Chicago - June 25, 2007 Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that Touchmaster™, the collection of classic tabletop touch screen games, has shipped to retailers nationwide. Touchmaster consists of 23 addicting games that utilize the unique touch screen format of the Nintendo DS and is now available for a U.S. MSRP of $29.99, exclusively for Nintendo's wildly popular handheld game system.
"The pick up and play arcade style gameplay of these classic Touchmaster games make them perfect for Nintendo DS," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "People have been enjoying the tabletop Touchmaster touch-screen games since 1996 and now they can play games like Mahki™, Mah Jongg Pairs or Solitaire whenever and wherever they choose."
The 23 games inside Touchmaster are separated into three categories, Cards (Solitaire Classic, Power Cell™, Uplift™, plus six more), Skill (Hot Hoops™, Trivia, Word Search, plus four more challenging games) and Puzzle (Crystal Balls™, Mahki, Mah Jongg Pairs and four more puzzlers). For a complete list and full game descriptions go to the official Touchmaster website, http://touchmastergame.com.
As part of the launch of Touchmaster, Midway is also bringing back the Midway Tournament Network® to allow gamers to use their Nintendo DS wireless connection to compete in tournaments, post their high scores, and compare personal bests with their friends.
The wide variety of highly interactive mini-games that made Midway's Touchmaster™ a favorite in bars and arcades across the country are will now be available whenever, wherever with Touchmaster, exclusively for Nintendo DS™. Touchmaster is a natural fit for the touch screen and stylus of Nintendo DS, and is perfect for a quick gameplay session. There's something for everyone to choose from, with a wide variety of 23 Midway's classic Touchmaster games, including Trivia, Solitaire, Gem Slide™ and Mah Jongg. With the Nintendo DS Wi-Fi connection, players can connect to the Midway Tournament Network for high scores, tournaments and daily rankings.
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.
MIDWAY, TOUCHMASTER, HOT HOOPS, MAHKI, UPLIFT, CRYSTAL BALLS, POWER CELL, GEM SLIDE and MIDWAY TOURNAMENT NETWORK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.© 2001 Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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 December31, 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.