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Aspyr Media Bringing 1C Titles to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2009 @ 7:57 a.m. PST

Aspyr Media has entered into an agreement with Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company to release five new PC games in North America, Cryostasis, Death Track: Resurrection, Men of War, NecroVisioN and 4X4 Hummer, all of which will hit stores in the spring of 2009.

"1C is a wonderful partner and a company that gamers in North America should get to know very well," said Ted Staloch, Executive Vice President of Publishing at Aspyr. "We are very impressed with their professionalism, global savvy and vast amount of quality videogame content. We look forward to successful launches of all five of these titles this year and to working on future projects with 1C."

"Aspyr is an excellent publisher with the resources to sell our titles across the United States," said Nikolay Baryshnikov, International Sales Director of 1C Company. "I believe they will be a superb ally in bringing 1C's best games to America. Aspyr will open new opportunities and will help us to achieve success in this challenging and rapidly growing market."

Cryostasis brings gamers to the Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station "Pole 21" in 1968. They take on the role of Alexander Nesterov, a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard. Alex will fight the cold and what lives within as he tries to find out what happened. Cryostasis is a drama about a Captain and his Ship evolving in the atmosphere of ice and animal fear.

Death Track: Resurrection travels players to a not-too-distant future in which the world has been plunged into chaos. Traditional sports have been replaced by the far more aggressive, violent and thrilling type of entertainment the public demands. The main event of the year, Survival Racing, is a world tournament that takes place in the largest cities across the globe. Powerful vehicles and spectacular road battles are performed by world-renown and feared drivers. Players strap in as a rookie driver aiming at the top prize.

Men of War is a stunning mixture of RTS and a third-person action that takes players to the most brutal battlefields of Europe and North Africa during the height of World War II. The game unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. Each campaign has its own scenario and structured timeline bringing a different story of the war to life. Whether in single or multiplayer warfare, gamers can employ the unique Direct Control System, which allows for player control of every single soldier or vehicle on the battlefield. Men of War features epic multiplayer battles, realistic vehicles and weapons, and highly detailed environments and characters.

NecroVisioN is a first-person shooter that blends fast action, realistic First World War combat and magical weaponry with a terrifying occult world. The year is 1916. A young American joins the UK Army in WWI to experience an adventure of his life and soon realizes that greater evil is hiding beneath the Great War storm. He has to face the underground world of vampires, demons, evil genius creatures and even become a demon himself to rescue the human and vampire kind from the forces of darkness.

4x4 Hummer is an off-road driving simulation where players can test drive a range of General Motors sports utility vehicles across challenging and exciting locations including the Grand Canyon, Crimea, Egypt and Iceland. Players can drive the Hummer H2 SUT, Hummer H2 SUV, Hummer H3 SUV and Hummer H1 Alpha along with Saab 9-7x SUV, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy and GMC Yukon. Players have full control over all the vehicle's 4x4 features such as the 4x4 gear box, GPS navigation, center differential locking, towing devices, height controls and tire pressure as they challenge the world's most demanding terrain.

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