Koch Media has announced a partnership with bitComposer Games to distribute the forthcoming title S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat in the UK, Nordic and Italian markets.

"After the distribution success we saw with S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky we are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our involvement with the franchise through bitComposer and Call of Pripyat," said Craig McNicol, Managing Director, Koch Media UK.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat takes PC gamers once again into the deadly area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion of 1986. Cordoned off by the military, this highly contaminated Zone is scoured by treasure hunters known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who search the wasted lands for unique artefacts. Players will take on the role of Agent Alexander Degtyarev and must go undercover as a S.T.A.L.K.E.R., investigating the mysterious disappearance of five military helicopters.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat is scheduled for release on February 5, 2010.