There was plenty of hoopin’ and hollerin’ at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino on Thursday – as Midway stormed thevenue with its annual conference on upcoming product.

Over 400 press and Midway employees watched the likes of Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon, Epic Games VP Mark Rein and Midway CEO Matt Booty deliver speeches on the cream of the publisher’s new titles – as well as confirming previously unannounced product.

The big news item of the day was the announcement of

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

. The eighth game in the MK series promises to have wider appeal than ever, with Superman and Batman already confirmed for an appearance –with more to be confirmed at E3.

Free roaming shooting-gambling-partying title

This Is Vegas

also drew plenty of impressed cheers and handclaps from the crowd.

Created using Epic Game’s Unreal Engine, the title stood out as one of the ‘must play’games at the event.

Elsewhere, the company confirmed that Unreal Tournament III will be coming to Xbox 360 this summer, duringthe sameperiodthat a host ofdownloadable casual games hit the firm’s new PC onlineportal.

The crowd was also givena fresh look atupcoming titles Wheelman and TNA Impact Wrestling, whilst taking in first glimpses of new sequels such as Game Party 2, Blitz: The League 2and Touchmaster 2.

More details of many of the titles shown off at the event will come at E3 in July– showing the value the publisher puts on the US expo.

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