Get ready for another Unreal Championship season

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Midway and Epic has released Unreal Championship 2 for the Xbox. A sequel to a big hit from a three years ago, Unreal Championship 2 looks to give you Unreal fanatics another monster title as there are some great reviews for the game already. The combination of melee combat and first person shooter should be pretty interesting.
Midway and Epic Games Deliver on Publishing Alliance as Unreal Championship 2 Ships to Stores

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2005--

Midway and Epic Redefine First-Person-Shooter Genre on Xbox(R) and Xbox Live(TM) with Release of Unreal Championship(R) 2

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today that Unreal Championship(R) 2, the latest entry in the long established Unreal franchise and the sequel to Unreal Championship (2002), has shipped for the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft.

"Midway, along with the millions of people involved in the Unreal community around the world, is extremely excited about the release of Unreal Championship 2," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Our recently formed relationship with Epic Games, Inc. is one that we feel extremely thrilled about, both for Unreal Championship 2 and for future Unreal products, and we are confident that gamers will be extremely enthusiastic about our first title together. Unreal Championship 2 has been given the time over its development process to be refined to its core and, as we hope people will soon see, the outcome is one of the best-looking Xbox games on the market and one of, if not the greatest Xbox Live title ever."

"Getting a new game into consumers' hands is always an exciting time for us." said Mark Rein, Vice President, Epic Games. "This one is especially exciting because the UC2 team was able to incorporate third-person play and melee combat, which are new features to the Unreal series, as well as a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging single player storyline. We've had some really fantastic review scores including Game Informer's 9.5 out of 10, Maxim's 5 stars out of 5 and Official Xbox Magazine's 9.3 out of 10. We think gamers will be equally enchanted with this fresh approach to the shooter genre."

Unreal Championship 2 Reviews:

-- "Best looking, fastest Xbox game ever!" 9.3/10; Official Xbox Magazine

-- "Unreal Championship 2 is finally here, with more characters, weapons, and levels to're gonna want to ride this lightening." 5 out of 5 stars; Maxim

-- "Unreal Championship 2 is a completely new and intensely compelling title that no FPS or action fan should be without." 9.5/10; Game Informer

-- "It's gorgeous, it's blazing fast and it's fun as hell..."

-- "...there seems to be a truly extensive amount of content crammed into (Unreal Championship 2), from the vast number of new game mechanics to the multiple playable characters, new weapon functions, and gameplay modes; Anyone who's looking for a new online shooter with some truly unique gameplay elements would do well to keep an eye out for Unreal Championship 2..."

About Unreal Championship 2

Unreal Championship 2 brings an entirely new level of intensity to the series as gamers are blessed with superhuman agilities that arm them for battle against deadly characters or readies them for hand-to-hand melee combat. Taking the battle online and around the world, Unreal Championship 2 pits players against each other in an eight-person Xbox Live multiplayer challenge where only the strong survive. Built from the ground up for the Xbox, Unreal Championship 2 features new gameplay elements, including a deep melee combat system that seamlessly blends in with the ranged weapon combat the series is known for, the option of first or third-person point of views, a full story-driven single-player mode, dozens of all new maps, new game modes and an arsenal of new weaponry. Additional information can be obtained through the Unreal Championship 2 web site at
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