With just a few days before the official start of E3 2008, Midway has released the full list of games it will have on display at the annual game-industry trade show.
Midway has a surprisingly good mix of games this year, from new franchises like Wheelman, starring Vin Diesel, to established brands like Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
DailyGame will be at E3 next week and have full reports on the best and brightest games, so take a peek at the games Midway will be showing during our appointment:
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (PS3 and Xbox 360; Fall 2008): For the first time ever, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the Mortal Kombat warriors will do 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 (PS3, Xbox 360 and PC; Fall 2008): Combining Hollywood-style stunts with a gripping storyline, Wheelman stars Vin Diesel 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! (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 2; September 2008): TNA iMPACT! is based on the weekly wrestling show “TNA Impact!” Players 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 wrestlers such as Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, Rhino, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Sting, Christian Cage and Abyss.
Blitz the League II (PS3 and Xbox 360; Fall 2008): BLITZ: THE LEAGUE II will include an all-new story mode penned by Peter Egan (ESPN’s Playmakers) while introducing gameplay updates such as Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer, expanded rosters and the return of Late Hits.
This is Vegas (PS3 and 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.
Game Party 2 (Wii, November 2008): Game Party 2 includes 11 games such as Bean Bag Toss, Horseshoes, Lawn Darts and Puck Bowling. Each game — including classics like Skill Ball, Darts and Hoop Shoot — will include a four-player mode, customizable characters and tournament play.
Mechanic Master (Nintendo DS, September 2008): With more than 100 levels, Mechanic Master has players use the stylus as a weapon to rid the Earth of alien invaders. Players must create crazy contraptions to free the humans, keep the mechanics in motion and defeat the aliens in the process.