Midway Announces The Suffering®: Ties That Bind™; Next Installment in the Award-Winning Action/Horror Franchise
Get Ready To Suffer Again In Surreal Software's New Nightmare
CHICAGO - February 17, 2005 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced The Suffering®: Ties That BindTM, sequel to the genre-defining and award winning action/horror game, The Suffering®. Developed by Midway's internal studio, Surreal Software, The Suffering: Ties That Bind is scheduled to ship for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft and PC in Fall 2005.
"The Suffering: Ties That Bind is a sequel that will surpass the original in every way, with more action, a darker storyline and plenty of disturbing and twisted creatures," said Alan Patmore, president, Surreal Software. "The terror expands outside of the prison walls as players' actions and moral choices are now tied to the new multi-leveled insanity mode, directly affecting the game's plot with each path providing an entirely different experience."
The Suffering: Ties That Bind is a revolutionary action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the unforgiving streets and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family. Players will explore the tough inner-city, with poverty and urban injustices trapping people just as effectively as a physical prison. The unique morality system returns, as players delve into the perverse world of Torque's sanity to discover his past and struggle to control his future.
Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Munich, Germany and London, UK, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all major video game systems. More information about Midway can be obtained at www.midway.com.
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