MIDWAY AND CARTOON NETWORK ANNOUNCE AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE
*/Game Based on Hit Animated Comedy from Adult Swim Scheduled for Release/*
*/on PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System this Fall/*
*CHICAGO, IL March 21, 2007 * Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a
leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer,
today announced that it will be developing an interactive title based on
the hit comedy series from Adult Swim - Aqua Teen Hunger Force. */Aqua
Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am/* is scheduled to be available for
the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system this fall. The series,
which follows the exploits of a trio of sentient fast-food items, has
also inspired a feature length film - /Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon
Movie Film For Theaters/ due in theaters April 13.
*/Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am/* is an epic,
//action-adventure combat golf, cart racing //game that gives fans an
opportunity to experience the Aqua Teen universe in a whole new way.
When Frylock is admitted to the prestigious Jersey Pines Golf Club,
Master Shake decides to show the uppity members that he is also just as
good (and uppity) and deserves a place in their exclusive club. Meatwad
is, of course, persuaded to join in, and the three crime-fighting food
products use golf clubs and a variety of other weapons in ways not
intended as they battle numerous villains, fan favorites and other show
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a unique and completely hilarious property,
said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. We are working
closely with Aqua Teen creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis to bring
the tone of the TV show and movie into a video game.
We are thrilled to be bringing the hilarious antics of Adult Swims
Aqua Teen Hunger Force to a one of kind gaming experience, said
Christina Miller, VP of Consumer Products for Cartoon Network
Enterprises, the networks global merchandising division. This game
will set a new standard for crime-fighting, golf-obsessed, food battles.
This golden chalice represents a new age in gaming, the likes of which
has never before been seen on this planet. The weak will tremble at the
awesomeness of our full color, hand-made graphics! said creators
Maiellaro and Willis simultaneously and in unison.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an original comedy series that is part of
Adult Swim, Cartoon Networks top-rated late-night sister service which
presents programming six nights per week for a total of 45 hours. Aqua
Teen Hunger Force had its series premiere in September 2001, when Adult
Swim launched. More than 60 episodes of the series have been completed
to date. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, also
written and produced by Maiellaro and Willis, is scheduled to debut on
over 800 screens on April 13, and will uncover the mysterious origins of
Meatwad, Frylock and Master Shake.
*_About Adult Swim_*
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting
System, Inc.s network offering original and acquired animated comedy
and action series for young adults. Airing overnights six days a week
for a total of 45 hours weekly, Adult Swim shares channel space with
Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired
programming for children and families, and is seen in 91 million U.S. homes.
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
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE and all related characters and elements are
trademarks of and ©* *Cartoon Network.
"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective companies.
Midway has provided the AdultSwim.com link solely as a convenience to
you. The information on this site 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 Companys 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.
Posted using Meow