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Stranglehold Delayed

A short note from Midway tells us that Stranglehold, the upcoming game sequel to John Woo’s Hardboiled, has been delayed. Now scheduled to ship during Q1 2007, the game will star Chow Yun-Fat who dodges bullets and kicks ass, all the while looking awesomely cool, for the “honor of thy family.

Armageddon Goes Premium

As with all games getting released these days, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be getting a Premium Edition consisting of various extra features. Though it’s going to be released on PS2, Xbox and Wii, the PS2 version of the game will get the Premium treatment, offering an “arcade perfect” port of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, 60 minutes of video content including a “History of Fatalities” movie and a piece of animation cell cover art signed by Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat.

This Premium Edition will be available in four metallic cover variants, three of which feature two characters each – Sindel/Shao Kahn, Jonny Cage/Goro and Kano/Sonya – and one will simply be a metallic version of the standard box art.

Wii Will Do Fatalities

Before you start thinking the Wii is for kids, think again: Midway has confirmed that Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the last current-generation entry in the popular fighting series, previously announced for the PS2 and Xbox, is headed for Nintendo’s Wii as well.

No details, however, were revealed; it wasn’t even mentioned how the unique Wii controller would be used in the game. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be released on PS2 and Xbox this October, with an early 2007 release for Wii.

Midway Boss Supports PS3

Sony has recently been under a lot of fire for its tactics with the PS3: high price and the inclusion of Blu-ray technology. However, the company is not without its supporters – Midway boss David Zucker, in a video interview to Eurogamer, has reinforced his support for the company, dismissing fears that the high price tag on the PS3 will discourage potential buyers.

“There’s a lot in the PlayStation 3; think about the fact that you get Blu-ray, the next-generational leap in DVD – you get a Blu-ray player in the machine,” he said, adding that the price of the console will lower through its life cycle. When asked about the important of next-gen DVDs, he said: “…if PlayStation 3 is huge, the gamer helping to drive that, that’s going to have a big impact in helping Blu-ray DVD technology. It’s going to work both ways.”

The rest of the interview has Zucker talking about the “dramatic turnaround in product quality” Midway has achieved, the company’s global ambitions and other related topics.

Myst on PSP

Midway today announced that popular adventure series Myst is headed to the PSP.

There are no instructions and the player begins a voyage of exploration without encountering a single living sole. Alone on a mysterious island, you set out to explore its grandeur and mystery. Here a chilling tale of intrigue and injustice, defying all boundaries of space and time, is being told. Quickly, though, it becomes clear every action can somehow help unfortunate individuals trapped somewhere in a parallel dimension. The Myst adventure is like no other, tantalizing with its unique combination of lavish environments, puzzles, mazes, and a sizzling underlying drama which steadily unfolds to reward the player further still.

More details on the game and release date will be available in the near future.

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.
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Battlestations: Midway Announced

This Autumn will see the release of yet another World War II title from Eidos Interactive – Battlestations: Midway. In development for PC and Xbox 360, the game follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

For the first time, relive the intensity of massive air, sea and underwater WWII battles in a unique mix of intense action and tactical gameplay. Directly control dozens of highly detailed warships, aircraft and submarines in a ‘free-control’ environment as you design and execute the best plans of attack. Command the colossal firepower of a fully armed battleship, engage the enemy in fierce dogfights through flak-infested skies or utilise the stealth of your submarine to unleash deadly torpedo attacks on unsuspecting enemies.

Mortal Kombat Armageddon Announced

The last Mortal Kombat title for kurrent-generation consoles, Midway announced Armageddon, a title that will feature the most extensive cast of playable characters in the series to-date. It will also feature an all-new create-a-fighter mode, and is in development for the PS2 and Xbox.

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is scheduled for release this Fall.