Midway sends word that Unreal Tournament 3
has shipped to stores. Powered by the Unreal 3 engine the game looks to continue the high paced fragging action that the series is known for. What I'm digging about the game is that Epic has added a real single player component to the game, that's right, no more lame ladder based single player mode. I guess it's time to start scheduling the next LAN party.
MIDWAY AND EPIC GAMES SHIP THE AWARD-WINNING UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 FOR PC
Unreal Tournament 3 Marks the Highly Anticipated Return of the Multi-Million Unit Selling Franchise
CHICAGO - November 19, 2007 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer and world-renowned developer Epic Games Inc., today announced that the highly anticipated and award-winning Unreal Tournament 3 game has shipped for PC. Building off 2006 Game of the Year, Gears of War's massive success, Epic Games has brought the world's premiere and multi-million unit selling first-person-shooter back to the PC. Unreal Tournament 3, rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB, is available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $49.95, with the PC collector's edition available for a U.S suggested retail price of $59.95. Unreal Tournament 3 is also scheduled to be available soon for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
"Unreal Tournament 3's superior graphics and gameplay experience take the award-winning Unreal franchise to a completely new level," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "The game truly defines what fast-paced, frenetic, intense first-person shooter gameplay should be."
"Unreal Tournament 3 delivers on the promise of high-caliber game quality that gamers have come to know and expect from Epic Games and the Unreal franchise," said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "The power of Unreal Engine 3.0 has enabled the development team to set new expectations for what cutting-edge graphical and gameplay quality for a first-person shooter should be."
Unreal Tournament 3 has been met with numerous awards and critical acclaim from some of the industry's most respected media outlets:
* "Best of E3" E3 2007 - GameSpy
* "Best of E3" E3 2007 - ShackNews
* Runner-Up, "Best Graphics Technology" E3 2007 - IGN
* Finalist, "Best Shooter" E3 2007 - GameSpot
* "Most Innovative Games of E3" - E3 2007 - GamePro
* Nominated "Best PC Game" E3 2007 - GameTrailers
* Nominated "Best First-Person Shooter" E3 2006 - IGN
* Nominated "Best Online Multiplayer Game" E3 2007 - Game Critics Awards
* Nominated "Best Online Game" E3 2007 - GameTrailers
* Nominated "Best Graphics Technology" E3 2006 - IGN
About Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter to the PC, and its debut on the PLAYSTATION®3 system. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!
More information about Unreal Tournament 3 can be found online at www.unrealtournament3.com
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and game engine technology for PC and console. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in their Unreal series and their latest game, Gears of War, broke sales records on Xbox 360 selling more than 3 million copies worldwide in the first ten weeks and awarded overall Game of the Year for 2006 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Game Developers Choice Awards, GameSpot, GamePro and many others. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including Console Game of the Year winner "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" by Ubisoft; PC Gamer's Game of the Year "Deus Ex" from Ion Storm/Eidos; "America's Army: Special Forces" by the United States Army; and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (PC) by Electronic Arts. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder, and three-time consecutive winner, of Game Developer magazine's Front Line award for Best Game Engine. Epic Games was also awarded Studio of the Year at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards and Developer of the Year by Official Xbox Magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through Epic's Web site at www.epicgames.com
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.
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