Midway's E3 Lineup

Midway has unveiled its full lineup for this E3 the company will showcase the following titles at its booth (#4001, Petree Hall):

  • Stranglehold (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Unreal Tournament 2007 (PC, PS3)
  • Blitz: The League (Xbox 360, Wii, PSP)
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PS2, Xbox)
  • Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (PS2, Xbox)
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC)
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (PC)
  • Happy Feet (PS2, GameCube, Wii, GBA, DS, PC)
  • The Ant Bully (PS2, GameCube, GBA, PC)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (PS2, GameCube, GBA)
  • MLB SlugFest 2006 (PS2, Xbox)
  • RUSH (PSP)
  • Mortal Kombat: Unchained (PSP)
  • NBA Ballers: Rebound (PSP)

Further information after the jump.

John Woo Presents StrangleholdTM (PLAYSTATION3, Xbox 360TM, PC; Winter 2006) Experience exhilarating, nextgen action for the PS3, Xbox 360TM 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 YunFat. 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.
This title has not yet been concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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 nextgeneration game play, modifiability and visuals that Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology will bring to the franchise.
This title has not yet been concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Blitz: The LeagueTM (Xbox 360TM, Nintendo WiiTM, PSPTM (PlayStationPortable) system; October 2006) The celebrated arcadestyle 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, behindthe-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league.

Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonTM(PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox; October 2006) Introducing Mortal Kombat: Armageddon the latest chapter in Midway’s bestselling, awardwinning, videogame fighting franchise. With the most complete Mortal Kombat roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe, revolutionary CreateAFighter and CreateAFatality modes, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon promises to be the most complete, intensely lethal, fighting experience ever!

Spy Hunter: Nowhere to RunTM (PlayStation 2, Xbox; September 2006) Spy Hunter: Nowhere to RunTM takes the Spy Hunter franchise where it’s never gone before on foot. Featuring action superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as government superspy 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 moves.

The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM: Shadows of AngmarTM (PC) The Lord of the Rings Online is the world’s first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) role playing game based upon the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Gamers of all levels will establish their unique reputations, explore incredibly detailedrealms and join familiar Tolkien characters, while adventuring solo or in fellowships within an evolving and persistent recreation of Middleearth. The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM: Shadows of AngmarTMis developed by Turbine, Inc. Midway will copublish (along with Turbine) and distribute The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM: Shadows of AngmarTM in North America.

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at WarTM (PC; June 2006) Rise & Fall: Civilizations at WarTM is the first realtime strategy game to place players directly in the heart of combat as a heroic general fighting sidebyside with their troops. Players can completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world as in a traditional RTS, but can also use Rise & Fall’s innovative Hero Mode to enter the battlefield as one of history’s eight greatest heroes.

Rise & Fall will be exclusively shown on Alienware systems at E3.

Happy FeetTM (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo Wii, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSTM, PC; November 2006) Based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming comedy adventure Happy FeetTM, 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 penguin’s world.

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 & MandyTM (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 fightingadventure game, filled with mayhem, chaos and overthetop 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 storybased 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 overthetop baseball series, MLB SlugFest 2006 features a new createaplayer 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.

RUSHTM (PSP system; September 2006) For the first time ever on the PSP system, attempt mad jumps, highflying 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 recreations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving deathdefying jumps!

Mortal Kombat: UnchainedTM (PSP system; September 2006) Mortal Kombat: UnchainedTM 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 longtime Mortal Kombat fans, as well as new gamers.

NBA Ballers: Rebound (PSP system; May 2006) NBA Ballers: Rebound is the only oneonone basketball videogame available for the PSP highlighting the ragstoriches path from an unknown Baller to today’s biggest NBA superstar.

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