Midway has released a comprehensive list of all the games they'll be showing
at E3 next week.
"Our 2006 E3 lineup truly reflects our product strategy to broaden our
portfolio and commit our resources to developing titles in a wide range of
genres on all major platforms: handhelds, PC, and next generation consoles, "
said David F. Zucker, president and CEO, Midway. "From proven brands like Mortal
Kombat and exciting next generation games such as John Woo Presents
Stranglehold, to high–profile PC titles such as Unreal Tournament 2007 and games
for the younger market and handhelds, this is Midway's most diverse and powerful
line up yet."
Midway's E3 product lineup with expected ship dates include:
John Woo Presents Stranglehold (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Winter
2006) – Experience exhilarating, next–gen action for the PS3, Xbox 360™
videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, as you continue the
story of Inspector Tequila from John Woo's influential action film, "Hard
Boiled" starring Chow Yun–Fat. Run into danger with both fists full of lead and
take down the organized crime bosses who stepped over the line when they took
your family. Stop at nothing as you destroy the entire world around you to get
them back. You are a desperate man following your own rules; honor thy family;
do what's right; fear no man.
Unreal Tournament 2007 (PC, PS3) – The latest entry into the
Unreal® franchise, Unreal Tournament® 2007, is currently in development by Epic
Games Inc. Fans will be blown away by the next–generation game play,
modifiability and visuals that Epic's Unreal® Engine 3 technology will bring to
This title has not yet been concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment
Blitz: The League (Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PSP; October 2006) –
The celebrated arcade–style football franchise is back and better than ever with
a new treatment of America's most popular sport. Blitz: The League exposes the
harsh and troubling, behind–the-scenes stories of a fictional professional
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PlayStation 2, Xbox; October 2006) –
Introducing Mortal Kombat: Armageddon – the latest chapter in Midway's
best–selling, award–winning, videogame fighting franchise. With the most
complete Mortal Kombat roster ever, including every character from the Mortal
Kombat fighting universe, revolutionary Create–A–Fighter and Create–A–Fatality
modes, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon promises to be the most complete, intensely
lethal, fighting experience ever!
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (PlayStation 2, Xbox; September 2006) –
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run™ takes the Spy Hunter franchise where it's never gone
before – on foot. Featuring action superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as
government super–spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever
can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing
The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat
Happy Feet (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Game Boy
Advance, Nintendo DS, PC; November 2006) – Based on Warner Bros. Pictures'
upcoming comedy adventure Happy Feet, Midway's immersive video game puts the
player in the "tap shoes" of Mumble, a young penguin born into a nation of
singing Emperor Penguins where each needs a Heartsong to attract a soul mate.
Unfortunately, Mumble is the worst singer in the world… however, as it
happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer! Based on the general storyline of the
film, the player will be able to experience life from the point of view of
Mumble in music, dance and interaction with the friends and enemies of the
The Ant Bully (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PC;
July 2006 – Nintendo Wii; November 2006) – Go pick on someone your own size!
After bullying an innocent ant colony, a young boy named Lucas is magically
shrunk down to ant size and embarks on a remarkable adventure. Play as Lucas,
experiencing the dangerous and thrilling life of an ant as you battle, explore
and forge new friendships with natives and other species in his new ant world.
Based on exciting moments from Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming digitally animated
family adventure The Ant Bully, and featuring all –new challenges created
especially for the game, help Lucas evolve from recluse to hero in his quest to
save the colony from extermination
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube,
Game Boy Advance; November 2006) – The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
video game pits the characters from the popular Cartoon Network television show
against each other in a fighting–adventure game, filled with mayhem, chaos and
over–the–top graphics. In battle mode, up to four players can use a multitude of
weapons in destructible arenas like the "Desert of Doom " and the "Underworld "
to battle it out and be the last one standing. Players also have the option to
play on their own or with a friend in mission mode. There are a series of 45
story–based missions which will encourage players to unlock new weapons and
characters like the Boogey Man and Jack O'Lantern.
MLB SlugFest 2006 (PlayStation 2, Xbox; May 2006) – Midway's
newest offering of its over–the–top baseball series, MLB SlugFest 2006 features
a new create–a–player mode, updated 2006 team rosters and stadiums, along with a
new library of signature animations and extreme collisions that have
distinguished the franchise since its debut in 2002.
RUSH (PSP; September 2006) – For the first time ever on the PSP
system, attempt mad jumps, high–flying stunts and arcade-style racing from the
original RUSH franchise. Go head to head with a friend in a street race or
cruise mission using wireless functionality, or experience Story Mode which
allows you to race through 5 Los Angeles city re–creations while finding
treacherous shortcuts and surviving death–defying jumps!
Mortal Kombat: Unchained (PSP; September 2006) – Mortal Kombat:
Unchained takes the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative
fighting system tailored for wireless functionality, unparalleled depth and
brutally intense action that will appeal to long–time Mortal Kombat fans, as
well as new gamers.
NBA Ballers: Rebound (PSP system; May 2006) – NBA Ballers: Rebound
is the only one–on–one basketball videogame available for the PSP highlighting
the rags–to–riches path from an unknown Baller to today's biggest NBA superstar.