Midway announces that Unreal Tournament 3 is shipping, and Epic's shooter sequel
is now (or soon) available in the US for the PC, with the PS3 edition to follow.
A beta demo (story
) offers a sample of the game, and here's word:
CHICAGO - November 19, 2007 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading
interactive entertainment publisher and developer and world-renowned developer
Epic Games Inc., today announced that the highly anticipated and award-winning
Unreal Tournament 3 game has shipped for PC. Building off 2006 Game of the Year,
Gears of War's massive success, Epic Games has brought the world's premiere and
multi-million unit selling first-person-shooter back to the PC. Unreal
Tournament 3, rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB, is available for a U.S.
suggested retail price of $49.95, with the PC collector's edition available for
a U.S suggested retail price of $59.95. Unreal Tournament 3 is also scheduled to
be available soon for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
"Unreal Tournament 3's superior graphics and gameplay experience take the
award-winning Unreal franchise to a completely new level," said Steve Allison,
chief marketing officer, Midway. "The game truly defines what fast-paced,
frenetic, intense first-person shooter gameplay should be."
"Unreal Tournament 3 delivers on the promise of high-caliber game quality that
gamers have come to know and expect from Epic Games and the Unreal franchise,"
said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "The power of Unreal Engine 3.0 has
enabled the development team to set new expectations for what cutting-edge
graphical and gameplay quality for a first-person shooter should be."
Unreal Tournament 3 has been met with numerous awards and critical acclaim from
some of the industry's most respected media outlets:
• "Best of E3" E3 2007 - GameSpy
• "Best of E3" E3 2007 - ShackNews
• Runner-Up, "Best Graphics Technology" E3 2007 - IGN
• Finalist, "Best Shooter" E3 2007 - GameSpot
• "Most Innovative Games of E3" - E3 2007 - GamePro
• Nominated "Best PC Game" E3 2007 - GameTrailers
• Nominated "Best First-Person Shooter" E3 2006 - IGN
• Nominated "Best Online Multiplayer Game" E3 2007 - Game
• Nominated "Best Online Game" E3 2007 - GameTrailers
• Nominated "Best Graphics Technology" E3 2006 - IGN