Sacred 2 Collector’s Edition Details
With the release of the game looming in North America, CDV has announced a limited collector’s edition for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, its upcoming action-RPG.
The collector’s edition is now available for pre-order exclusively through Amazon for US gamers, and on Amazon Canada, Future Shop and EB Games Canada for Canadian gamers.
Alongside the ubiquitous special packaging, it will include an extra DVD containing the “Elite Texture Pack”, a set of ultra-high resolution textures for users of high-end computers; a code to unlock the Carrier Imp, a special pet; a four-song music sampler from Nuclear Blast Records; a printed map of the game’s world and an electronic version of the game’s “Art and Vision” booklet.
The PC version is due out today, with console versions due out February 17, 2009.
Escape from Paradise City Screenshots
Paradise City Gains Website
The official website for Paradise City has been launched, offering information, screenshots, trailers and wallpapers, among other things. The game is due out on October 24 and combines RTS and RPG elements to have players become the ultimate crime boss in the most corrupt city in America.
Attack on Pearl Harbor Goes Full Steam Ahead
Steam has gotten yet another title thanks to CDV. The publisher has made available Attack on Pearl Harbor through the service; it is being sold for $24.95 with an additional 10% discount until August 27.
Attack on Pearl Harbor is an aerial combat game that allows players to relive the dogfights of the Pacific Theater of WWII as both Japanese and American pilots. It features arcade-style play, extensive tutorials and up to 12-player LAN and Internet multiplayer action.
American Conquest Anthology Announced
History nerds rejoice! CDV has announced the American Conquest Anthology, an RTS compilation planned for release this November. The compilation includes American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back and American Conquest: Divided Nation. Anthology will offer a combined total of over 100 missions, 25 campaigns and 22 nations, as well as diverse campaigns, random map generator and online multiplayer modes.
War Front Public Beta Slots Open
CDV has opened up 13,000 new slots for the War Front: Turning Point public beta. Those who are interesting in stress-testing the upcoming sci-fi RTS’ multiplayer functionality can head on over to FilePlanet.
War Front: Turning Point takes the “what if?” route, combining an alternate timeline with an extensive selection of sci-fi inspired weaponry. It is scheduled to ship this September.
CDV Ditches Starforce, Settles for Lesser Evil
Following Ubisoft, German publisher CDV has publicized that it has ditched the notorious Starforce copyright protection system and will be migrating to TAGES copy protection for future titles.
TAGES will first be integrated into the retail release of Glory of the Roman Empire which is scheduled to hit North America on June 26. The publisher will continue to integrate TAGES on a case-by-case basis after the release of the game.
CDV-Dreamcatcher Deal Sees Glory of Roman Empire in America
CDV has announced its distribution agreement with DreamCatcher that will see the latter publishing “Glory of the Roman Empire” in North America, with CDV exclusively distributing all German language versions of DreamCatcher’s upcoming titles in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
GSC's E3 Lineup
GSC Game World, the studio working on STALKER for quite some time now, has announced its E3 lineup which consists of only two titles.
Heroes of Annihilated Empires will make its public premiere in North America at the event. It will be displayed at CDV’s booth (#7007, Kentia Hall).
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, which most have forgotten by now, will be demonstrated at E3 after a whole year’s break. The press-only presentation will feature a live singleplayer demo that will be held at THQ’s booth (#1324, South Hall).
CDV's E3 2006 Lineup
With all publishers sending out their E3 2006 lineups, CDV (#7007, Kentia Hall) announced theirs, revealing a Panzer DS game, among others. Below is the full lineup:
War Front: Turning Point: A gripping alternate history WWII RTS focusing on new battles and a variety of secret and experimental weapons. Genre-defying graphics and a refreshing plot will keep gamers pinned to their PCs as they attempt to alter or ensure the outcome of vastly different World War II.
War Leaders: Clash of Nations: In War Leaders, gamers will assume the role of historical commanders as they attempt to lead their nations to victory in World War II through economic, diplomatic and military means. The game will balance strategic and global decision making with action-oriented, tactical combat. Players must lead their nations both on and off the battlefield, negotiating with allies while crushing those who dare oppose them.
Panzer Tactics DS: CDV’s first handheld title, Panzer Tactics DS, will also be the first World War II turn-based strategy title developed for the Nintendo DS handheld system. Combining intuitive gaming with historically-inspired battles, would-be commanders will lead their forces to victory or defeat in three exciting single-player campaigns, or compete in multiplayer games via Nintendo-WiFi Connection or wireless multiplayer. Multiplayer games will also offer a competitive ladder system to rank the best online commanders.
Heroes of Annihilated Empires: A unique combination of RTS and RPG gameplay in which players build massive armies and develop a heroic character in a rich fantasy world filled with magic, myth and monsters. Four distinct races will battle for domination using both swords and sorcery. Heroes’ new 3D engine shows the astonishing beauty of the created world, reflecting the peculiarities of various races’ territories.
DarkStar One: A space-faring action adventure title from Ascaron Entertainment where players will take on the role of a young hotshot space pilot determined to solve the mystery of his father’s untimely death. The fast paced, open ended action takes place in a dangerous universe of some 400 distinct planets, unique alien races and a fully customizable starship, the DarkStar One.
Pacific Storm: Part turn-based strategy, part RTS and part arcade-action game, Pacific Storm offers gamers a refreshing new approach to World War II action in the Pacific Theater. Players will take on the role of a senior commander as they manage resources and troop movements, and then switch to arcade mode to battle in the skies and on the seas in individual combat against an unrelenting enemy.