Virtual Programming ( has
announced two new games for the Mac and other
systems that are scheduled for release throughout
2009: Hearts of Iron 3 and The Elven Legacy.
Pricing and release dates haven’t been announced.

Here’s how the games are described: “Hearts of
Iron 3: the next Grand Strategy title to be
released from the Paradox Interactive development
team is the third installment in the Hearts of
Iron series, a strategic game series on World War
2. Hearts of Iron 3 will follow that tradition
closely while focusing on satisfying veteran
players through a multitude of brand new features
and systems, including a huge map with more
than 10,000 provinces.”

“The Elven Legacy: he shadows of destruction
begin to loom on the horizon once a human mage
uncovers a dark and powerful secret dating back
to the remote past of the Elven race. However,
the Elves cannot allow this forbidden knowledge
to fall into the hands of others and thus imperil
the world. For the first time in countless years,
this ancient race must venture forth and
interfere with events transpiring in the lands of
man. With the renegade mage in their sights, the
sorceress Gilwen and ranger-lord Seagate set off
together, unaware that beliefs and friendships
alike will soon be testedŠ

“Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic
and a thrilling storyline with multiple endings.
Through an epic quest to restore the former glory
of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game
offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and
inspirational settings. With the accompanying
tools, players can also create their own missions
and campaigns, and share them through