Midway Ships Mortal Kombat: Deception For Nintendo Gamecube


Best Selling Midway Franchise
Arrives With Exclusive Content

CHICAGO – February 28, 2005 –
Building on the success of its award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise, Midway
Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer,
today announced that it has shipped Mortal Kombat: Deception for the Nintendo
GameCube™. Featuring exclusive GameCube content, Mortal Kombat: Deception allows
fans to play as and against Mortal Kombat legendary characters, Goro (Boss
creature from Mortal Kombat®) and Shao Kahn (Final Boss in Mortal Kombat® II and
Mortal Kombat® 3).

Additionally, Mortal Kombat:
Deception for GameCube includes each character’s multiple fatalities,
interactive backgrounds and extensive game modes responsible for making Mortal
Kombat: Deception one of the fastest-selling games in Midway’s company history,
with more than one million units shipped to date.

"Bringing Mortal Kombat: Deception
to the Nintendo GameCube demonstrates that this franchise, and specifically the
latest Mortal Kombat installment, has an incredibly large fan base and the
demand for the product has spread across all consoles," said Steve Allison,
chief marketing officer, Midway. "For the GameCube version, the Deception team
has added some very exciting special features that are sure to impress even the
most die-hard Mortal Kombat fan."

Mortal Kombat®: Deception™ pushes
martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with
an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action
that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation
gamers. The game features lightning-fast, hand-to-hand and special weapons
combat, secret and returning characters, new moves and combinations with
death-dealing battles, and all-new life-threatening environments.

About Mortal Kombat: Deception

Awards Achieved for Mortal Kombat:
Deception in 2004:

Best Fighting Game of 2004 – Academy
of Interactive Arts & Sciences Best Fighting Game of 2004 & Editor’s Choice
Award – GamePro Magazine Best Fighting Game of 2004 – GameSpot.com Best Fighting
Game of 2004 – SpikeTV Best Fighting Game of E3 2004 – IGN.com Best Fighting
Game of E3 2004 – GameSpot.com About Midway

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UK, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software for all major video game systems. For more
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