07:27 PM - October 13, 2008 by Steve_OS
BLITZ: THE LEAGUE® II SHIPS TO STORES
All-Time Great Lawrence Taylor Stars As Midway Delivers Classic Fast-Paced and Hard-Hitting Action Without Kowtowing To League Restrictions
CHICAGO - October 13, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced that Blitz: The League® II has shipped to stores for the Xbox®360 videogame and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and is expected to be available soon for an U.S. MSRP of $59.99.
Blitz: The League II builds on the fast-paced, over-the-top football action that is a trademark of the Blitz franchise with all-new tackles, gruesome injuries and touchdown celebrations that allow more player control than ever before. The hallmark Blitz brutality can be found throughout Blitz: The League II, including the return of the franchise's trademark late hits.
"Without the typical restrictions associated with the 'No Fun League,' Blitz: The League II is able to offer up an entirely new treatment of pro football, touching on topics otherwise considered taboo," said Miguel Iribarren, senior vice president - publishing, Midway. "Lawrence Taylor returns as our cover athlete, and he's the perfect symbol of the grittier, real-life side of football that only a title like Blitz: The League II can portray."
Cover athlete Lawrence Taylor returns as Quentin Sands, the baddest man in the league and leader of the New York Nightmare. Joining Taylor are comedians Frank Caliendo and Jay Mohr. Caliendo provides the voices for our familiar-sounding color commentator and the prison warden, while Mohr naturally lends his talents as the game's agent. Peter Egan, of ESPN's Playmakers fame, returns to pen the most entertaining Blitz storyline yet.
Visit blitzleague.com for more information.