HeroCraft releasing Hearts of Iron Mobile for the BlackBerry PlayBook October 4th

By Michelle Haag on 7 Sep 2012 12:13 am EDT

It looks like October 4th will be launch day for another big name on the BlackBerry PlayBook from HeroCraft. Hugely popular strategy game Hearts of Iron will be making the move from Mac/PC to not only the PlayBook, but a few other tablet platforms as well. Hearts of Iron was originally released in 2002 for Windows PCs, and since then has also been made available for Mac, with several sequels and expansion packs added to the line as well. The game is set in the years 1936-1948, and puts you in control of any nation you wish during World War II. Depending on the outcome of strategies you choose, you are awarded points which will determine the outcome of the game.

We don't have a lot of details on this release yet, but you can watch the promo trailer above for a tease. I wouldn't be surprised if we see this announced officially at BlackBerry Jam at the end of September.

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HeroCraft releasing Hearts of Iron Mobile for the BlackBerry PlayBook October 4th


I wish Citrix would release GoToMyPc for the Playbook, or Adobe release some of their image editing soft.

Stupid games.

Why be a killjoy for people who like the games? I'm a gamer and like that the PlayBook is shaping up to have a good solid library of games. I have more for it (and better) than I ever had for any of the BlackBerry phones I had.

woot atleast some developers are writing apps for the playbook. game or not its nice to see some confidence in the platform its really needed

dont really know the game at all but glad to see the pb support for RIM and love to have an open mind to include us for once in the build of something

When you consider the Unix roots shared by QNX, Android, iOS and Bada it's not really that surprising. Now that RIM is providing the tool for developers to easily access the BB10 platform, I think this will be a much more common occurrence given that much of the underlying code is the same for all these platforms.