I found the cause of the game crash after "press any key"
This game doesn't support surround sound headsets.
I got a Razer Megaloden 7.1 USB headset
and the game only crashes when it is plugged in.
The game works without sound.
So when is the patch comming for surround sound support.
Please do as suggested above by Mr_Shade. In the meantime we ask that you try playing with another output device. We are sorry to hear that you are having this issue but we will take all information and report it to developers as soon as possible.