Feel the Rush as Midway Announces Celebrity Talent, Music and Licensed Cars for LA Rush
Company: Midway
CHICAGO, July 14, 2005 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced a number of licensing details and in game talent for LA RUSH™, bringing an entirely unique experience to the reinvention of this over-the-top racing franchise. With celebrity and hip-hop talent starring as in game characters, an intense soundtrack, the latest in both concept and licensed cars, the auto industry's top after-market parts, the world famous crew from West Coast Customs and an exclusive relationship with Harris Publication's RIDES Magazine, LA RUSH has it all. As previously announced by MTV, LA RUSH is the first of three titles to ship under Midway's innovative co-marketing relationship with MTV. LA RUSH is scheduled to ship in October 2005 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

"LA RUSH pimps out and juices up this classic Midway franchise while staying true to the fast-paced racing, death-defying shortcuts, and rooftop jumps the series is famous for," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "The game features more than 35 of the hottest licensed cars and an additional 16 exclusively designed concept cars that can be fully tricked out by the world famous crew at West Coast Customs. Top celebrity and hip-hop talent add to the game's innovative story mode and make LA RUSH one of the must have racing games of the year."

The groundbreaking story mode of LA RUSH has players take on the role of Trikz, a street racer from Los Angeles at the top of his game who arrives home from vacation to discover all of his rides have been stolen by his chief rival, Lidell Rey who is voiced by Bill Bellamy (Any Given Sunday, The Brothers). LA RUSH also includes actor/comedian Orlando Jones (Drumline, Evolution, The Replacements), in the role of Trikz's partner, Ty Malix. Lending their voice and likeness to the game's cast are Ryan, Mad Mike, Q, Big Dane, Ish and Alex from West Coast Customs Inc., and platinum-selling rapper Twista who appears as the world's fastest man brought to Los Angeles as a driver for Lidell Rey.

Players will be able to crank up the volume on a decibel-pumping soundtrack that contains over 75 songs from over 25 artists including Lil Kim and DJ Rap, two unreleased tracks by Twista, four original songs by Damian Valentine and more.

In LA RUSH, players will be able to jump into some of the hottest rides on the streets from old-school hot rods to turbo imports from top auto manufacturers. After the crew at West Coast Customs is done pimpin' it, it won't matter who pulls up to the light. The rides in LA RUSH include:

2005 Dodge Magnum RT
2005 Dodge SRT-4
2004 Dodge RAM Rumble Bee
2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10
1969 Dodge Charger R/T
2006 Dodge Charger R/T
2004 Cadillac® Escalade™
2004 HUMMER® H2™
2002 Chevrolet® Corvette® Z06™
1970 Chevrolet Chevelleâ„¢ SS 454â„¢
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrayâ„¢
1967 Chevrolet Camaro® COPO 427
1964 Chevrolet Impalaâ„¢ SSâ„¢
2005 Pontiac® GTO™
1966 Pontiac GTO
2004 Chevrolet SSRâ„¢
1973 Chevrolet Monte Carloâ„¢
1987 Buickâ„¢ GNXâ„¢
1988 Oldsmobileâ„¢ Cutlass Supremeâ„¢
1971 Cadillac Eldoradoâ„¢ Convertible
1959 Chevrolet Impala
2000 Chevrolet Impala SS
2006 Pontiac Solsticeâ„¢
2004 Lotusâ„¢ Elise IIIâ„¢
2005 Lotusâ„¢ Exigeâ„¢
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
2002-2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO V*
2004 NissanZ®
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R SPEC V
1995 Nissan 240SX XE,
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R
2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
2005 Nissan Titan
2004 Infiniti FX45
2004 SALEEN S7 ®
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Once players select their whip, they can get it juiced up with all of the latest gear from the top after-market part manufactures in the world. LA RUSH will include the following and more:

Dayton Wire Wheels
Extreme Dimensions
Carbon Creations
AEM & DC Sports
B&M Racing & Performance Products Inc.
Nitrous Express
Borla Performance Industries
Piloti Driving Shoes
Vogue Tyres

In LA RUSH, join the crew at West Coast Customs to pimp your ride and live the fabulous lifestyle of an L.A. street racer. Feel the rush as you race over 36 licensed rides including muscle, tuner and exotic vehicles as well as exclusive tricked-out racers designed by West Coast Customs and RIDES Magazine. An exciting and unique story-driven experience will allow you to race through 5 fully-open Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps. L.A. RUSH will be the next evolution in the highly addictive Rush franchise.

About Midway
Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX , Los Angeles, CA, Munich, Germany and London, UK, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major video game systems. More information about Midway can be obtained at www.midway.com

L.A. Rush© 2005 Midway Home Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. L.A. RUSH is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. MIDWAY and the Midway logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. Used by permission. "MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION", "MTV GAMES" and "MTV's Pimp My Ride" and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. General Motors Trademarks used under license to Midway. HUMMER, H2, all related Emblems and the distinctive vehicle body and grille design are General Motors Trademarks used under license to Midway. DODGE is a trademark of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Dodge Charger R/T, Dodge Magnum R/T, Dodge Ram Rumble Bee, Dodge Viper SRT-10, and Dodge SRT-4 and their trade dress are used under license by Midway Home Entertainment Inc. © DaimlerChrysler Corporation 2005. Approved and Licensed Product of Group Lotus plc. SALEEN®, SALEEN® S7™ and all related vehicle model names/designs are registered trademarks of Saleen, Inc. Used under license. MITSUBISHI, LANCER EVOLUTION VIII and ECLIPSE SPYDER names, emblems and body designs are trademarks and/or intellectual property rights of MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION. Official Nissan Product. Nissan, Infinity, Frontier, Titan, Z, 240SX, Sentra SE-R, Skyline GTR, FX45, NISMO, associated symbols, emblems and designs are trademarks of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and used under licensee to Midway Home Entertainment Inc. RIDES is a trademark of Harris Publications, Inc. WEST COAST CUSTOMS™ is a trademark of West Coast Customs, Inc. All rights reserved. Midway Home Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates do not monitor, endorse or accept responsibility for the content of any non-Midway website. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies..

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