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Cossacks II: Battle for Europe – Now available for Preview

Please contact ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk to request your copy

Platform: PC
Release Date: 26.5.06
Retail: £19.99
Publishers: Ascaron Entertainment (UK)

Focusing on the early 19th century and the Napoleonic Wars, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe introduces new units and buildings, allowing budding generals to take the reins of three new nations in an attempt to establish their supreme rule over the European continent. A number of new historical and historically inspired battles will also be on offer, including the Battle of Borodino and Waterloo, along with new multiplayer skirmishes. Battle for Europe also increases the number of missions and available regions for the massive "Battle for Europe" strategic game mode.

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.

Cossacks II: Battle for Europe provides a massive Cossacks experience in both single-player and multiplayer modes, including such features as:

10 new battlefields

4 new campaigns

6 new skirmish missions

3 new historical battles (Waterloo, Leipzig and Borodino)

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.


About CDV Software Entertainment


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.


General Information about ASCARON Entertainment GmbH


Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, headquartered in Gütersloh, was founded in 1991 by Holger Flöttmann and is the leading developer of computer games in Germany. Among others, the company owns the successful franchises Patrician, Port Royale, and SACRED.

In July 2002, Ascaron expanded by opening a wholly-owned subsidiary, Studio II Software GmbH in the University City, Aachen. In September 2002, the first international office, Ascaron Entertainment (UK) Ltd. with headquarters in Birmingham, was founded. Whilst being an active international publisher of third party titles, the company also continues to be active as a developer.

ASCARON games are marketed globally in more than 30 countries and in 16 languages. SACRED has sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide, and with record sales of more than 200,000 copies in the USA is termed the most successful computer game from Germany in 2004. Among other awards, SACRED was voted "Best Role Playing Game of the Year" and was the most sold German title in this country in 2004.

With a decisive strategy for further expansion, ASCARON is now targeting all major platforms, with ambitious plans to acquire and market several new franchises on the international games market.

Please find further information on ASCARON Entertainment GmbH and latest titles at www.ascaron.com.

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