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Hearts of Iron 4 trailer teases ahistorical outcomes

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Paradox Interactive's next grand strategy title is Hearts of Iron 4, which sets you loose in the tense global climate of the late 1930s, and tasks you with guiding your nation to supremacy without being blown up by Germany.

That's not as easy as it sounds, of course. A new video from the studio showcases a potential ahistorical outcome to a grand campaign, in which the UK is invaded by the German Reich after a failed invasion of Norway.

Project Augustus is a game all of Paradox Interactive "always dreamt about doing"

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It's the last day of the month and here's Teaser #7 for Paradox Development Studio's soon-to-be-revealed Project Augustus. We're told this is "a project we've always dreamt about doing," and not just for the internal devs.

Some have noted that Paradox has expressed a desire to boldly go to man's final frontier before, i.e. space. Could this be a grand strategy set among the stars? If so, what shape would it take? Real-time or turn-based?

"Elections and Technological Development are important" in Paradox's Project Augustus

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Two more teasers for Paradox Development Studio's new IP in the works, which currently hides behind the name of Project Augustus. Yesterday's revealed Henrik Fåhraeus (Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron) as Game Director.

Today's says that "Elections and Technological Development" are important elements to the game. It's most definitely grand strategy material, but it sounds as if things could be moving away from a Roman era?

Paradox Interactive begin "every weekday" teaser campaign for Project Augustus, to reveal at Gamescom

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The brand new IP that Paradox Development Studio is working on will be announced in full at Gamescom next month, but until then we'll be subjected to small teasers "every weekday" until they finally unveil the truth.

This will be the internal studio's "first new major IP" since Crusader Kings debuted over a decade ago. Teaser #2 tells us Seven and Three "are important numbers." We're then told to enjoy our weekend.

World Tension and neutrality in new Hearts of Iron IV dev diary

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Sitting on the fence is a political strategy in Hearts of Iron IV for those nations not wanting to get sucked into any of the three major ideologies, explains Paradox Development Studios.

It's not so easy though as these neutrals can be swayed by external pressures. Meanwhile the 'big three' have to be ever mindful of World Tension, particularly fascist regimes wanting to keep their new acquisitions.

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