CHICAGO August 11, 2005 Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced the newest addition to the RampageÂ® series with the development of RampageÂ®: Total Destruction. This latest installment reinvents the classic arcade series and offers up a wide array of playable monsters that have the ability to perform unique combo attacks and individual super moves. Rampage: Total Destruction is scheduled for release in spring 2006 for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube. The game is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $19.95.
Fans of the Rampage series are in for a whole new level of mayhem in Rampage: Total Destruction said Steven Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. While the game retains the core elements that made the Rampage series so popular, new mechanics and play modes make Rampage: Total Destruction a unique game experience for a great price.
About Rampage: Total Destruction:
Rampage: Total Destruction offers a fresh take on an arcade classic complete with everyoneâ€™s favorite monsters: George, Lizzie, and Ralph, along with a variety of new monsters to collect and play. Virtually everything in the environment can be damaged, broken, and utterly destroyed with plenty of hilarious results. Aided by power-ups, the Rampage: Total Destruction monsters are capable of acquiring a number of upgrades throughout the course of a single campaign. Players can annihilate cities all over the world in either one or two player mode in this reinvention of the Midway classic.
About Midway Games:
Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Munich, Germany, London, UK, and Adelaide, Australia, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major video game systems and personal computers. More information about Midway can be obtained at www.midway.com.
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