'Midway Arcade Origins' puts classic coin-ops on Xbox and PS3


Warner Bros. Interactive is bundling its archive of Midway arcade games once again, for sale on PS3 and Xbox 360. Midway Arcade Origins is a collection of "more than 30 classic, genre-defining Midway titles from the golden age of arcades," including Gauntlet, Joust, Spy Hunter, Marble Madness, Defender, and Rampage. There's no online multiplayer, but there are new Achievements, Trophies, and leaderboards.

The Backbone-developed collection will be available this November for $30. That's less than $1 a game! Or, as far as we're concerned, it's $30 for Marble Madness's music, with a bunch of free games included.
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WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES

MIDWAY ARCADE ORIGINS

Collection of More than 30 Classic Titles
Brings the Ultimate Arcade Experience to Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 System

Players Can Re-Master Midway Favorites with new
Local Multiplayer, Achievements, and Leaderboard Support
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BURBANK, Calif. – September 19, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces

Midway Arcade Origins, a compilation of more than 30 classic, genre-defining Midway titles

from the golden age of arcades. Available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment

system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 system this holiday season, the collection offers arcade

favorites, including Gauntlet, Rampage, Joust, Spy Hunter, Defender, Marble Madness and

New players can experience these industry-defining classics, while longtime fans of classic

arcade games can re-master their favorite titles with new PlayStation®Network Trophies and

Xbox 360 Achievements support. Players will also be able to enjoy many games with up to three

of their friends in local, co-op multiplayer and post their high scores online.

Midway Arcade Origins, being developed by Backbone Entertainment, combines more than 30

golden age arcade classics on one disc for $29.99.

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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier
worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across
all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party
game titles.

About Backbone Entertainment
Formed in 1992, Backbone Entertainment is a developer of award-winning, high-quality games for all gaming
platforms. In its 20 year tenure, the studio has been trusted with the game industry's signature franchises, shipping
more than 100 titles in the retail and digital marketplace. Backbone Entertainment is a division of Foundation 9
Entertainment, one of the largest independent game developers in North America. For more information, please visit
www.backboneentertainment.com.

Contact:
Mark Margolis
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
818-977-1787
mark.margolis@warnerbros.com

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