London - June 08th , 2006 - Midway Games
Ltd., a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), today
announced a European publishing agreement (excluding South
Africa, Australia and New Zealand) for Myst on PSP,
the latest version of the epic adventure from Cyan Worlds.
Over a decade since PC adventurers first sampled the delights
of Myst's emotive and visual feasts, the new handheld
development will engage the player like never before and
literally take them to another world.
There are no instructions and the player begins a voyage of exploration without encountering a single living soul. Alone on a mysterious island, you set out to explore its grandeur and mystery. Here a chilling tale of intrigue and injustice, defying all boundaries of space and time, is being told. Quickly, though, it becomes clear every action can somehow help unfortunate individuals trapped somewhere in a parallel dimension. The Myst adventure is like no other, tantalizing with its unique combination of lavish environments, puzzles, mazes, and a sizzling underlying drama which steadily unfolds to reward the player further still. More details about the game and release information will be made available shortly.
Martin Spiess, Managing Director - Europe of Midway Games Limited, offered, "We're thrilled to be bringing one of the best known and most successful game franchises to this handheld format for the first time. Myst promises a one-of-a-kind adventure experience and contribute to the broadening of our PSP portfolio."
Manny J. Granillo, President & Chief Designer of Hoplite Research, LLC, stated, "Finding the right partner with the right vision and who is in touch with what gamers want is always a challenge. We are delighted that we can work with such a strong publisher as 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 www.midway.com.
About Cyan Worlds
Cyan Worlds, Inc., located in Spokane, WA, is best know for Myst and Riven, which received numerous awards, critical acclaim and broad popularity, Cyan has been designing and building immersive interactive worlds since 1987. They currently employ over 30 designers, programmers and artists. For more information about Cyan Worlds, visit www.cyanworlds.com
About Hoplite Research, LLC
Hoplite Research,LLC is a leading Entertainment research group, developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Created in 2001 primarily as one of the entertainment industry's first research groups, Hoplite Research, LLC is dedicated to finding new methods of entertaining through technology, innovation, and design on all major PC & videogame platforms including the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox & Nintendo DS
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