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Lord of the Rings Online: Over 1,000,000 Invited Into Virtual

*Over 1,000,000 Players To Be Invited To Free “World Tour of
Middle-earth” For _The Lord of the Rings Online_™ *

*^ *

/One of the Largest North American MMO Pre-Launch Events Ever Scheduled
to Begin On April 6^th !/

/ /

*WESTWOOD, MA and CHICAGO, IL – March 27, 2007 -- *Turbine, Inc. and
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) announced a massive, free “World Tour of
Middle-earth” available to players throughout North America. Over one
million players are planned to be invited into *The Lord of the Rings
Online™: Shadows of Angmar™*, the most complete and authentic massively
multiplayer online (MMO) world based upon the famous Books of J.R.R.
Tolkien. The World Tour of Middle-earth is scheduled to begin on April
6^th and continue until the anticipated launch of the game on April 24^th .

“We decided to launch the World Tour of Middle-earth because of the
overwhelming demand from players to get into the closed beta,” said
Jeffrey Anderson, President and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “We expect the
World Tour of Middle-earth to be a spectacular event like nothing that
you’ve ever seen before.”

Free access to this hotly anticipated game combined with the staggering
size and scale of the World Tour of Middle-earth make this an
unprecedented event in the MMO industry. Players can pre-order the game
at select retail stores nationwide or at www.lotro.com/preorder
and start their adventures in
Middle-earth beginning on March 30^th .

Advancement in the game will be capped at level 15 which will give
players a great opportunity to experience the most authentic online
persistent recreation of Middle-earth ever created. Players should visit
www.lotro.com/worldtour to get more
information on how to obtain a World Tour key.

*The Lord of the Rings Online* is the first and only massively
multiplayer online role-playing game based upon the Books of J.R.R.
Tolkien. The game recreates the vast world of Middle-earth with
incredible dedication to the lore with an unprecedented level of detail.
The game delivers an experience that takes players beyond the Books to
where they can create their own story within the most famous fantasy
world of all time. For more information, please visit www.lotro.com
.

*_About Turbine_*

Turbine, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and operator of online
subscription entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood,
Massachusetts. The company is one of the largest privately-held online
games companies in North America. Turbine’s catalogue includes some of
the most famous online entertainment brands, including Asheron’s Call®,
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings
Online™: Shadows of Angmar™. For more information on Turbine and its
services, please visit www.turbine.com .*__*

*_About Midway_*

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with
offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and
personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can
be found at www.midway.com .

*_ _*

*_About Tolkien Enterprises_*

The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises is the holder of
worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other
rights in J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works /The Lord of the Rings/ and
/The Hobbit/. Tolkien Enterprises has been producing and licensing
films, stage productions and merchandise based on Tolkien’s works for
almost 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its
website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com .

# # #

“The Lord of the Rings Online,” “Shadows of Angmar,” “Middle-earth,”
“The Lord of the Rings,” and the names of the characters, events, items
and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul
Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to Turbine, Inc.
Turbine and the Turbine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Turbine, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Midway has
provided the www.lotro.com , www.turbine.com
and www.tolkien-ent.com
links solely as a convenience for you. The
information on these sites has been prepared by third parties, and
Midway does not monitor, endorse or accept responsibility for the
content on non-Midway sites.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games
Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that
involves risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could
differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking
statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including,
without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive
entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the
ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the current
console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence
on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described
under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and in any more
recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Each forward-looking statement, including, without
limitation, financial guidance, speaks only as of the date on which it
is made, and Midway undertakes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the
date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or
unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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