CHICAGO, IL - March 21, 2007 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that it will be developing an interactive title based on the hit comedy series from Adult Swim - Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am is scheduled to be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system this fall. The series, which follows the exploits of a trio of sentient fast-food items, has also inspired a feature length film - Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters due in theaters April 13.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am is an epic, action-adventure combat golf, cart racing game that gives fans an opportunity to experience the Aqua Teen universe in a whole new way. When Frylock is admitted to the prestigious Jersey Pines Golf Club, Master Shake decides to show the uppity members that he is also just as good (and uppity) and deserves a place in their exclusive club. Meatwad is, of course, persuaded to join in, and the three crime-fighting food products use golf clubs and a variety of other weapons in ways not intended as they battle numerous villains, fan favorites and other show characters.
"Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a unique and completely hilarious property," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "We are working closely with Aqua Teen creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis to bring the tone of the TV show and movie into a video game."
"We are thrilled to be bringing the hilarious antics of Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force to a one of kind gaming experience," said Christina Miller, VP of Consumer Products for Cartoon Network Enterprises, the network's global merchandising division. "This game will set a new standard for crime-fighting, golf-obsessed, food battles."
"This golden chalice represents a new age in gaming, the likes of which has never before been seen on this planet. The weak will tremble at the awesomeness of our full color, hand-made graphics!" said creators Maiellaro and Willis simultaneously and in unison.
'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' is an original comedy series that is part of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's top-rated late-night sister service which presents programming six nights per week for a total of 45 hours. 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' had its series premiere in September 2001, when Adult Swim launched. More than 60 episodes of the series have been completed to date. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, also written and produced by Maiellaro and Willis, is scheduled to debut on over 800 screens on April 13, and will uncover the mysterious origins of Meatwad, Frylock and Master Shake.
About Adult Swim
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering original and acquired animated comedy and action series for young adults. Airing overnights six days a week for a total of 45 hours weekly, Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 91 million U.S. homes.
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