Midway Games has entered into a strategic relationship with Ubisoft to publish WHEELMAN, the open-world driving game starring action-film star Vin Diesel as an expert driver for hire.
Ubisoft will handle sales, marketing, and distribution of the title in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Midway will continue to direct the development of the title and retains all future rights to the franchise and will sell the title in all other European territories.
WHEELMAN is scheduled for a March 24, 2009 ship date in North America and a March 27, 2009 street date in Europe for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. A pre-launch demo is also planned for the Xbox 360 and PS3.