Skip to main content

Blitz: The League II

Comedians Frank Caliendo and Jay Mohr on board.

CHICAGO, AUGUST 6, 2008 Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that top talent including, Frank Caliendo, host of Frank TV and known for his impressions of legendary football broadcaster John Madden, President George W. Bush and Al Pacino, and Hollywood A-lister and former host of Last Comic Standing, Jay Mohr, have been recruited to join Lawrence Taylor in the upcoming release of Blitz: The League® II. The voice talent and comedic skills of both Caliendo and Mohr will help bring to life the game's fictional football league that has been created by Peter Egan, scriptwriter for ESPN's edgy "Playmakers" series.

Superstar comedian and celebrity impersonator Caliendo showcases his comedic versatility as he is cast in three different roles including the prison warden, the offensive line coordinator and the color commentator. In contrast, Mohr, known for his critically acclaimed role in the blockbuster film, Jerry Maguire, stars as The Agent, a professional businessman looking out for his number one investment known as Franchise, the top rookie phenom. Negotiations are expected to begin and deception is scheduled to ensue on Blitz: The League II's planned release this Fall for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

For additional information about Blitz: The League II visit

About Blitz: The League II

As the sequel to the more than one million unit selling and award-winning football experience, BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II continues the franchise legacy as the ultimate alternative to the watered-down, licensed competition. In addition to an all-new story mode penned by Peter Egan (ESPN's Playmakers), BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II features include: Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer capabilities, expanded rosters with all-new personalities, and the return of a cornerstone of the Blitz franchise...Late Hits! Football legend Lawrence Taylor returns as the game's cover-athlete and star linebacker for the New York Nightmare, Quentin Sands, along with a star-studded supporting cast.

About Midway

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

# # #

MIDWAY and BLITZ THE LEAGUE are registered trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS" Family logo are registered trademakrs of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involves risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the current console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers, and other risks more fully described under "Item 1A. Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and in any more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Each forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, financial guidance, speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Midway undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by law.

For More Information Contact:

Phil Robinson

Sr. Media Relations Manager - UK

Midway Amusement Games, LLC

Phone: +44 (0) 207 382 7720

Nadia Thevenot

Media Relations Manager Europe

Midway Amusement Games, LLC

Phone: + 33 1 44 50 55 09

Alexander Bidell

Marketing Manager - Germany

Midway Games GmbH

Phone: +49 -89 411 891 44

Stéphane Rakotondrainibe

Media Relations France

Midway Amusement Games, LLC

Phone: +33 1 44 50 54 25

Read this next avatar GamesIndustry International is the world's leading games industry website, incorporating and