06:05 PM - November 6, 2006 by Steve_OS
Bill Romanowski Stars as Linebacker Bruno Battaglia
Gameplay Enhancements, Unique Achievement Points and New All–Star Teams Bring Darker Side of Pro Football to Next–Gen Gaming
CHICAGO – November 6, 2006 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that it has shipped Blitz®: The League™ for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Bill Romanowski, a 4–time Super Bowl champion and arguably one of the most feared linebackers to play the game, joins Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor as co–cover athlete of Blitz: The League for the Xbox 360 which delivers a host of new features, including new cities, All–Star teams, and achievement points.
"With over a million games sold on current generation systems, Blitz: The League proved to the industry that fans desire an alternative in the licensor censored, watered–down sports genre," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "We're excited to now offer that alternative title on the Xbox 360, complete with the award–winning quality of gameplay and entertainment Blitz: The League is recognized as having."
Blitz: The League Media Feedback:
"Midway Games Inc. has created a video game the National Football League would never allow." – Chicago Tribune
"Blitz: The League will include all the things the NFL doesn't want you to think about." – San Jose Mercury News
"Blitz delivers action as dirty as the mud in the end zone with a story that charges gamers to turn a down–and–out football franchise into a dynasty." – Stuff Magazine
"It's football like you’ve never seen and the NFL hopes you never will." – Spin
Midway's Blitz: The League Overtime for the PSP™ is expected to ship in December 2006. Blitz: The League is currently also available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.
About Blitz: The League (Xbox 360)
Blitz®: The league™, the game which revolutionized pro football videogames, is back and better than ever starring the new bad boy on the block, Bill Romanowski, as linebacker Bruno Batagglia. Step onto the field with more customization options than ever before, with new players, cities, and logos which will help you to create what could be the greatest franchise in League history. Take your team online and dominate your opponents using new offensive and defensive evasion moves, or try and defeat the three new division All–Star teams stacked with the best talent on the field. Get ready for another dramatic season of Blitz and experience The League like never before.
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.