Unreal Tournament 3 Blasting Its Way onto the 360 in July

Midway and Epic have confirmed that Unreal Tournament 3 for the Xbox 360 will hit stores on July 7.

Included will be five exclusive maps, split-screen capabilities, two new characters and the all-new Warfare mode and no mod support.

Meanwhile, Europe will be getting their copies a few days earlier on July 4th. Maybe they should celebrate with some fireworks, overcooked hot dogs from the grill, apple-pie, potato salad and invite some sweaty beer swilling neighbors over to piss in their pool.

The full press release is posted after the break.

Thanks for the Heads Up: VG247

3360 Version of Highly Anticipated and Award-Winning Franchise has New Features, Exclusive Content and Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Video.

CHICAGO – June 12, 2008 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, and world renowned developer Epic Games, today announced Unreal Tournament 3, for the Xbox 360┬« video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, is scheduled to be available on July 7, 2008, with several new features including split screen, five exclusive maps and two all-new characters, as well as all previously released downloadable content. Unreal Tournament 3, the award-winning first-person-shooter, has already shipped more than 1 million units for the PC and PLAYSTATION┬«3 systems.

In addition, the game will feature an exclusive video preview of Gears of War 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 4.7-million-unit selling blockbuster third-person action game. The exclusive video content will include never-before-seen footage of the game’s multiplayer modes featuring new maps, new modes, new weapons and new gameplay elements. The video is narrated by design director, Cliff Bleszinski, and producer, Rod Fergusson.

“Unreal Tournament 3 for the Xbox 360 will deliver fans the award-winning gameplay of UT3, complete with exciting exclusive content that will make it a must-have title for the Xbox 360″ said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, Midway Home Entertainment.

“We’re very excited to be shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for Xbox 360,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, Inc. “This is a great title and, with two-player split screen support and some very cool new content, Xbox 360 players should be thrilled with this fantastic version of the game.”

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5 Comments on Unreal Tournament 3 Blasting Its Way onto the 360 in July

Hojunhu

On June 12, 2008 at 2:48 pm

:lol: Nice article. I have the game for PC, but it looks like Epic is moving towards console gaming and us PC gamers are getting left behind. With games like Crysis and CoD4 though, who’s really worried?

Kevin

On June 12, 2008 at 3:59 pm

well now that its official that their will not be any user made mods on the XBOX360 how many people do they exspect to sell it on the 360 i mean the game isnt very good stock but mods make the game a owner but hopefully theyll focus on the PS3 version more which needs just a few more patches but i dont see the point in even releasing it on 360 if you cant add mods

Kevin

On June 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm

one other thing these five new maps will be modded by someone for the PS3 so no reason to call them “EXCLUSIVE” and somehow i dont think that split screen is a huge selling point i mean it would be nice to play split screen sometimes but most 360 owmers could care less about playing with a friend in split screen when they can system link or play online

xboxlenny

On June 13, 2008 at 5:28 am

I can agree, i own this for the PS3, and being a great game, its day has passed.they need to do some fixing to this fisrt. I do enjoy the custom maps and charactors etc… but there dont be enough people playing these custom maps. I realy like the fast simple Run and Gun. its just not doing it anymore. I dont expect not having custom maps and charactors in the 360 version make much difference. on the PS3 no one plays these anyhow, atleast not when im on.

unreal, fix what you already have, instead of milking the cow, fix the cow first.

mike

On June 23, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Split screen is a big selling point. I did not buy the one for ps3 just for that reason. especially when u can system link the thing. Ive always been a UT fan , so im stoked about this coming out and id rather play this then halo or call of duty.