As if the last post wasn’t enough, Midway dropped another goodie on us . . . Unreal Tournament 3 for the 360. Whoo hoo! Maybe now Master Chief can make an official appearance in the game. Of course, it’s wishful thinking . . . but then again, DOA2 did it. Why couldn’t Epic? They are not in direct competition, are they? UPDATE: The 360 version will include a Gears of War “nugget.”
MIDWAY AND EPIC GAMES ANNOUNCE UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 COMING TO XBOX 360® THIS SUMMER
Award-Winning and Top-Selling Epic Franchise Brings New Characters and Content to Xbox 360®
CHICAGO – April 18 , 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, and world renowned developer Epic Games Inc., today announced that the highly anticipated and award-winning, first-person shooter Unreal Tournament 3 is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Summer 2008. Utilizing Epic’s world class Unreal Engine 3, Unreal Tournament 3 will feature two new characters, five new expansive maps and split screen capability, all exclusive to Xbox 360. Unreal Tournament 3 has already shipped more than one million units worldwide for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
“We’re very excited to be bringing Unreal Tournament 3 to Xbox 360,” said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. “Whether playing against our fantastic AI ‘bots’ or playing online with friends over Xbox LIVE, UT3 is a great fast-paced game with spectacular environments, weaponry and vehicles. Its comprehensive multiplayer offerings are truly going to shine on Xbox LIVE.”
“We are extremely happy to expect to put Unreal Tournament 3 in the hands of Xbox 360 owners this summer,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Midway Home Entertainment. “The PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC versions have shipped over a million units worldwide thus far, and soon Xbox 360 owners will be able to experience FPS action at its best with Unreal Tournament 3, complete with new characters, new maps and split screen capability.”