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Midway Developing Billy & Mandy Game for Wii

Midway Games Inc. announced the development of THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY for the Nintendo Wii. Gamers can play as one of 15 characters from one of Cartoon Networks top-rated shows in the adventure/fighting game, which is also scheduled to be available for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance this holiday season.

"THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY is one of Cartoon Network's most popular programs and we've worked closely with the creator to ensure the game is full of Maxwell Atom's trademark look, feel and humor," said Steve Allison, cmo, Midway. "We are very excited to also bring the mayhem to Nintendo's nextgen console."

"We have a long and successful relationship with Midway and we are pleased to be partnering with them to bring THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY to this exciting and highly anticipated new Wii gaming platform," said Christina Miller, vp of U.S. consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises.

THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY for the Nintendo Wii is expected to utilize features that are unique to the Wii system. This includes use of the split controls, motion sensing and more. The Wii version is intended to support both the GameCube and Wii controllers. THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY on the Nintendo Wii is also expected to include contentspecific gameplay features that will be available only on the Wii platform. More details on these features will be released at a later date.

The videogame will set 15 of the popular television show's characters against each other in a fighting/adventure game. Whether players use Billy's berserk attack or Mandy's deadly smile, all of the characters will feature individual abilities based on their personalities. Players will be able to smash objects, destroy environments and battle in 20 fully interactive environments from the show.

Fans of the show will be given the chance to experience THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY in two different playable modes including Mission Mode and Battle Mode. Mission mode can be played as either a singleplayer or a twoperson cooperative game, as players are taken through 45 missions with unlockable rewards. In Battle mode up to four players can choose characters, arenas, weapons and battle parameters to be the Last One Standing.

Midway Games Inc., headquartered in Chicago, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information can be found at www.midway.com.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), seen in more than 89 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s adsupported cable service offering original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11:00 pm6:00 am (ET, PT) SundayThursday, Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a latenight destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 1834.

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