TNA Superstars Played Key Role in Making TNA iMPACT!
CHICAGO - September 9, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced that TNA iMPACT!™ began shipping to stores this week for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is expected to be available in stores by the end of the week, with a Wii™ version expected to ship to retail outlets next week. Combining fast-paced intuitive controls, state-of-the-art wrestler likenesses and a unique Story Mode, TNA iMPACT! will deliver the most authentic video game wrestling experience to date.
"The development of the 'iMPACT' game has been an amazing process," said Dixie Carter, president, TNA Wrestling. "Midway and TNA share the common goal of creating a wrestling game focusing on great game play. TNA features the most exciting and athletic roster in professional wrestling today, so it was critical that the game deliver the in-ring action we have on our shows. Our superstars were very involved collaboratively in the development from day one with this goal in mind. The result is a product that any wrestling fan that plays videogames is going to love."
"Working very closely with TNA allowed us access to numerous resources needed to make the best wrestling game on the market today," said Miguel Iribarren, senior vice president - publishing, Midway. "We worked countless hours in scanning and motion capture sessions with each wrestler to not only ensure that our game was visually stunning, but to make sure the realism of each punch, slam and finishing move was captured."
TNA iMPACT! the video game is based on the fastest growing professional wrestling brand in the world and its flagship program TNA iMPACT!. Total Nonstop Action wrestling is in its sixth year of existence and offers sports entertainment fans a different look and feel from the traditional brand of wrestling. Focusing on athleticism, ground-breaking match types and captivating story lines, the TNA brand has quickly garnered world-wide recognition for wrestling excellence.
TNA iMPACT! the video game drops gamers into TNA's signature six-sided ring to grapple as one of their favorite TNA Superstars for head-to-head and tag-team action. The game's Story Mode will entertain for hours as the player guides a fallen champion back to TNA glory. Players can also test the limits in professional wrestling's most innovative match, Ultimate X, and go online to battle friends or foes in head to head action.
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