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E3 - 2006 : Preview :: Midway bring us LOTR online and Unreal Tournament 2007

by Steven Williamson on 4 May 2006, 13:06

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Stranglehold, Unreal Tournament 2007, Blitz: The League

Unveiling one of the most diversified and high powered lineups in company history, Midway Games Inc., announced its product portfolio to be shown at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. This year's lineup showcases proven brands such as Blitz: The League, Unreal Tournament 2007 and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon; exciting new properties such as John Woo Presents Stranglehold; kid's properties like The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy; high–end PC titles such as The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar along with full support for both handheld and next generation game systems.

"Our 2006 E3 lineup truly reflects our product strategy to broaden our portfolio and commit our resources to developing titles in a wide range of genres on all major platforms: handhelds, PC, and next generation consoles, " said David F. Zucker, president and CEO, Midway. "From proven brands like Mortal Kombat and exciting next generation games such as John Woo Presents Stranglehold, to high–profile PC titles such as Unreal Tournament 2007 and games for the younger market and handhelds, this is Midway's most diverse and powerful line up yet."

Midway's exciting E3 product lineup with expected ship dates include:

John Woo Presents Stranglehold (PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PC; Winter 2006) – Experience exhilarating, next–gen action for the PS3, Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, as you continue the story of Inspector Tequila from John Woo's influential action film, "Hard Boiled" starring Chow Yun–Fat. Run into danger with both fists full of lead and take down the organized crime bosses who stepped over the line when they took your family. Stop at nothing as you destroy the entire world around you to get them back. You are a desperate man following your own rules; honor thy family; do what's right; fear no man. This title has not yet been concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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Unreal Tournament 2007 (PC, PS3) – The latest entry into the Unreal® franchise, Unreal Tournament 2007, is currently in development by Epic Games Inc. Fans will be blown away by the next–generation game play, modifiability and visuals that Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology will bring to the franchise. This title has not yet been concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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Blitz: The League™ (Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system; October 2006) – The celebrated arcade–style football franchise is back and better than ever with a new treatment of America's most popular sport. Blitz: The League exposes the harsh and troubling, behind–the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league.

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