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Midway Announces Limited Edition Mortal Kombat: Deception; Bonus Features to Include Exclusive Character Videos, Limited Trading Cards and More.

CHICAGO -- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced that special, Limited Editions of Mortal Kombat(R): Deception(TM) will be available when the latest iteration of Midway's best-selling fighting franchise ships to stores nationwide, scheduled for October 4, 2004. With more than 20 million copies sold worldwide, Mortal Kombat continues to be one of the most popular videogame franchises of all-time and Mortal Kombat: Deception will be the first 3D fighter to feature online gameplay for both the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft.

The Mortal Kombat: Deception Limited Edition will feature distinctive packaging available in five unique box covers. The Mortal Kombat: Deception Premium Pack, available only on the PlayStation(R)2, will feature exclusive premium box packaging featuring Sub-Zero. The Mortal Kombat: Deception Kollector's Edition, available only on Xbox(R), will be available in four unique collectible box covers featuring: Baraka, Mileena, Raiden and Scorpion. The Limited Edition sets have a suggested retail price of $59.95 and will include the following:

--An arcade-perfect, playable of the original Mortal Kombat(R) videogame

--Over 40 minutes of bonus DVD video content featuring a "History of Mortal Kombat" movie that chronicles the origins of the franchise through the release of Mortal Kombat: Deception, along with exclusive biographical videos for each of the 25 characters in the game.

--A serialized, embossed metal Kollector's Card created exclusively for the Limited Edition sets; there will be five unique cards in total (each of a different MK character), corresponding to the respective packaging.

Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R), Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance.

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"This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, and in the other more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission."

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Date:Aug 3, 2004
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