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Midway opens up a new batch of treasures

by: Chuck -
Looking to relive some old school arcade racing action without having to pickup a roller of quarters? Well you're in luck as Midway is releasing Midway Arcade Treasures 3 which will include a bunch of old time racing games like San Francisco Rush and Hydro Thunder as well as a host of other old Midway games. Midway is kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel with this release but there are more than enough quality games to justify the $19.99 price.

Prepare to Test the Limits of Speed and Catch Some Serious Air while Racing to the Finish Line in Eight of Midway's Greatest Racing Games Ever

CHICAGO – February 16, 2005 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), ), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced the newest addition to the company's Midway Arcade Treasures franchise, Midway Arcade Treasures 3. The third installment in the successful Midway Arcade Treasures series, Midway Arcade Treasures 3 follows in the wake of million unit seller, Midway Arcade Treasures™ (2003) and the 2004 holiday hit, Midway Arcade Treasures™ 2. Scheduled to ship Fall 2005, Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is in currently in development for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

"The Midway Arcade Treasures brand continues to be one of Midway's strongest-selling and most popular franchises," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Midway Arcade Treasures 3 provides the same, classic feel as the previous two Midway Arcade Treasures installments while bringing back several of the most popular racing games in the industry's history to today's next generation consoles."

With the latest addition to Midway's classic gaming vault, consumers will be given the option to either hone their racing skills in single player mode in games such as S.T.U.N. Runner, or fulfill their head-to-head appetite and leave friends in the dust with titles such as Hydro Thunder and Super Off Road. Midway Arcade Treasures 3 will also feature player rankings via Xbox Liveâ„¢ to allow gamers to post and track personal scores against the best in the world.

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 Includes:

Eight classic arcade racing games including:

Hydro Thunder®
Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat 'N Gearsâ„¢
Race Drivin'®
San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Editionâ„¢
San Francisco Rush 2049â„¢
S.T.U.N. Runnerâ„¢
Super Off Roadâ„¢ & Bonus Tracks Pack
Nonstop Action - Hours of power, speed, jumps and thrills

Multiple Courses - Dozens of tracks to chose from throughout the various games

Xbox Live - Post high scores to decide the best of the best

Multiplayer Gameplay - One-to-four player modes (*different for various titles)

About Midway

Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and London, UK, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for all major video game systems.

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