Virtual Programming has announced plans to bring the turn based strategy game Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday to the Macintosh. The game is current in beta testing, and the publisher expects to release it in September, 2006.
Developed by Paradox Interactive, Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday is an add-on for Hearts of Iron 2, a World War II-era turn based strategy game created by Paradox Interactive, makers of the Europa Universalis series. This title also includes the original game, adding on to it with new “What If” scenarios that let players’ imaginations run wild as they consider what could have happened if the United States and the Soviet Union used ravaged Europe as a battleground for world domination in the years following World War II.
The expansion includes expanded tech trees that allow you to develop new weapons like tactical nuclear warheads, an improved diplomatic and intelligence system, better artificial intelligence (AI) and tradeable weapons.
Battle scenarios in this new release take you as far back as the Spanish Civil War, and let you play through Germany’s invasion of Poland and France, Battles for North Africa, Pacific battles, and alternate historical scenarios, such as war breaking out in Czechoslovakia in 1938, Argentina declaring war on Brazil, and the U.S. and the Soviet Union conquer Japan without resorting to nuclear weapons.
System requirements will call for Mac OS X, a G3/500MHz or faster and 256MB RAM.