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Midway Brings Action Back With Release of Stranglehold


*_For Immediate Distribution_*


*MIDWAY BRINGS ACTION BACK WITH RELEASE OF STRANGLEHOLD™*

Highly Anticipated, Award-Winning Title Delivers Groundbreaking Graphics
and Environmental Destruction

**CHICAGO, IL - September 5, 2007** - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a
leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer today
announced that //Stranglehold™//, for the Xbox 360™ video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, is now shipping to retail outlets
nationwide. Featuring duel-wielding, stunt-laden gameplay, incredible
environmental destruction and a multiplayer experience that brings all
the intense action online, //Stranglehold// is available for a U.S.
suggested retail price of $59.99 for Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 collector's
edition is available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $69.99.
Stranglehold is scheduled to be available for PC on September 18 and the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on September 25 for a U.S.
suggested retail price of $49.99 and $59.99, respectively. The PS3
collector's edition will feature the game and a full-length version of
John Woo's critically acclaimed action film "Hard Boiled" both on the
same high-capacity PlayStation 3 Blu-ray disc, for a suggested retail
price of $69.99.

"//Stranglehold// marks a significant milestone in Midway's commitment
to developing and publishing high-quality, triple-A products," said
Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "The game not only
delivers the intense, cinematic gunplay that acclaimed action director
John Woo is known for, but completely redefines what action gaming is
all about."

//Stranglehold's// high-action, intense and cinematic gameplay has been
met with critical acclaim from some of the industry's most respected
media outlets:

* "the most high-profile crime game coming out this year." -
Associated Press
* "This is stylized violence at its finest." - Stuff
* "The game is rife with Woo's filmmaking touches" USA Today
* "Stepping into Chow's shoes and pulling of Woo's trademark
run-and-gun stunts make for a concentrated blast of
adrenaline-fueled chaos." - Washington Post
* "Riveting action gameplay." - Yahoo! Games
* "This is a full throttle balls-to-the wall shooter." - IGN
* "The game is ripe with more awesomeness than Gears of War and
Rainbow Six Vegas put together" - Gamepro.com
* IGN Best Action Game of E3 - Runner Up
* "a fully playable, kickass action movie." - Spin

**About **/*/Stranglehold™/*/
A collaboration with world renowned action film director John Woo's
Tiger Hill Entertainment, //Stranglehold// allows players to experience
the excitement of true next-gen action as you take on the role of
Inspector Tequila created by John Woo for his influential action film,
//Hard Boiled// starring Chow Yun-Fat. Ensnared by a crime boss with a
gripping secret, Inspector Tequila is forced to cross the line from
sworn duty to renegade cop. Engage your enemies with intense cinematic
gun battles and cause massive environmental damage in real-time or
revolutionary slow-motion Tequila Time. //Stranglehold// is currently
expected to release for the Xbox 360 and PC on August 27 and PlayStation
3 on September 17. More information about //Stranglehold// can be found
online at www.strangleholdgame.com .

**About Tiger Hill Entertainment**
Tiger Hill is the sister company to Woo and Chang’s Lion Rock
Productions, the feature film and television company whose credits
include BROKEN ARROW, FACE/OFF, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, THE BIG HIT and
WINDTALKERS. Tiger Hill develops and creatively produces content for
video games, animation, and comic book properties. Currently on shelves
now is John Woo’s 7 BROTHERS published by Virgin Comics, and due for
release early next year is the feature length anime EX MACHINA, the
sequel to the 2005 feature anime APPLESEED. Woo's next directing project
RED CLIFF is due for release in the summer of 2008.

**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 .

"PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS" Family logo are registered
trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "Xbox" and "XBOX 360" are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective companies.

Midway has provided the Yahoo, GamePro.com, and IGN.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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