"As Midway expands into the younger gaming market, we are very excited to release Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "This game is unique in that the player is given the option to control all three Eds at once, and must use each character's special abilities to complete wacky scam objectives in a number of scenarios inspired by the top-rated show."
"Here in the U.S. and around the world, Ed, Edd n Eddy has remained one of Cartoon Network's most popular series, particularly with boys 6-11," added John Friend, senior vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises. "The program is so successful, we have created several holiday specials--including a brand new Halloween feature this year--and green lit it for 26 new episodes that will premiere throughout 2006. The comedy-driven property has proven to have lasting legs, so we're thrilled that kids across the globe will have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite characters in these exciting videogame formats from Midway."
About Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures
Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures is based on the slap-stick adventures of Cartoon Network's favorite three musketeers of adolescence; Ed, Edd ("Double D") and Eddy. Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures boasts as a unique tag team adventure game in which players are able to switch Eds on the fly to take advantage of their special abilities. Ed can lift, throw and smash objects. Edd can either enable or disable mechanical devices and in a pinch he can pull out his trusty slingshot. Eddy can make the neighborhood kids run away in fear of being the target of his El Mongo Stink Bomb! Players will also be able to execute special all-Ed formations that extend their own unique gameplay capabilities, including the Batter-Ed, Trampol-Edd and the Tower-of-Eddy. Get ready to encounter all of the characters from the show, even the Kanker sisters, as the Eds' focus on scheming up plans to make money to buy their beloved jawbreakers.
For more information on Midway's Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures please visit www.midwaycartoon.com.
About Ed, Edd n Eddy
The television show Ed, Edd n Eddy is a mainstay in Cartoon Network's key weekly franchise. Ed, Edd n Eddy is the number one rated show on Cartoon Network and basic cable with huge awareness; 79% of kids age 6-11 know the Eds. Alongside the release of Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures, Cartoon Network will be adding 26 new episodes as well as two holiday specials coinciding with the launch of the game.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 88 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network, is charged with licensing brands and characters from the channel's growing library of original programming properties. CNE works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across such key merchandising categories as apparel, accessories, toys and games, interactive, publishing, stationery and paper, sporting goods, branded foods and personal care. The group currently offers consumer product programs for an array of marquee animation franchises, including Codename: Kids Next Door, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Adult Swim, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and more.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
About Midway Games
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.
ED, EDD N EDDY: THE MIS-EDVENTURES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) 2005 Cartoon Network.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involves risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the upcoming console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and in the more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.