Midway Gets Unreal Publishing Rights

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 28, 2004 2:16pm PDT

Midway has issued this press release, announcing that the company has acquired the publishing rights to three Unreal franchise games. Unreal Championship 2 (the Xbox game) will now be published by the company, as will two future Unreal Tournament games on PC and consoles. Thanks HomeLAN. Atari/Infogrames previously published Unreal titles.

"Midway gets it. They hit right at the heart of gamers. Not only did they create many classics including Defender, NFL Blitz and Mortal Kombat, but they're making great new games such as Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, The Suffering, NBA Ballers, NARC and Area 51. They make awesome games and don't apologize for it, so we think games like Unreal Tournament will fit in perfectly here," said Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder, Epic Games. "In our opinion Midway is doing the industry's best marketing and promotional campaigns and they will contribute strongly to the ongoing success of the Unreal franchise."

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