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BILL ROMANOWSKI JOINS LAWRENCE TAYLOR AS COVER ATHLETE FOR MIDWAY'S NEXT GENERATION BLITZ®: THE LEAGUE™

FORMER PRO LINEBACKER BILL ROMANOWSKI STEPS IN AS BRUNO BATAGGLIA, THE LEAGUE'S MOST HATED PLAYER

NEXT GENERATION EDITION OF THE MILLION UNIT SELLER DELIVERS THE AWARD–WINNING ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE ORIGINAL PLUS MUCH MORE TO THE XBOX 360™ AND PSP™ (PLAYSTATION PORTABLE)

CHICAGO – August 22, 2006 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that 4–time Super Bowl champion, Bill Romanowski, will join Hall of Famer, Lawrence Taylor, as co–cover athlete of Blitz®: The League™ for the XBOX 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and of Blitz®: The League Overtime for the PSP™ (Sony PlayStation® Portable). Along with contributing his image for the game's packaging, Bill Romanowski will also be featured as the voice and personality of one of the League's most hated linebackers, Bruno Batagglia. Bruno is the franchise player for the Baltimore Bearcats and plays a significant role in the game's storyline which occurs both on and off–the–field.

"With over one million games sold to–date, Blitz: The League has been an enormous success for Midway," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "We are excited to have Bill Romanowski, arguably one of the most feared and talented defensive football players of his time, working in conjunction with Midway to bring fans the first Blitz title on next generation systems."

Blitz: The League is scheduled to ship for the XBOX 360™ in October 2006 and Blitz: The League Overtime for the PSP™ is expected to ship in November 2006. Blitz: The League is currently available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

About Blitz: The League

The game which revolutionized pro football videogames is back and better than ever, starring new bad boy, Bill Romanowski, as Baltimore Bearcats linebacker Bruno Batagglia, and the return of Lawrence Taylor, as Quentin Sands. Step onto the field with more customizable options than ever before, with new cities, logos, and unlockable players 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 new 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.

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