Focusing on the Chinese Front, Hearts of Iron IV‘s latest Waking the Tiger expansion is showing off one of the pinnacle military expeditions of the then-budding Chinese Republic. And to celebrate the launch of the new expansion, publisher Paradox Interactive has rolled out a dramatic pseudo-retelling of an alternate history.
Putting players in the role of China, Waking the Tiger has both Germany, Japan, and everyone in-between fighting for the resources, political strength, and geographic stronghold that is China. By fine-tuning the military and focusing where you put your own resources, players are tasked with beating back the imperialists and take control of the Chinese state.
Like previous expansions to Hearts of Iron IV, the expansion will launch simultaneously with a free update which has been fully detailed on Paradox’s dedicated wiki page. However, the changes range from new skill trees for Japan, to tweaking of AI, to an added Chain of Command for Field Marshals leading Generals.
Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger expansion is available now on PC. Check out the new launch trailer, below: