World War II strategy game Hearts of Iron will ship on 15 September, MacPlay has announced.

Hearts of Iron sees players select a country, build its technology and military, and plan a strategy to win World War II. The war can be taken to any front, and the course of history altered. Players can take on computer-controlled opponents, or do battle via the Internet.

Hearts of Iron was developed by Paradox Entertainment, best known for Europa Universalis II. Paradox researched World War II in depth to ensure that all aspects of the game were historically true. The game simulates the politics of the time, and their effect on neutral nations.

The real-time strategy game will be available from MacPlay for $29.99.