Blitzkrieg 2 Expansion Announced
Expanding the Blitzkrieg series is CDV, who announced the first expansion to the historical RTS. Titled “Fall of the Reich”, the stand-alone expansion will be released this September.
Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich spans three major offensives from the final days of fighting on the Eastern front and covers both the Soviet and German campaigns in the long “Siege of Budapest,” “Fortress Kurland,” and the Soviet “Operation Bagration.” Sixteen historically based missions across 10 new maps will challenge beginning and veteran strategists as they try to either capture or defend the remnants of the German war machine during the final days of World War II in Europe.
CDV and Buka Team Up
In a brief announcement, CDV disclosed that it has partnered with Buka to market and publish Buka’s games in North America for the next five years. The first two titles under this agreement will be Pacific Storm and Hard Truck Apocalypse.
Panzer Elite Action "Tank Babes"
Just to show you how serious Panzer Elite “Action” will be, JoWooD and Deep Silvers today announced that “Tank Babes” will be appearing in the latest issue of FHM magazine.
The company ran a model contest, with the winner getting their dream fulfilled: appearing almost naked in a men’s’ magazine. Sabrina from Austria and Myriell and Diana from Germany got their dreams fulfilled and will appear in the May issue of the German FHM.
Sample photos were also sent out, but they were *ahem* a bit risqué…
CDV and Enlight Imagine MMOGs
Let’s welcome another player to the MMOG market: CDV. The company has announced a partnership with Enlight Software, a development studio based in Hong Kong, that will see them churning out two Massively Multiplayer games for the Western market.
The first game will be Imagine by the studio – it’s due for release in China this July and will be tailored for Western markets (Europe and USA) for release during the first quarter of 2007. Alongside this game, both companies are working on developing another “high-end (triple A) MMOG,” in which the experience from the first project will be used. No other information is available, except that the game will see release sometime in 2008 and will be released in both Europe and USA.
Night Watch RPG Announced
CDV today announced that they plan on publishing Night Watch, a tactical RPG based on the popular Russian sci-fi/horror movie.
In the Night Watch universe, there are people among us who appear ordinary, but who are different; they call themselves “Others.” These Others can channel magical power as devastating attacks and defenses. Those who support the forces of light are known as the Night Watch, while those that fight on the side of darkness are the Day Watch. These two sides have been locked in an epic battle with the common hope of one ultimately claiming a decisive victory and a right to rule the world.
Being developed by Nival Interactive, Night Watch will have players taking on the role of a recently initiated “Other” as he gets familiar with his magical power and tries to make sense of the role he plays in the eternal war.
No exact release date was mentioned for the release, but the game is expected sometime later this year.
CDV Forms New Studio for Next-gen Strategy
Through a short press release, CDV announced that it has formed a new studio with Digital Reality to create top-tier strategy titles for next-generation consoles and handhelds. Duvbbed WHIZ Software Kft, the studio’s first title is expected to ship in Q4 2007, with details coming soon.
Glory of the Roman Empire Announced
CDV and Enlight co-announce that they plan on releasing Glory of the Roman Emipre, an empire-building game, throughout North America this June.
Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor and military leader. Successful players will need planning skills, economic savvy and — should those fail — military might. Glory of the Roman Empire will challenge gamers to grow a small village into a thriving community through trade with neighbors, while also expanding and defending its borders through more militaristic means. Players will need to focus on the physical and emotional health of the citizenry, as villagers age and mature under strong leadership, contributing to the development of more advanced societies and larger cities. More than 30 missions based in 11 historically inspired towns will immerse players in the historical aspects of the Roman Empire.
City Life in North America
CDV has announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Monte Cristo to release City Life in North America. As the name implies, City Life is a city builder that gives players the opportunity to build and manage a modern day metropolis. City Life will ship this Summer.
City Life takes the city building genre into the 21st century with a powerful 3D engine and an exciting variety of gameplay features. In the game, players will take on the role of urban planner and real estate developer, creating a metropolitan paradise from dozens of beautifully rendered structures – including elaborately crafted villas and ultra-modern skyscrapers. City Life comprises the full city building experience, requiring players to take into account the need for municipal services, education, entertainment and a complete infrastructure system while maintaining harmony between the game’s six distinct social classes. The graphics engine features a level of detail unmatched in the genre, allowing players to walk the streets of their cities, or zoom out to multiple levels for a better view of the overall action. A custom map editor will allow players to expand upon the 22 maps included with the game, creating near limitless replay value.
CDV has announced that their supernatural shooter, Ubersoldier, has gone gold and will be hitting PCs this April. The game has players taking on the role of a genetically modified super-soldier brought back from beyond the grave, as he seeks retribution against the enemies that surround him. Ubersoldier combines both supernatural powers and historically based weaponry with “rich” mission diversity.