Midway to Announce New Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Characters, Drop Some Surprises Mike and Mike are hip-deep in Games Convention 2008 coverage as we speak, tackling press conferences and getting all handsy with games. Midway just announced what we can expect to see from them. On the list, not a whole lot new, though This is Vegas is included. I wonder if that means hands-on? Midway's press conference, set to start right about now, will be hosted by German entertainer Oliver Pocher and a guest line-up that includes: TNA iMPACT! star Christy Hemme, as well as the creators of Wheelman and This is Vegas. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon will also be presenting the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, and will be revealing a selection of new characters. Sounds like the presser will score us some news. Make sure to check back to read what surprises they unveil and check out our running list of Games Convention 2008 coverage here.GC 2008: MIDWAY PROMISES SHOW LINE-UP WITH EXTRA PUNCH AND TWO EUROPEAN PREMIERES Upcoming Titles Wheelman™ and Mortal Kombat® vs DC Universe will be Playable at the Games Convention 2008 For the First Time in Europe Leipzig, Germany - August 20th, 2008 – Midway Games Ltd., a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced its product portfolio to be shown at the Games Convention 2008. This year's line-up showcases exciting titles TNA iMPACT!™, THIS IS VEGAS™, Wheelman™ and Mortal Kombat® vs DC Universe. In Booth D20 in Hall 5, gaming fans can look forward to a spectacular presentation featuring appearances from a number of guest stars including TNA Superstars Christian Cage and Christy Hemme. "We want to deliver something truly impressive for visitors to the Games Convention this year, and with Midway's most diverse and powerful line-up yet plus our unique show format, we feel we will offer an amazing experience for everyone," said Martin Spiess, Executive Vice President, International of Midway Games Ltd. Midway has also scheduled one of Germany's most famous entertainers, Oliver Pocher, to host the official press conference. Pocher will be highlighting Midway's line-up and interviewing some of its top designers and producers, as well as a few surprises during the event. Among some of the guests will be TNA iMPACT! star Christy Hemme, as well as the creators of Wheelman and This is Vegas. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon will also be presenting the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and will be exclusively revealing a selection of new characters on top of the already growing roster that includes Batman, The Joker and many more of the most recognizable DC Comics personalities. The Midway booth will be located in Hall 5, Booth D20. The booth number in the business centre will be Hall 1, L30. The Midway press conference will take place on Wednesday, 20th August 2008 at 3.00pm in Press Conference Room ll. Midway's GC 2008 line up with expected ship dates includes: Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe (PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360®, Fall 2008) — For the first time ever Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the Mortal Kombat warriors battle with Batman, Superman and other popular DC Universe Super Heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with dynamic multi-tiered environments. Plus, pick your favorite character from MK or DCU and pursue a fighting adventure in the new single player mode with an intertwined storyline and two unique perspectives. Wheelman™ (PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360®, PC; 2009) - Combining spectacular Hollywood-style stunts with a gripping storyline, Wheelman provides an adrenaline-fueled, cinematic thrill ride guaranteed to leave you breathless. Vin Diesel stars as an undercover agent and highly skilled driver who must infiltrate the Barcelona underworld to gather intelligence surrounding a covert heist. Posing as a driver-for-hire, he ends up caught in a crossfire of corruption and chaos while trying to stay one step ahead of local law enforcement and rival gangs. TNA iMPACT!™ (PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360®, Wii, PlayStation 2; September 2008) - TNA iMPACT!™ is the exclusive Total Nonstop Action wrestling game based on the top-rated weekly television show, "TNA Impact!" Choose the wrestling style, custom move set and clothing to construct the ultimate champion. TNA drenches the player in moves and match types that allow amazing acrobatic and aerial feats along with the bone-jarring crush of hard-hitting impacts. The game also features top wrestling talent such as Kurt Angle™, Jeff Jarrett™, Rhino™, Samoa Joe™, AJ Styles™, Sting™, Christian Cage™, Abyss™ and more to deliver all of the excitement and action of the television show! THIS IS VEGAS™ (PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360®, 2009) — When a ruthless businessman begins turning Vegas into a family-friendly tourist trap, you must start your own powerful empire and resurrect the famous adult playground. Party hard at the hottest clubs to make VIP connections. Grow your bankroll by hitting high stakes tables. Race the fastest cars on the underground circuit to raise your reputation. Fight off enemies with fists and firearms to prove your strength. Where you go and what you do is your call. Whether counting cards, seducing dangerous women, cruising the strip or starting bar brawls, there's lots of excitement on the way to the top. Unreal Tournament 3 — (Xbox 360®; July 2008) - Unreal Tournament 3, the world's premier PC first-person shooter makes its debut on the Xbox 360®. 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 Game Party™ (Wii, November 2008) — With 11 games in all, More Game Party for the Nintendo Wii includes fun to play games that will provide hours of enjoyment with friends and family. More Game Party features new games like Bean Bag Toss, Horseshoes, Lawn Darts, Puck Bowling and more. Each game, including classics like Skill Ball, Darts and Hoop Shoot has exciting new features like four player mode, customizable characters and tournament play, making More Game Party the ultimate party game for all ages and skill levels. More TouchMaster® (Nintendo DS, September 2008) - More TouchMaster returns with a collection of 20 new exciting card, action, strategy and puzzle games with some of your favorite classic games from back in the day. For the gamer and non-gamer alike, More TouchMaster offers pick up and play, addictively fun, mini-games that everyone will enjoy. Kill some time by playing a quick round to beat your high-score or find some real competition against other players. More TouchMaster, the personal arcade that fits snug in the palm of your hands. Mechanic Master™ (Nintendo DS, September 2008) — With over 100 levels! Mechanic Master uses the stylus as a weapon to rid the Earth of alien invaders that have scattered across the planet. Become the ultimate Master of Mechanics by creating crazy contraptions to free humans, keep the mechanics in motion and defeat those pesky foes. Test your skills. Creative-thinking is key to clearing the level.