LONDON– September 14th, 2007 - Midway Games Ltd, a subsidiary of 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 across Europe. 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 European SRP of€69.95 (£49.99) for Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 collectors’ edition is available for a European SRP of€74.99 (£54.99). Stranglehold is scheduled to be available for PC on September 28th for a European SRP of€44.95 (£29.99) and will follow on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in October for a European SRP of€69.95 (£49.99).
“Stranglehold marks a significant milestone in Midway’s commitment to developing and publishing high-quality, triple-A products,” said Martin Spiess, Managing Director - Europe, Midway Games Ltd.“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.”
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. 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.
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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Midway Games Ltd
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