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Ascaron and CDV Announce Cossacks II: Battle for Europe Expansion

March 17th, 2006 - It's time for a return to 19th century Europe, as CDV will publish Cossacks II: Battle for Europe this June. The stand-alone expansion for the popular PC RTS, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, will feature three new nations, along with a variety of new battlegrounds, campaigns and battle scenarios, both historical and hypothetical. For more information, please visit www.cossacks.com.

In development by GSC Game World, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe will build upon the realism of the original game, along with adding a variety of new gameplay features. In the game, players can choose from nine nations, including three new additions - Spain, the Great Duchy of Warsaw and the Rhine Confederation. Additionally, 10 new battlefields, four new campaigns, six new skirmish missions and three new historical battles (Waterloo, Leipzig and Borodino) will offer an expanded Cossacks experience in both single- and multiplayer play. An improved A.I. will let players develop deep strategies utilizing real-world formations made famous during the Napoleonic Wars. New enhancements to the Battle for Europe mode will have fans playing the role of economist, diplomat and general to become the supreme ruler of 19th century Europe. Battle for Europe, Battle and Skirmish modes will all be playable online over LAN or the Internet.

CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch video games worldwide. The publicly traded company, founded and headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, has its North American offices located in New Jersey and North Carolina, and partners with leading distribution partners across the globe. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Codename: Panzers, Divine Divinity, American Conquest, Combat Mission, War Front: Turning Point, Cossacks and the Blitzkrieg series, CDV is Europe's foremost publisher of PC strategy titles.

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh (Germany), and maintains development studios in Aachen and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European Affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries.

For further information about Ascaron Entertainment, please visit: http://www.ascaron.com

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