MIDWAY ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF FEAR & RESPECT ™
Urban Action/Adventure Being Developed in Collaboration with Writer/Director John Singleton
CHICAGO, IL – September 23, 2004 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) today announced the development of Fear & Respect ™, an innovative action/adventure videogame based in the intense, urban environment of South Central Los Angeles. The game is being developed in collaboration with writer/director John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious). Fear & Respect is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2005 on the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox ® video game system from Microsoft.
Fear & Respect is a cutting-edge third-person action game that realistically depicts life in a South Central Los Angeles gang. You will step onto the streets fresh from prison as a “retired” OG who is reluctantly brought back into the life. You will shoot and brawl your way through multiple levels of gameplay, in an attempt to help your crew against the backdrop of a sweltering South Central summer. On these streets, it’s all about your rep, and only you can decide if want your enemies to look at you with fear—or with respect.
More details on Fear & Respect will be unveiled in early 2005.
Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox ®, Nintendo GameCube ™ and Game Boy ® Advance.
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