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CDV Software Entertainment USA and Slitherine Forge Publishing Alliance

CDV USA to Publish PC Version of THE HISTORY CHANNEL® Great Battles of Rome

CDV Software Entertainment USA and Slitherine Software today announced an agreement to co-publish Slitherine's strategy franchises in North America. As part of this agreement, CDV USA will ship THE HISTORY CHANNEL® Great Battles of Rome (PC version only) to North American retail in September 2007. Slitherine's strategy titles have been well-received worldwide, with their Arena Legions: A Rising Shadow title receiving an award nomination at the 9th annual Independent Games Festival.

"As a long-time fan of Slitherine's work, it gives me great pleasure to enter into a publishing agreement with such a high caliber developer of proven strategy titles," said CDV USA's Marketing and Public Relations Director, Mario Kroll. "Slitherine excels at offering accessible yet historically respectful titles that will resonate with CDV's traditional strategy and military gaming enthusiast customers, and represents a welcome addition to our broad product portfolio."

"We are extremely pleased that CDV are to handle the North American PC release of THE HISTORY CHANNEL® Great Battles of Rome ," commented Slitherine's Iain McNeil. "Their reputation and record of releases in the strategy games field make them an excellent fit for us and we are fully confident that they will do a great job. We are looking forward to what promises to be a lasting working relationship."

About CDV Software Entertainment USA

CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch video games worldwide. The publicly traded company, headquartered in Bruchsal, 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 Divine Divinity, Blitzkrieg, American Conquest, Codename: Panzers, City Life, DarkStar One, War Front: Turning Point, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and the upcoming Attack on Pearl Harbor, CDV is a leading publisher of third-party video games. For more information, please visit

About Slitherine Software

Slitherine Software UK Ltd. is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. The team are all industry professionals with experience dating back to the early 1990's. Prior to forming Slitherine, the team worked on a range of triple-A titles such as Red Alert, Dune, Dune Emperor, Deus Ex, Urban Chaos and Harry Potter. Since launching its Slitherine Strategies brand, the company has released numerous historical strategy games including Legion, Legion Gold, Chariots of War, Spartan, Gates of Troy, Legion Arena and Cult of Mithras. Slitherine in collaboration with The History Channel is now to add a further great title to its portfolio, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® Great Battles of Rome . Additionally there are a further three games in development, scheduled for release in the coming months.

For more information, please contact -

- Ted Brockwood, Calico Media Communications,

- Mario Kroll, CDV Software Entertainment USA,

- Slitherine Public Relations at

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