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CDV USA and Buka Entertainment Enter Strategic Co-Publishing Alliance

First two titles, Pacific Storm and Hard Truck Apocalypse, to ship in 2006

CDV Software Entertainment USA has signed a strategic co-publishing agreement with Buka Entertainment that will cover multiple titles to be released in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the next five years. As part of the agreement, CDV Software Entertainment USA will manage all marketing and public relations for the titles, while also handling manufacturing, sales and distribution in the covered territories. The first two titles to be released under this agreement will be Pacific Storm and Hard Truck Apocalypse.

"This agreement further diversifies and strengthens CDV's significant product portfolio, and offers American gamers access to a great line-up from one of Russia's premier developers," stated CDV USA's Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Mario Kroll. "We are delighted to count Buka Entertainment among our strategic publishing partners and consider them a significant asset in our ability to provide additional innovative and high quality titles to our customers," agreed CDV USA's CEO, Tom Gross.

"This strategic partnership with CDV opens new horizons for us. We consider CDV one of North America's leading publishers and a key partner for Buka as we enter this new market," said Alexander Mikhailov, CEO at Buka Entertainment. "This co-publishing agreement allows us to highlight the superb quality of our titles for a new audience, while ensuring top notch promotion, distribution and retail success."

Pacific Storm
An exciting new hybrid title, Pacific Storm mixes the strategic elements of RTS titles with the action of an arcade game. RTS fans will enjoy classic strategy elements including resource management, unit and building construction, and unit deployment; action fans will be happy to take the skies or seas as they directly control air and naval units in intense combat. A huge variety of historically inspired units, including bombers, fighters, battleships, aircraft carriers and other power hitters of World War II's Pacific fleets are available to players in both single- and multiplayer battles. Find more information on the official game site

Hard Truck: Apocalypse
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland of diesel and dust, bandits and mobsters rule the last remaining cities, controlling all vital trade routes and destroying any hope of a return to a lawful world. It's up to you, as the driver of a heavy transportation truck, to blast through the mayhem and deliver needed supplies to desperate towns. Your life depends on being the ultimate master of offensive driving while making sure to keep your truck in top condition. It's kill or be killed in the world of Hard Truck Apocalypse!

Detailed information on both titles, including additional assets is available at CDV's online pressroom, located at

About CDV Software Entertainment, USA
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 Buka Entertainment
Buka Entertainment is a publisher and distributor of PC titles, with corporate headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1994, Buka has released more than 100 first and third party games, including the Hard Truck series, Operation: Matriarchy, Battle Mages and Echelon. For more information, please visit

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