May 4, 2005
CDV Software Entertainment announced today they have signed premier vocal, writing and artistic talent for work on Codename: Panzers, Phase Two, the sequel to CDV's critically acclaimed WWII RTS Codename: Panzers, Phase One. Famed actor Peter Weller, best known for his work in such films as "Naked Lunch" and "Robocop," will be the voice of Jeffrey S. Wilson -- the game's cigar-smoking, butt-kicking, turpentine-drinking American hero.
Award-winning artist Dru Blair will be lending his talent to Phase Two by providing the game's box art. Blair is best known for his lifelike artwork focusing on military aircraft, and he has also provided artwork for the covers of multiple "Star Trek" novels. More information about Dru Blair and downloadable sample artwork is available at http://www.drublair.com/.
Boosting the star power of the game, Hollywood writers David Freeman and Joe Reinkemeyer are developing the storyline and character dialogue for Codename: Panzers, Phase Two. Freeman and Reinkemeyer's credits include work on "Law & Order," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The Full Monty."
In development by Hungarian studio Stormregion, Codename: Panzers, Phase Two builds upon everything gamers loved in the original game while adding new campaigns, missions and units. Players will battle online and offline as any of the three forces in the game (Anglo-American Allies, German-Italian Axis and the Yugoslavian resistance) in competitive and cooperative modes. Phase Two includes more than 20 new combat units, hundreds of fully destructible objects, new battlefield environments and a selection of new heroes to lead armies on the battlefield. A powerful mission editor will allow players to edit and create missions, maps, units and captivating cut-scenes, ensuring that no two games are ever the same. More information about Codename: Panzers, Phase Two is available at http://www.panzers.com.
CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch war and strategy games worldwide. The publicly traded company, founded and headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, has its North American office located in Cary, North Carolina. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Codename: Panzers, Divine Divinity, American Conquest, Sudden Strike, Combat Mission, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars and the Blitzkrieg series, CDV is Europe's leading publisher of PC strategy titles.