London - May 26, 2006 - Midway Games Ltd.
(NYSE: MWY) today announced a publishing agreement for
Myst on PSP, the latest 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 sole. 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 made available shortly.
Martin Spiess, Managing Director of Midway Games Ltd, offered, "We're thrilled to be bringing one of the best known and most successful game franchises to a 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."
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.
For more information about Midway Games visit www.midway.com.
About Cyan Worlds
About Cyan Worlds, Inc:
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 40 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 the entertainment industry's first research group, 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 DSTM.
MYST is a registered trademark of CYAN WORLDS, INC. ®
1994-2006 CYAN WORLDS, INC. MYST logo is a registered
trademark of CYAN WORLDS, INC. MYST PSP and all character
names and likenesses are trademarks of CYAN WORLDS, INC. All
other rights property of HOPLITE RESEARCH, LLC ® 2006. All
other trademarks and trade names are properties of their
respective owners. All Rights Reserved. Co-published by
Hoplite Research, LLC and licensed to MIDWAY GAMES,LTD. by
Hoplite Research, LLC. "2", "PlayStation" and the "7" logos
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer
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