It's been sometime since we talked about Sacred 2, and with good reason. There are some updates regarding the 16 player PC co-op title, and the 4 player co-op 360 and PS3 version.
Despite an earlier claim, Sacred 2 didn't quite hit PC shelves here in North America. The game was delayed a bit, and should find it's way to retailers in mid to late November. The console versions were delayed even further, and currently have a February 10th release date.
In similar news, CDV and Atari have come to a publishing agreement for North America, and that includes the aforementioned Sacred 2. The full press release is posted after the jump.
CDV USA AND ATARI, INC. ENTER INTO EXCLUSIVE THIRD-PARTY DISTRBUTION AGREEMENT
Atari Inc. to distribute cdv's highly anticipated Sacred 2: Fallen Angel and other major titles in North American market
New York, NY and Cary, NC. October 22, 2008 - cdv Software Entertainment USA, a premier North American publisher of video games, and Atari, Inc, a leading distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment, today signed a multi-year third-party distribution agreement. Through the deal, Atari will serve as the exclusive North American distributor for key console, handheld and multi-platform video games released under the cdv USA brand.
To launch the partnership, Atari, Inc will initially release several of cdv USA's key titles, including the upcoming action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Games For Windows®, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system), I Heart Geeks! and My Little Baby (Nintendo DS™). Sacred 2: Fallen Angel will ship for PC on November 11, 2008, and will be released for consoles on February 17, 2009.
Tom Gross, CEO and President of cdv Software Entertainment USA said, "Atari's extensive distribution network means consumers will have ready access to our exciting list of upcoming titles on console and handheld. 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.