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Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu - an Award-Winning Combination!

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened earns nods from IGN and GameSpot in their "Best of 2007" awards

Cary, NC, January 11, 2008 - cdv Software Entertainment USA is excited to announce that their recently published hit adventure game - Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, has been given GameSpot's "Best of 2007" award for "Best Use of a Creative License," and it also grabbed the runner-up slot as IGN's "Best PC Adventure Game of 2007." The game, which blends the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft to create a dark and mysterious world of adventure, ran against several high-profile titles in both the GameSpot and IGN award voting. For more information about Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, please visit the official North American Web site at http://sherlockholmes.cdvusa.com/.

To view GameSpot's award, please visit -

http://www.gamespot.com/best-of/specialachievement/index.html?page=10

To view IGN's adventure awards, please visit - -

http://bestof.ign.com/2007/pc/2.html

Developed by Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened combines the eerie mysticism of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos with the mystery-solving powers of the great fictional 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 point-and-click interface as they explore multiple distinctly chilling environments while solving mysteries and completing challenging and creative puzzles. 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: 1861-1865 - The Blue and The Gray and Pacific Storm Allies. For more information, please visit http://www.cdvus.com.

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