scares the fuck out of me.

    • Maltose says:

      Same here. I’ve played the stuffing out of EU3, CK, CK2, Vicky 2, and even some HoI2, but I just can’t wrap my head around HoI3. I’ve always wanted to play out the Spanish Civil War. :/

  4. Zwebbie says:

    I like how that chap sits in front of a fake library with perspective issues. It’s a very shabby kind of classy.

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