CDV Inks North American Distribution Deal With Atari, Sacred 2 Ship Dates Set

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Mergers, co-publishing deals and other cross-publisher agreements seem to be coming more and more commonplace these days. The latest two publishers to buddy up are CDV and Atari. The two have entered into a multi-year third-party partnership that will see Atari distributing CDV USA’s console, portable and multi-platform titles throughout North America. Currently announced DS titles I Heart Geeks! and My Little Baby will fall under this new distribution deal, as will action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel which has finally been locked into new launch dates: November 11th for PC, February 17th 2009 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

“Atari’s extensive distribution network means consumers will have ready access to our exciting list of upcoming titles on console and handheld,” said Tom Gross, CEO and President of cdv Software Entertainment USA. “Atari offers us the support of a leading sales and distribution partner, while our top-notch line-up that mixes hardcore and casual titles will significantly strengthen Atari’s third-party distribution business.”

“We are pleased to join forces with cdv in North America to release great titles such as Sacred 2: Fallen Angel to the marketplace. This new relationship further demonstrates Atari’s commitment to growing our retail distribution business in North America,” said Jim Wilson, President and CEO, Atari, Inc.

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