Unreal Tournament 3 Now Available!
Xbox 360 Version of Highly Anticipated and Award-Winning Franchise has
New Features, Exclusive Content and Never-Before-Seen Gears of War 2
CHICAGO, IL -- July 7, 2008 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading
interactive entertainment publisher and developer, and world-renowned
developer Epic Games, today announced Unreal Tournament 3, for the Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, is now
available, with several new features including split screen, five
exclusive maps and two all-new characters, as well as all previously
released downloadable content. Rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB, Unreal
Tournament 3 is available for a suggested retail price of $59.95 in the
U.S. Unreal Tournament 3, the award-winning first-person-shooter, has
already shipped more than 1 million units for Windows PC and
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
Xbox 360 owners will get an exclusive video preview of Gears of War 2,
the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 4.7 million unit-selling
blockbuster third-person action game, included on the Unreal Tournament
3 disc. The exclusive video content will include never-before-seen
footage of the game's multiplayer modes featuring new maps, new modes,
new weapons and new gameplay elements. The video is narrated by Epic
Games' design director, Cliff Bleszinski, and Gears of War senior
producer, Rod Fergusson.
"We are extremely excited to put the fast-paced, frenetic gameplay of
Unreal Tournament 3 in the hands of Xbox 360 owners," said Mona
Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Midway Home Entertainment. "The
exclusive maps, new characters, two-player split screen support and
exclusive Gears of War 2 multiplayer video make Unreal Tournament 3 the
must-have video game for Xbox 360 this summer."
"Searing-hot first-person shooter action comes to Xbox 360 this summer
with Unreal Tournament 3," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games.
"With a bevy of new and exclusive content, Xbox 360 owners can now get
their frag on by choosing to play online with friends over Xbox LIVE or
against our amazing AI 'bots.'"
About Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3, the world's premier Windows PC first-person
shooter, makes its debut on the Xbox 360®. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes
the full power of Unreal 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!
Unreal Tournament 3 is rated "M" for mature by the ESRB.
More information about Unreal Tournament 3 can be found online at
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, North Carolina and established in 1991,
develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology.
The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles
in its Unreal series, recently shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for PC and
PlayStation 3. Epic's breakthrough game, Gears of War, sold over 4.7
million copies and was awarded overall Game of the Year for 2006 by the
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Game Developers Choice Awards,
GameSpot, GamePro and many others. Epic is also responsible for the
Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of
games including the Game Critics Awards' Best Console Game and Spike
TV's 2007 RPG of the Year Mass Effect by BioWare and the 2007 BAFTA Best
Game and Spike TV Game of the Year BioShock by 2K Games. Epic's Unreal
Engine 3 is the current holder, and three-time consecutive winner, of
Game Developer magazine's Front Line award for Best Game Engine. Epic
was also recognized as 2006 Studio of the Year by Spike TV, 2006
Developer of the Year by Official Xbox Magazine and 2007 Large Company
of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association. Additional
information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site
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.
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