Paradox Development! Your Soul Is Mine!!

Midway Games announced today that it has acquired Paradox Development, the studio now developing Midway’s upcoming video game, Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks. The acquisition further strengthens the Company’s internal development capabilities as it brings two talented development teams to Midway. This marks the third acquisition in recent months to bolster Midway’s high quality game development.

In October, 2004 Midway acquired Austin, Texas-based Inevitable Entertainment Inc., the development studio working on Midway’s upcoming new video game, AREA 51. In April, 2004 Midway acquired Seattle, Washington-based Surreal Software Inc., the highly accomplished video game developer behind the successful video game, The Suffering.

Midway President and Chief Executive Officer David F. Zucker commented, “In acquiring Paradox Development, we have added a talented and established developer that not only deepens our internal product development organization but also brings incremental fighting-genre expertise to Midway. We have made great strides in improving our overall quality of games, and the industry and our customers have recognized this accomplishment. Today’s acquisition further strengthens our ability to expand on our current portfolio of games and produce new high quality, top-selling games for the future. Furthermore, the Paradox teams’ expertise in the fighting genre is an excellent fit with Midway’s product strengths and will help us extend the Mortal Kombat franchise into the action-adventure genre and release a highly engaging title in the Mortal Kombat universe annually.”