Posted on December 10, 2007, William Unreal Tournament 3 Ships For The Sony PS3
PS3 owners and fans of Unreal Tournament 3 no longer have to wait. The highly anticipated PS3 title shipped today. According to Midway’s Steve Allison, “Unreal Tournament 3 sets a new benchmark for graphical quality and what a first-person shooter gameplay experience on the PS3 system should be,…”
The PS3 has been in dire need of some great titles, and this certainly is a great addition to the growing library of games. The full press release follows the break. From what I have seen of the game so far, it does look visually appealing.
CHICAGO – December 10, 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 PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Epic Games, creators of 4-million-plus selling 2006 Game of the Year Gears of War, has brought the world’s premiere and multi-million unit selling first-person shooter only to one system, the PLAYSTATION 3. Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3, rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB, is available for a U.S. suggested retail price of $59.95. Unreal Tournament 3 is currently available for the PC for a U.S. suggested retail price of $49.95.
“Unreal Tournament 3 sets a new benchmark for graphical quality and what a first-person shooter gameplay experience on the PLAYSTATION 3 system should be,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “The game is a must-have for a PLAYSTATION 3 system owner this holiday season.”
“We are thrilled to put Unreal Tournament 3 in gamers’ hands before the holidays,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “The game plays so amazingly, and I think this is the pick-up-and-play shooter people have been waiting for on PLAYSTATION 3. In addition, UT3 is the first game ever to allow truly robust user-created content – we call them ‘mods‘ (as in ‘modifications’) – on any console platform, and we can’t wait to see what the mod community creates for this game. User-created content has always been the remarkable backbone component of the Unreal Tournament series, and we think PLAYSTATION 3 system users are in for a huge treat when the mods start to appear.”
“We are excited about our continued collaboration with Midway on Unreal Tournament 3, exclusively for PS3,” said Riley Russell, senior vice president of third party relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “Unreal Tournament 3 is sure to be a hit this holiday season as it allows gamers to embrace the creativity of user-generated content utilizing the power of the Unreal Engine 3 on PS3.”
About Unreal Tournament 3
Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world’s premiere first-person shooter to the PC, and its debut on the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!
More information about Unreal Tournament 3 can be found online at www.unrealtournament3.com