Midway Invites Handheld Gamers To Touch The Classics On Nintendo DS(TM) With Touchmaster(TM) And Heat Up Their PSPs(R) With Hot Brain(TM)
Two New Titles With Broad-Reach Appeal To Be Released This Summer For Portable Game Systems
LONDON - JANUARY 29, 2007 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced the development of two titles for handheld video game systems designed with the casual gamer in mind. Touchmaster for Nintendo DS, featuring a wide variety of mini-games popularized in Midway's Touchmaster counter-top touch-screen arcade game systems, is scheduled to be released in June. Later this summer, Midway expects to release Hot Brain, a compilation of brain-teasers, puzzles and challenges, exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system.
"With both Touchmaster DS for Nintendo DS and Hot Brain for PSP, we're able to tap into our experience with the casual market to create games that work perfectly with the unique controls and features of each portable system," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Both titles will be able to provide quick three-minute gameplay experiences or extended play-session with puzzles, card games, brain teasers, trivia and more."
Touchmaster DS will feature 23 of Midway's classic Touchmaster games, popularized in bars and arcades across the country. A wide variety of card games, puzzles and skill-based challenges, such as Solitaire, Mah Jongg, Hot Hoops and Trivia, are translated perfectly to make use of the touchscreen and stylus controls of the Nintendo DS.
Hot Brain will feature the voice of Fred Willard (Best in Show, Anchorman), and brings brain-training challenges to the PSP. Players will try and achieve red-hot status with hundreds of timed challenges in five challenging categories, including logic, memory, math, language and concentration.
About Touchmaster DS
The wide variety of highly interactive mini-games made Midway's Touchmaster a favorite in bars and arcades across the country are will now be available whenever, wherever with Touchmaster DS, exclusively for Nintendo DS. Touchmaster DS is a natural fit for the touchscreen and stylus of Nintendo DS, and is perfect for a quick gameplay session. There's something for everyone to choose from, with a wide variety of 23 Midway's classic Touchmaster games, including Trivia, Solitaire, Gem Slide and Mah Jongg. With the Nintendo DS Wi-Fi connection, players can connect to the Midway Tournament Network for high scores, tournaments and daily rankings.
About Hot Brain
Fire up your mind with Hot Brain, a game that engages the mind through a series of puzzles and challenges designed to raise the activity and temperature of your brain. Hot Brain presents challenging and fun mental activities that help ignite your mind in areas like logic, memory, math, language and concentration. Exclusive to the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, the game allows you to test your skills in several single player modes or you can play with up to three people via ad-hoc connection. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, a robust tutorial mode makes the game accessible and enjoyable to people of all ages.
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.
MIDWAY, TOUCHMASTER, HOT HOOPS and GEM SLIDE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. HOT BRAIN is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment, Inc. "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. ®2001 Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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