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 Post subject: Midway Officially Announced MK: Deception
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Today Midway officially announced in a press release Mortal Kombat: Deception. Here is a part from the text:

CHICAGO – February 27, 2004 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced that the official title for the new version of the world-renowned fighting game franchise will be Mortal Kombat: Deception. Mortal Kombat: Deception is currently in development and scheduled to ship fall 2004 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.

“Mortal Kombat: Deception promises to take this revolutionary fighting franchise to an new level”, said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “With a host of new features including multiple fatalities per character, multi-tiered interactive backgrounds and extensive new game modes, Mortal Kombat: Deception will set a precedent for all other fighting games to follow.”

One of the most well-known and best-selling franchises in videogame history – with more than 22 million home games sold – the Mortal Kombat series, which was first released in 1992, has generated more than $1.5 billion in revenue through games, movies, music, toys and other merchandise. The last installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold-through more than 2.6 million units worldwide in combined sales, across all platforms, between its November 22, 2002 launch and February 8, 2004.


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Chicago - Feb. 27, 2004 Midway Announces Mortal Kombat: Deception

Mortal Kombat: Deception Sets the Benchmark in the Fighting Game Category by Delivering the Most In-Depth Mortal Kombat Experience to Date
CHICAGO – February 27, 2004 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced that the official title for the new version of the world-renowned fighting game franchise will be Mortal Kombat: Deception. Mortal Kombat: Deception is currently in development and scheduled to ship fall 2004 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.

“Mortal Kombat: Deception promises to take this revolutionary fighting franchise to an new level”, said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “With a host of new features including multiple fatalities per character, multi-tiered interactive backgrounds and extensive new game modes, Mortal Kombat: Deception will set a precedent for all other fighting games to follow.”

One of the most well-known and best-selling franchises in videogame history – with more than 22 million home games sold – the Mortal Kombat series, which was first released in 1992, has generated more than $1.5 billion in revenue through games, movies, music, toys and other merchandise. The last installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold-through more than 2.6 million units worldwide in combined sales, across all platforms, between its November 22, 2002 launch and February 8, 2004.

Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox®, Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance.


For more information about Midway Games visit http://www.midway.com
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MORTAL KOMBAT: DECEPTION and MIDWAY are trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

This press release contains forward-looking statements 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 financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Risk Factors" in the prospectuses filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 22, 2003.

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For More Information Contact:

Aaron Grant
Midway Home Entertainment
858-450-8169
agrant@midway.com

Karen Schachter
Highwater Group PR
212-338-0077
karen@highwatergroup.com

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