STOCKHOLM - MAY 17- Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today announced the start of the pre-order for Hearts of Iron IV, the latest grand strategy game about one of the worlds most destructive conflicts. World War II is at your fingertips as you guide your nation, plan your research, build you forces and design sweeping battle plans that will put the world at your feet.
If you are among those prepared to heed the call of war, eager generals can sign on today. There are three game editions available for Hearts of Iron IV
- The Cadet edition is a standard Hearts of Iron IV release, but a pre-order will come with a new icon for the official Paradox forums and a new wallpaper.
- The Colonel edition includes everything the Cadet version does, and also one extra icon and a special Tank Pack to add variety to the vehicles running through your enemy lines.
- The Field Marshal edition includes everything from the lower ranked versions as well as an exclusive forum avatar and an expansion pass that will include the first two Expansion DLC packs for Hearts of Iron IV, whenever they are released.
Every pre-order comes with additional rewards no matter which version you choose to buy:
- German March Order - music pack, composed by Andreas Waldetoft.
- Allied Radio - music pack, composed by Tobias Gustafsson.
- Hearts of Iron: War Stories Gamebook - a branching interactive narrative where the player’s choices matter. War Stories is written by Aaron Rosenburg and features a young British RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain.
In addition everyone who purchases Hearts of Iron IV will recieve a free DLC, the Poland: United and Ready National Focus Pack. This DLC gives Poland a unique national focus tree , several 3D vehicle models, 2D art and additional leader portraits, fleshing out the experience of playing as the nation. The Poland: United and Ready DLC will be available for all players, no matter when they choose to purchase a copy of Hearts of Iron IV.
Hearts of Iron IV is the latest version of one of Paradox Development Studio’s most popular series. Take control of any nation in the world and guide it through humanity’s most trying hours. With a new and improved battleplan system, you will be able to direct sweeping movements of troops through steppes, deserts and jungles. Area and mission based systems take the micromanagement out of naval and air combat.
- When is the game released?
- How much does it cost?
€39,99/€49.99/€89.99 - please visit the product page to learn about the different options.
- Where can I buy it?
It’s available through Our webshop, Steam, and other major outlets.
- Is there a non-Steam version?
- No. You will receive a Steam key/require Steam no matter where you buy your copy of the game. Even physical distributions will require Steam.
Is there physical distributions available? (Buy the game on disc)
- You can buy physical copies in some countries (for example UK and Germany). The most obvious place to look for it is your regional Amazon.
- How do I access the Game Book content?
The player must connect his/her Paradox account and Steam account.
- Does Paradox get more money if I pre-order through Paradoxplaza?
- If I buy a cheaper edition, is it possible to upgrade to the more expensive one later?
We are looking into solutions for this. In theory, if you own a lower tier and purchase a more expensive on Steam. The value of what you already own should be discounted. If you pre-order from paradoxplaza, then you need to wait for release to be able to upgrade.
- When will I receive my game if I pre-order?
You will receive a Steam key on the 6th of June if you pre-order through Paradoxplaza.com. For other retailers, please see their information.
- When will I receive my other items?
Everything is delivered on June 6th. Forum avatars and icons are available right away however, as long as your Paradox and Steam accounts are linked. You may have to log out and back into the forums.
- Will the game have the option to pre-load it before release?
This is not an option we can offer due to issues with Grey Market and not approved retailers that are likely to scam customers.
- I found this other retailer that is selling the game cheaper, how is that?According to European law, retailers are allowed to set a different price than the suggested price. However, in the most cases, the a cheaper retailer is usually not legit or have got keys to our games in an unauthorized way. We recommend that you purchase keys from ParadoxPlaza, Steam or any other major retailers.
- This game look interesting, but I want to know more before I purchase it.
There is quite a bit of game play videos available through Youtube. We suggest you check them out to see more of the game before making your decision. You can start at our own ParadoxExtra Youtube channel
- What about that Polish DLC I've seen mentioned?
This will be given for free to anyone buying any version of Hearts of Iron IV ever because no World War II game would be complete without Poland.
- The Signup bonuses?
These are unrelated to the pre-order and will be delivered separately.
- I just pre-ordered and got a key sent to me, is this the game?
No, the key will unlock Hearts of Iron: War Stories (as detailed above)
Important information about retailers!
There is a large so called “grey market” which has made it a business to obtain Steam keys through illegal means (false credit card information usually) that they sell under market price. The most common outcome of buying keys like this is that after a few days the game will be removed from your Steam account due to the payment never going through. You will still have paid money however, and you will not get this money back. You have been warned!