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Change the World with East vs. West

By Leigh Cobb09-10-2012

Paradox have unveiled their latest title, East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game, giving you the chance to turn the cold war hot.

Long-time guardians of the grand strategy niche, Paradox have a knack for releasing in depth and engrossing titles, covering a variety of periods. Hearts of Iron is the combat focused world war game, Victoria is the 19th century economic focused simulator, Crusader Kings gets back to basics with dynasty building in the Middle Ages and Europa Universalis is the big daddy of the family, dealing with a mix of all three across the longest time span - 1399 to 1821.

Now, and it has been a long time coming, Paradox are developing a game set from 1946 - 1991, concentrating on, you guessed it, the Cold War period. Titled East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game, this was an easy guess for a potential area for Paradox to focus on next, and I for one couldn't be happier.

Carrying the Hearts of Iron title, just like Darkest Hour and Arsenal of Democracy before it, this game looks to be more a spinoff of that formula, rather than a new franchise in Paradox's grand strategy line up. That doesn't mean it's not as epic looking though, how much more epic can you get than atomic bombs?!

"The RTS/war-game East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game takes place during the dangerous Cold War era between 1946-1991. This Cold War experience is crafted jointly by BL-Logic in collaboration with Paradox Development Studio. East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game, based on the Clausewitz engine allows you to relive the diplomatic, economical and military tension of the Cold War in this grand strategy game."

You can read more about the features here, but the promised focus on espionage and diplomacy still won't distract from the fact that, just like Paradox's other games, it is damn fun to take control of an entire country. And, with literally any nation from the period to choose

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