Hearts of Iron IV (HOI4) is Paradox Development Studio’s grand strategy computer wargame that has proved how leading a nation can result in fabulous outcomes. World War II (WWII) was the bloodiest conflict in the history of Earth, as it led to the death of 40 million to 50 million people.
HOI4’s timeline is set precisely in WWII, and the player will get to control any nation that participated in the dreadful conflict. Surprisingly or not, the game doesn’t work for consoles, as it’s available only for macOS, Linux, Windows PC, and Classic Mac OS.
“By Blood Alone” comes out in 2022
Without having a precise release date, we know that the “By Blood Alone” expansion for Hearts of Iron IV is coming out in the current year. An official announcement trailer for the expansion also came out, and you can see it below:
IGN’s description is the following:
Watch the Hearts of Iron 4 teaser trailer for its upcoming By Blood Alone expansion. Explore a variety of alternate histories in the By Blood Alone expansion, which brings new focus trees for Italy, Ethiopia, and Switzerland to the grand strategy wargame. You will also be able to design your own warplanes.
The game’s Steam page also explains more about the gameplay:
From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII. It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world by achieving victory at all costs?
Steam is also the platform that you can use if you want to buy Hearts of Iron IV. The price starts at 39.99 euros.