Major League Eating: The Game to Debut as a WiiWare Exclusive

February 29, 2008

Major League Eating: The Game to Debut as a
WiiWare Exclusive

Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that
their upcoming title, Major League Eating: The Game, will makes its debut as an
exclusive on WiiWare, Nintendo’s new downloadable game service for the Wii,
which launches May 12 in North America. The game will make extensive use of the
Wii Remote to simulate the fast and furious action of a professional eating

"Watching Major League Eating is like watching
poetry in motion," says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. "Professional
gurgitators have the grace of ballerinas yet the brute strength, mental focus,
and intestinal fortitude to push their bodies and minds as hard as athletes in
any other extreme endurance sport. Victory is sweet and defeat can be well,
really, really messy. It’s an experience we’re proud to help bring into the

The game features the world’s greatest gurgitory
athletes competing across a variety of foods and venues. Built much like a
classic fighting game and deeper than a Chicago style deep-dish pizza, MLE: The
Game requires players to master a smorgasbord of offensive and defensive weapons
including bites, burps, belches, mustard gas and jalapeo flames while cramming
and chewing food at a world-class pace. It’s not for the faint of heart, the
slow of reflex, or those with an overly strong aversion to a Technicolor
reversal of fortune.

Major League Eating: The Game uses the Wii Remote
to simulate a variety of eating techniques including the cram, toss, and
‘typewriter.’ Burp-offs and Hot Potato challenges during the contests keep the
competition intense and eaters on their toes.

Major League Eating: The Game is for one or two
players, offers online play and a leader board.

Major League Eating, the professional league
which oversees all top eating events in the nation, including the Nathan’s
Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, counts among its
members Takeru Kobayashi, the Japanese eating phenomenon, and American Joey
Chestnut, current champion of the world.