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Midway Announces E3 Lineup

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More companies are publishing their E3 game lists as we get closer to the event. Midway has finally published their list and it’s here for your perusal.

MIDWAY ANNOUNCES POWERFUL LINEUP FOR 2008 E3 BUSINESS & MEDIA SUMMIT 


Upcoming Product Line Features Proven Franchises, Exciting New
Intellectual Properties and Casual Entertainment

 

CHICAGO - July 10, 2008 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading
interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced its
product portfolio to be shown at the 2008 E3 Business & Media Summit,
July 15-17 in Los Angeles. This year's lineup showcases exciting new
intellectual properties such as Wheelman(tm) starring action film star
Vin Diesel, proven brands such as Unreal Tournament 3 from world
renowned developer Epic Games, highly anticipated installments of
established franchises such as Mortal Kombat(r) vs. DC Universe,
licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and entertainment
for the casual gamer such as the sequel to the million unit selling Game
Party(tm). 

"Exciting new entertainment experiences such as Wheelman, proven
franchises like Mortal Kombat, the next installment in the million plus
selling Blitz the League(r) franchise and new games for the casual
market make this Midway's most diverse and powerful line up yet," said
Matthew Booty, interim president and CEO, Midway. "These games truly
reflect our product strategy to develop top quality titles in a wide
range of genres that appeal to all segments of the market." 

Midway's 2008 E3 line up with expected ship dates include:

Mortal Kombat(r) vs. DC Universe (PLAYSTATION(r)3, Xbox 360(r), Fall
2008) -- For the first time ever Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the Mortal
Kombat warriors battle with Batman, Superman and other popular DC
Universe super heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents
with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat
along with dynamic multi-tiered environments. Plus, pick your favorite
character from MK or DCU and pursue a fighting adventure in the new
single player mode with an intertwined storyline and two unique
perspectives. 

Wheelman(tm) (PLAYSTATION(r)3, Xbox 360(r), PC; Fall 2008) - Combining
spectacular Hollywood-style stunts with a gripping storyline, Wheelman
provides an adrenaline-fueled, cinematic thrill ride guaranteed to leave
you breathless. Vin Diesel stars as an undercover agent and highly
skilled driver who must infiltrate the Barcelona underworld to gather
intelligence surrounding a covert heist. Posing as a driver-for-hire, he
ends up caught in a crossfire of corruption and chaos while trying to
stay one step ahead of local law enforcement and rival gangs.

TNA iMPACT!(tm) (PLAYSTATION(r)3, Xbox 360(r), Wii, PlayStation 2;
September 2008) - TNA iMPACT!(tm) is the exclusive Total Nonstop Action
wrestling game based on the top-rated weekly television show, "TNA
Impact!" Choose the wrestling style, custom move set and clothing to
construct the ultimate champion. TNA drenches the player in moves and
match types that allow amazing acrobatic and aerial feats along with the
bone-jarring crush of hard-hitting impacts. The game also features top
wrestling talent such as Kurt Angle(tm), Jeff Jarrett(tm), Rhino(tm),
Samoa Joe(tm), AJ Styles(tm), Sting(tm), Christian Cage(tm), Abyss(tm)
and more to deliver all of the excitement and action of the television
show! 

Blitz the League(r) II (PLAYSTATION(r)3, Xbox 360(r); Fall 2008) - As
the sequel to the more than one million unit selling and award-winning
football experience, BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II, continues the franchise
legacy as the ultimate alternative to the watered-down, licensed
competition. In addition to an all-new story mode penned by Peter Egan
(ESPN's Playmakers), BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II features include:
Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an
enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer capabilities,
expanded rosters with all-new personalities, and the return of a
cornerstone of the Blitz franchise...Late Hits! Football legend Lawrence
Taylor returns as the game's cover-athlete and star linebacker for the
New York Nightmare, Quentin Sands, along with a star-studded supporting
cast. 

This is Vegas(tm) (PLAYSTATION(r)3, Xbox 360(r), 2009) -- When a
ruthless businessman begins turning Vegas into a family-friendly tourist
trap, you must start your own powerful empire and resurrect the famous
adult playground. Party hard at the hottest clubs to make VIP
connections. Grow your bankroll by hitting high stakes tables. Race the
fastest cars on the underground circuit to raise your reputation. Fight
off enemies with fists and firearms to prove your strength. Where you go
and what you do is your call. Whether counting cards, seducing dangerous
women, cruising the strip or starting bar brawls, there's lots of
excitement on the way to the top. 

Unreal Tournament 3 -- (Xbox 360(r); July 2008) - Unreal Tournament 3,
the world's premier PC first-person shooter makes its debut on the Xbox
360(r). Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal(r) Engine
3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level.
Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or
against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard.
With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this
is FPS action at its best! 

Game Party(tm) 2 (Wii, November 2008) -- With 11 games in all, Game
Party 2 for the Nintendo Wii includes fun to play games that will
provide hours of enjoyment with friends and family. Game Party 2
features new games like Bean Bag Toss, Horseshoes, Lawn Darts, Puck
Bowling and more. Each game, including classics like Skill Ball, Darts
and Hoop Shoot has exciting new features like four player mode,
customizable characters and tournament play, making Game Party 2 the
ultimate party game for all ages and skill levels. 

Touchmaster(r) 2 (Nintendo DS, September 2008) -- TouchMaster 2 returns
with a collection of 20 new exciting card, action, strategy and puzzle
games with some of your favorite classic games from back in the day. For
the gamer and non-gamer alike, TouchMaster 2 offers pick up and play,
addictively fun, mini-games that everyone will enjoy. Kill some time by
playing a quick round to beat your high-score or find some real
competition against other players. TouchMaster 2, the personal arcade
that fits snug in the palm of your hands. 

Mechanic Master(tm) (Nintendo DS, September 2008) -- With over 100
levels! Mechanic Master uses the stylus as a weapon to rid the Earth of
alien invaders that have scattered across the planet. Become the
ultimate Master of Mechanics by creating crazy contraptions to free
humans, keep the mechanics in motion and defeat those pesky foes. Test
your skills. Creative-thinking is key to clearing the level. 

MidwayArcade.com (Online, Available Now) -- Fans of Midway's classic
arcade and Touchmaster casual games will now be able to download their
all-time favorites and play them on their PC. More than 25 classic
titles, such as Defender, Joust, Spy Hunter, Root Beer Tapper and Mahki,
are now available at www.midwayarcade.com, starting for as little as 3
games for US $5. Compete for bragging rights against players from around
the world and battle for the high score in each game. 

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