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cdv's Sherlock Holmes Faces Cthulhu via Direct2Drive's Digital Distribution Channel

Through a partnership with IGN's Direct2Drive service, cdv Software Entertainment USA released Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened for electronic purchase and download today. Available immediately at http://www.direct2drive.com, S herlock Holmes: The Awakened is a 3D adventure that challenges players to take on the roles of both Sherlock Holmes and his trusted assistant Dr. Watson as they attempt to uncover the machinations of a dark cult dedicated to the elder god Cthulhu, made famous by the literature of H.P. Lovecraft. More information about the game is available at http://sherlockholmes.cdvus.com.

"We are thrilled to expand the availability of our titles, particularly during a time of year where many PC games -- while packed with great entertainment value but lacking huge production and marketing budgets -- struggle to achieve maximum retail distribution," indicated Mario Kroll, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for cdv Software Entertainment USA. "Our digital distribution strategy that we launched earlier this year is generating noticeable additional sales, and Direct2Drive has been instrumental in helping us reach a broader audience with well-received and positively reviewed PC titles like Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened."

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened combines the eerie mysticism of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos with the mystery-solving powers of the great detective Sherlock Holmes. The Awakened is the first fully 3D Sherlock Holmes game, and will feature rich graphics and detailed environments. Fans of the mystery genre will feel right at home with the classic point-and-click interface as they explore five distinctly chilling environments while solving mysteries and completing puzzles based on object physics and lighting. With 60 unique characters roaming the game world, it will be difficult to tell who is friend or foe in this, Sherlock Holmes' most challenging, and horrifying, adventure.

About cdv Software Entertainment USA

cdv Software Entertainment USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of cdv Software Entertainment AG, is a leading publisher of third-party video games and interactive entertainment with offices in New Jersey and headquarters in Cary, 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, War Front: Turning Point and Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. The company will continue to expand its offerings with upcoming titles including the highly anticipated AGEOD's American Civil War - The Blue and The Gray and Pacific Storm Allies. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.

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