CDV Software Entertainment today announced that they have secured the publishing rights to Hammer & Sickle, a PC gaming title set in the award-winning Silent Storm universe, and currently in development by Nival Interactive.
Hammer & Sickle is a tactical RPG set in the spring of 1949. The player will assume the role of a top Soviet spy on clandestine duty in the British-American controlled sector of Germany during the early years of the budding Cold War. In a world where no one is quite who they appear to be, the player is trapped in a hellish plot that could trigger a third world war, this time between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective nuclear arsenals. Gamers will have to navigate a web of intrigue and make decisions that could determine the fate of the world.
CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch war and strategy games worldwide. The publicly traded company, founded and headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, has its North American offices located in New Jersey and North Carolina. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Codename: Panzers, Divine Divinity, American Conquest, Sudden Strike, Combat Mission, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars and the Blitzkrieg series, CDV is Europeâ€™s leading publisher of PC strategy titles.
Nival Interactive, Inc. is an international video game developer with corporate offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and its main creative studio in Moscow, Russia. Since its inception in 1996, Nival Interactive Russia is the leading, and also the largest, game development studio in Russia with five development teams in Moscow and Ekaterinburg. Nival Interactive has earned critical acclaim worldwide from press and gamers alike for titles including The Rage of Mages, Etherlords, Blitzkrieg and the Silent Storm series. Currently, Nival Interactive is developing several games, including Blitzkrieg II and Hammer & Sickle, both slated for publication by CDV Software Entertainment in 2005.