Paradox will soon release a brand new DLC for its World War II grand strategy game Hearts of Iron IV, titled La Resistance, and they just released a new trailer.
This video focuses on one of the big features coming with the DLC, which is the enormous focus three granted to France in order to spice things up.
The new focus tree will enable players to explore alternate history paths including the restoration of the dynasty of Napoleon Bonaparte and various different allegiances and political leanings for the country.
On top of that, we also get a quick look at a smaller feature, the introduction of armored cars.
Interestingly, we hear from 2D Artist Céline Jensen that someone asked her to tone down the iconic naked chest of Liberty portrayed in one of the focuses and she refused.
This specific icon is inspired by Eugène Delacroix’s painting “La Liberté guidant le peuple” commemorating the 1830 July Revolution, which prominently features a woman representing Liberty (also identified as Marianne, portraying the French Republic) with her chest bare and wielding the flag and bayoneted musket as she urges the people onto the barricades.
You can watch the trailer below.
“Uncover Enemy Secrets in Hearts of Iron IV: La Résistance
The enemy has installed a puppet government in an allied nation. Brave individuals promise to fight against their occupiers and oppressors. Use your agile espionage skills to support the work of La Résistance.
La Résistance adds secret agents, espionage missions and new options for resistance movements to Hearts of Iron IV, the popular grand strategy wargame from Paradox Development Studio. Send agents into dangerous territory to decipher enemy secrets or prepare the ground for your invasion by propping up collaborators who will be happy for any taste of power.”
Hearts of Iron IV is currently available exclusively for PC. The DLC will release on February 25.