Unreal Tournament III to hit the Xbox 360 on July 7th, feature Gears 2 footage

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The Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III finally has a date as Midway announced today that the game will be available on July 7th. Outside of the ass kicking gameplay the game will ship with an exclusive preview of Gears of War 2 that will be quickly captured and uploaded to YouTube.  The 360 version does have a few new features like split-screen multiplayer, two new character models, five exclusive maps, and a collection of downloadable content that was released for free on the other platforms. 
Xbox 360 Version of Highly Anticipated and Award-Winning Franchise has New Features, Exclusive Content and Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Video.
CHICAGO – June 12, 2008 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, and world renowned developer Epic Games, today announced Unreal Tournament 3, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, is scheduled to be available on July 7, 2008, with several new features including split screen, five exclusive maps and two all-new characters, as well as all previously released downloadable content. Unreal Tournament 3, the award-winning first-person-shooter, has already shipped more than 1 million units for the PC and PLAYSTATION®3 systems.

In addition, the game will feature an exclusive video preview of Gears of War 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 4.7-million-unit selling blockbuster third-person action game. The exclusive video content will include never-before-seen footage of the game's multiplayer modes featuring new maps, new modes, new weapons and new gameplay elements. The video is narrated by design director, Cliff Bleszinski, and producer, Rod Fergusson.
"Unreal Tournament 3 for the Xbox 360 delivers fans the award-winning gameplay of UT3, complete with exciting exclusive content that will make it a must-have title for the Xbox 360" said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Midway.
"We're very excited to be shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for Xbox 360," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, Inc. "This is a great title and, with two-player split screen support and some very cool new content, Xbox 360 players should be thrilled with this fantastic version of the game."
About Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3, the world's premier PC first-person shooter, makes its debut on the Xbox 360®. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashesthe 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!
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