Chicago â€“ November 7, 2005 â€“ Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced the development of Spy HunterÂ®: Nowhere to Runâ„¢, the next installment in the top-selling Spy Hunter franchise that dates back to the original arcade game. Stepping out of the Interceptor for the first time and into action will be Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the role of the ultimate secret agent, Alex Decker. Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run is scheduled to ship in summer 2006 for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÂ® videogame system from Microsoft.
"Midway is taking the classic Spy Hunter franchise in a powerful, new direction that will be led by the casting of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as the gameâ€™s main character," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "For the first time in the Spy Hunter franchise we are allowing the player to step out from behind the wheel of the Interceptor and straight into the action."
Midwayâ€™s Spy Hunter is also set to be the subject of a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. More information on Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run can be found at www.midway.com.
About Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run
SpyHunterÂ®: Nowhere to Runâ„¢ takes the Spy Hunter franchise where itâ€™s never gone before on foot. Featuring action superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rockâ€™s physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves. In Nowhere to Run, the evil NOSTRA corporation returns, this time with a plan to steal the latest government technology including the worldâ€™s most sophisticated spy vehicle, the Interceptor, and itâ€™s up to Alex to stop them.
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at www.midway.com.
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