Paradox Interactive are closing in on the beta phase of the Hearts of Iron 3 development and are now looking for beta testers. Application are taken until March 5th and Paradox are also looking for a small number of historical researchers to help make sure the game is as historically accurate as possible.
From the press release:
"Johan Andersson, Lead Developer on Hearts of Iron III, specifies what they are looking for in Beta Testers: We require keen, enthusiastic gamers who are willing to give up a few hours a week to play a Beta version of the game and to feedback to us what they think. We want people to play it and tell us what they see. We want them to try and break the game in order for us to fix it and to test out our new advanced AI system to make the computer opponent better."
If you want to help Paradox out while getting some early access to the latest iteration of Hearts of Iron - apply at the Paradox beta sign-up page. Check out the latest screen shots from Hearts of Iron 3 below.