CHICAGO, IL January 11 2007 Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that it has shipped more than 1.8 million units worldwide of Happy Feet the videogame, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is based on the Warner Bros. Pictures blockbuster feature film, Happy Feet, which released in the U.S. on November 17th and has grossed more than $326 million at the box office.
"We are extremely pleased with our continuing expansion into the kids' videogame market and the strong sales of the Happy Feet games," said David Zucker, CEO and president, Midway. "Warner Bros. created a wonderful and engaging film for audiences of all ages, and we're ecstatic to have published a game that both complements the movie as well as strengthens our successful holiday line up."
About Happy Feet the Videogame
Midway's immersive videogame puts the player in the "tap shoes" of Mumble, a young penguin born into a nation of singing Emperor penguins where each needs a Heartsong to attract a soul mate. Unfortunately, Mumble is the worst singer in the world however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer!
Based on the general storyline of the film, players are able to experience life from the point of view of Mumble through music, dance and interaction with friends and enemies in his world. Through the course of the game, Mumble grows from a small fluffy toddler into a tall, confident adult as he belly-sleds, dances, and swims through Antarctica on an amazing adventure. The exciting game play features a number of different play modes and is complemented by a playful and lively music soundtrack.
Happy Feet the videogame is currently available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and personal computers. For more information on Happy Feet the videogame, please visit www.happyfeet-game.com.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor, publisher and developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at www.midway.com.
About the movie Happy Feet
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller production, in association with Animal Logic Film. A George Miller film, "Happy Feet" features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Anthony LaPaglia. The film also features the tap dancing of Savion Glover. "Happy Feet" is directed by George Miller, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Collee, Judy Morris and Warren Coleman. The film is produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller and Bill Miller, with Zareh Nalbandian, Graham Burke, Dana Goldberg, and Bruce Berman executive producing. The music is composed by John Powell.
HAPPY FEET and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s07)
"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. 2001 Nintendo. and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. 2006 Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the performance of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the current console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and in any more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Each forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, financial guidance, speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.
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