April 20, 2006 – CDV Software Entertainment USA has signed a strategic co-publishing agreement with Buka Entertainment that will cover multiple titles to be released in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the next five years. As part of the agreement, CDV Software Entertainment USA will manage all marketing and public relations for the titles, while also handling manufacturing, sales and distribution in the covered territories. The first two titles to be released under this agreement will be Pacific Storm and Hard Truck Apocalypse.
“This agreement further diversifies and strengthens CDV’s significant product portfolio, and offers American gamers access to a great line-up from one of Russia’s premier developers,” stated CDV USA’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Mario Kroll. “We are delighted to count Buka Entertainment among our strategic publishing partners and consider them a significant asset in our ability to provide additional innovative and high quality titles to our customers,” agreed CDV USA’s CEO, Tom Gross.
“This strategic partnership with CDV opens new horizons for us. We consider CDV one of North America’s leading publishers and a key partner for Buka as we enter this new market,” said Alexander Mikhailov, CEO at Buka Entertainment. “This co-publishing agreement allows us to highlight the superb quality of our titles for a new audience, while ensuring top notch promotion, distribution and retail success.”
An exciting new hybrid title, Pacific Storm mixes the strategic elements of RTS titles with the action of an arcade game. RTS fans will enjoy classic strategy elements including resource management, unit and building construction, and unit deployment; action fans will be happy to take the skies or seas as they directly control air and naval units in intense combat. A huge variety of historically inspired units, including bombers, fighters, battleships, aircraft carriers and other power hitters of World War II’s Pacific fleets are available to players in both single- and multiplayer battles.
Hard Truck: Apocalypse
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland of diesel and dust, bandits and mobsters rule the last remaining cities, controlling all vital trade routes and destroying any hope of a return to a lawful world. It’s up to you, as the driver of a heavy transportation truck, to blast through the mayhem and deliver needed supplies to desperate towns. Your life depends on being the ultimate master of offensive driving while making sure to keep your truck in top condition. It’s kill or be killed in the world of Hard Truck Apocalypse!