Midway's Football Franchise Secures Top Hollywood Voice Talent
Submitted on: August 6 2008 by Steve Noah
FRANK CALIENDO AND JAY MOHR JOIN MIDWAY’S BLITZ: THE LEAGUE® II ROSTER
Midway’s Football Franchise Secures Top Hollywood Voice Talent
CHICAGO, AUGUST 6, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that top talent including, Frank Caliendo, host of Frank TV and known for his impressions of legendary football broadcaster John Madden, President George W. Bush and Al Pacino, and Hollywood A-lister and former host of Last Comic Standing, Jay Mohr, have been recruited to join Lawrence Taylor in the upcoming release of Blitz: The League® II. The voice talent and comedic skills of both Caliendo and Mohr will help bring to life the game’s fictional football league that has been created by Peter Egan, scriptwriter for ESPN’s edgy “Playmakers” series.
Superstar comedian and celebrity impersonator Caliendo showcases his comedic versatility as he is cast in three different roles including the prison warden, the offensive line coordinator and the color commentator. In contrast, Mohr, known for his critically acclaimed role in the blockbuster film, Jerry Maguire, stars as The Agent, a professional businessman looking out for his number one investment known as Franchise, the top rookie phenom. Negotiations are expected to begin and deception is scheduled to ensue on Blitz: The League II’s planned release this Fall for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
For additional information about Blitz: The League II visit http://www.blitzleague.com.
About Blitz: The League II
As the sequel to the more than one million unit selling and award-winning football experience, BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II continues the franchise legacy as the ultimate alternative to the watered-down, licensed competition. In addition to an all-new story mode penned by Peter Egan (ESPN’s Playmakers), BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II features include: Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer capabilities, expanded rosters with all-new personalities, and the return of a cornerstone of the Blitz franchise...Late Hits! Football legend Lawrence Taylor returns as the game’s cover-athlete and star linebacker for the New York Nightmare, Quentin Sands, along with a star-studded supporting cast.
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.