(Sources: News and Updates at TNA Wrestling)
CHICAGO, IL – November 7, 2005 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide, multi-year agreement with TNA Entertainment to publish videogames based on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling™ . Under the terms of the agreement, Midway has the rights to develop and publish games for the console, handheld and PC platforms. The first TNA Wrestling™ product is scheduled to ship in 2007 for current generation game systems.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is the future of sports entertainment. TNA iMPACT!™ airs exclusively on SpikeTV on Saturdays from 11 PM – midnight ET/PT with an encore on Mondays at midnight ET/PT. In addition to the weekly show, TNA Wrestling also produces a monthly pay-per-view special where its top stars such as Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kevin Nash and Rhino compete in, above and beyond the signature six-sided ring.
“TNA Wrestling is one of the fastest growing and most exciting forms of sports entertainment available today,” said David F. Zucker, president and CEO, Midway. “It’s fast, powerful and cutting-edge in both presentation and style. We are very pleased to be working with TNA and look forward to leveraging our expertise in the fighting game genre to create the most compelling wrestling experience yet.”
“Our brand of wrestling is perfectly suited to videogames and Midway is the perfect company to create them,” said Dixie Carter, president, TNA Entertainment. “We are very excited about this collaboration and the opportunity to expand TNA Wrestling to a new medium.”
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