The game was originally titled Sabotage
and has a long history with publishers. Originally it was signed with dtp entertainment AG
and meant to be released in the fall of 2006. The release date slipped, and in August 2007 it became known that Gamecock Media Group
had signed the publishing rights outside Germany, also announcing that the game would not be released sooner than the fall of 2008. In February 2008 the name was changed to Velvet Assassin
and by October 2008 Gamecock was acquired by SouthPeak Interactive Corporation
, who became the final company to handle the title. In the end, it also appears that dtp entertainment AG was no longer involved with the publishing in Germany.
Four development companies that released WWII-themed games in 2009, closed their doors in the second half of 2009 in a 4 months window: