Midway Casts Major Hollywood Talent For The Suffering: Ties That Bind


Clarke Duncan and Rachel Griffiths to Provide Voices in Follow-Up to
Critically-Acclaimed Action-Horror Game

CHICAGO, July 26,
– Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment
publisher and developer, today announced that it has cast blockbuster Hollywood
talent Michael Clarke Duncan and Rachel Griffiths to lend their voices to its
highly anticipated action-horror video game, The Suffering®: Ties That Bind™.

Cast in the role of
Blackmore, the behind-the-scenes manipulator who seems to be pulling the strings
in Ties That Bind, is Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Armageddon, The
Scorpion King and Sin City). Duncan’s deep, powerful voice as Blackmore will
influence and antagonize players, just as Blackmore does to the game’s main
character, Torque.

Rachel Griffiths (Six
Feet Under, Blow) brings her sublime voice talents to the character Jordan, the
woman in charge of a strange paramilitary research outfit that has been
conducting cleanup on Carnate Island, the site of the prison in The Suffering®.
Jordan now finds herself teamed up with Torque as they battle their way through
Baltimore in The Suffering: Ties That Bind.

"The recognizable
names and voices of Michael Clarke Duncan and Rachel Griffiths add to the
cinematic and visceral elements that are the hallmarks of The Suffering
franchise," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Their voices
and characters play a key role in guiding the game’s hero, Torque, through an
edge-of-the-seat American-style horror experience in The Suffering: Ties That

About The
Suffering: Ties That Bind

The Suffering: Ties
That Bind is a new descent into madness that emphasizes the disturbing terror of
its predecessor with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces, melding
big action sequences with visceral horror elements. As Torque makes his way
through the gritty streets of Baltimore, the disturbing demons seem to have
followed him to the mainland and are now wreaking havoc across the city. Players
will explore the tough and unforgiving inner-city streets, with poverty and
urban injustices rearing their ugly heads everywhere. The unique morality system
returns, as players delve into the perverse world of Torque’s sanity to discover
his past while struggling to control his future. The Suffering: Ties That Bind
is scheduled to be available in September 2005 for the PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and for PC.

information about The Suffering: Ties That Bind can be found online at



registered trademark of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. THE SUFFERING, THE
SUFFERING: TIES THAT BIND and the character names are trademarks of Surreal
Software Inc. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks
of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective companies.