cdv Software Entertainment USA and IGN Entertainment's Direct2Drive Expand Digital Distribution Offerings

cdv Software Entertainment USA is pleased to announce the expansion of its digital distribution offerings through Direct2Drive ( http://www.direct2drive.com), IGN Entertainment's premiere digital retail store. Starting today, several exciting titles from cdv Software Entertainment USA will be released for immediate download and purchase through the Direct2Drive service. The first titles to launch over the service will be:

    <*> Tortuga: Two Treasures : Set sail for adventure with this swashbuckling game that’ll have players dueling on land and sea, while seeking revenge on the evil pirate Blackbeard. <*> DarkStar One : It’s just you and your amazing spacecraft in the sci-fi adventure of a lifetime. Incredible ship customization, unique alien races, intense space combat and a huge universe combine to make for a fantastic combination of action and adventure. <*> Pacific Storm : A combination of RTS, strategic and arcade-action gameplay, Pacific Storm has something for every fan of WWII air and naval combat.

These games are available from the Direct2Drive homepage at http://www.direct2drive.com and through key digital distribution partners making content available via Direct2Drive’s partnership program.

“We are delighted to continue to expand our digital distribution offering through this strategic partnership with Direct2Drive,” stated Mario Kroll, cdv Software Entertainment USA’s Director of Marketing and PR.“This represents a significant step towards ensuring that our customers can continue to purchase and play our titles in ways most in-tune with their preferences.”

Since launching in October 2004, Direct2Drive has allowed gamers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium games from the world’s top publishers. Through this recent partnership with cdv Software, Direct2Drive continues to achieve its goal to provide users a one-stop shop to find digital content from the broadest selection of premium gaming franchises and publishers.

About cdv Software Entertainment USA

cdv Software Entertainment USA, a division of cdv Software Entertainment AG, is a leading publisher of third-party video games and interactive entertainment with offices in New Jersey and North Carolina. cdv Software Entertainment USA has published critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles including Divine Divinity, Blitzkrieg, American Conquest, Codename: Panzers, City Life, DarkStar One and War Front: Turning Point. The company will continue to expand its offerings with upcoming titles including the highly anticipated Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and THE HISTORY CHANNEL® Great Battles of Rome. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.

About Direct2Drive

Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store ( http://www.direct2drive.com). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium video games, feature films, popular TV shows and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games. In addition, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate and Starz Media are making blockbuster movies TV shows top anime titles available to users directly via the D2D platform.


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