Hearts of Iron IV Together for Victory screenshot of India

Hearts of Iron IV, Paradox's World War 2 themed strategy game, has just received its very first expansion - Together for Victory. It brings with it numerous improvements and customization options for nations outside of the great powers, more leaders to chose from, a variety of industrial corporations to add a bit of flavor to your campaign, as well as a bunch of other, minor features.

If you're interested in a brief overview of all these changes, and more importantly, what they look like in game, you'll find the recently posted trailer right below. Have a look:

As for the exact list of features coming in with Together for Victory, here's what you can expect to see:

• New National Focuses: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India each receive their own National Focus Trees, bringing their history to life

• Spearheads: A new order simplifies breakthroughs in land invasions

• Continuous Focuses: Choose a National Focus to boost your nation’s capabilities over time, prioritizing one aspect of your military machine over another

• Alternate Histories: Each of the Dominion nations has alternate history branches. Lead South Africa to a Communist revolution that will end segregation but alienate Great Britain. Make Canada a Fascist state warily eyeing the giant to the south.

• Tech Sharing: Cozy up to an advanced great power and take advantage of their research progress to accelerate your own development.

• Combat Log: Extensive details on the performance of your divisions in battle are now available for you, Commander.

• Request Lend Lease: Ask for assistance from across the seas in the form of lend lease, adding new vehicles and equipment to beleaguered armies.

• New Art: New portraits for new leaders, old leaders have some portraits redone, and new unit designs and event pictures make their debut.

If all of this sounds like something you might enjoy, you can head on over to Steam to learn more. But before you do, bear in mind that the user reviews for Together for Victory are currently quite negative. It would appear that most of the content present here just isn't enough to create new and unique gameplay opportunities, so the most common complaint I'm seeing is that its nowhere near worth the €15 asking price. So before you open your wallet make sure do to some research as this is one very divisive expansion... which is surprisingly fitting given its World War 2 setting.

Hearts of Iron 4 expansion Together for Victory screenshot featuring an expansive battlefield

Hearts of Iron 4 Together for Victory screenshot showcasing the new tech tree