Paradox Interactive announces the release of Waking the Tiger, a new
expansion for Hearts of Iron IV that adds the Chinese front to the World War II
real-time strategy sequel. You can learn more details or pick this up through
Paradox Interactive Website, where they offer
this release trailer
to celebrate the news. Here are the details, including word on a free update
that's also available for all owners of the base game:
Are you ready to
beat back the imperialist aggression of the world’s bullies? Paradox Development
Studio is happy to announce the release of Waking the Tiger, an expansion to
Hearts of Iron IV that makes major improvements to many aspects of the game,
while drawing players’ attention to the Chinese Front.
The Chinese Republic is barely 25 years old and has still not found the unity it
seeks. But now, pressed by Japan, China’s factions might find in war the common
cause that eluded them in peace. New leaders and focus trees for Nationalist
China, Communist China, the warlord states and the Japanese vassals add more
depth and history to one of history’s forgotten fronts
Take up arms in humanity's darkest hour in Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger
Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger includes:
Chinese National Focuses: Divided and under
threat, China has great reserves of manpower and diplomatic flexibility
Chain of Command: Unite your armies under a
field marshal who can take advantage of the many skills of the generals
under his direction.
Decisions and Missions: Historical
decisions and national missions give you new places to spend Political
Power, as you deal with domestic politics or start special projects.
Commanders’ Traits and Abilities:
Commanders’’ traits can now unlock powerful Command Power abilities,
allowing great flexibility and creativity.
Updated Axis Focus Trees: Alternate
historical paths for the German Reich and Imperial Japan, including
parliamentary rule in Japan and the return of the Kaiser to Germany.
Acclimatization: Over time, troops will
learn how to survive in the desert or harsh winters, giving these veterans
an edge on the battlefield.
And More: Capturing battlefield equipment,
and a revitalized air war system that has room for Volunteer air wings.
As usual, the expansion will be released alongside a major game update that
is freely available to all Hearts of Iron IV players.