Unreal Tournament III 360 releases in Europe

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 4 July 2008 15:38 GMT

Midway’s dropped a friendly nudge that the Xbox 360 version of UTIII is now available in Europe.

The game features split-screen play over the PS3 version, five new maps and two new characters.

No user mods, though. Press release after the link.

MIDWAY AND EPIC GAMES ANNOUNCE THE AWARD-WINNING UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 FOR XBOX 360® IS NOW AVAILABLE
Xbox 360 Version of Highly Anticipated and Award-Winning Franchise has New Features, Exclusive Content and Never-Before-Seen Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Video
LONDON, UK – July 4, 2008 – Midway Games Ltd., a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, and world-renowned developer Epic Games, today announced Unreal Tournament 3, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, is now available in Europe, with several new features including split screen, five exclusive maps and two all-new characters, as well as all previously released downloadable content. Rated +18 by PEGI, Unreal Tournament 3 is available for a suggested retail price of £39.99 / €59.95 in Europe. Unreal Tournament 3, the award-winning first-person-shooter, has already shipped more than 1 million units for Windows PC and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Xbox 360 owners will get an exclusive video preview of Gears of War 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 4.7 million unit-selling blockbuster third-person action game, included on the Unreal Tournament 3 disc. The exclusive video content will include never-before-seen footage of the game’s multiplayer modes featuring new maps, new modes, new weapons and new gameplay elements. The video is narrated by Epic Games’ design director, Cliff Bleszinski, and Gears of War senior producer, Rod Fergusson.

“We are extremely excited to put the fast-paced, frenetic gameplay of Unreal Tournament 3 in the hands of Xbox 360 owners,” said Leonie Manshanden, European Marketing Director, Midway Games Ltd. “The exclusive maps, new characters, two-player split screen support and exclusive Gears of War 2 multiplayer video make Unreal Tournament 3 the must-have video game for Xbox 360 this summer.”

“Searing-hot first-person shooter action comes to Xbox 360 this summer with Unreal Tournament 3,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “With a bevy of new and exclusive content, Xbox 360 owners can now get their frag on by choosing to play online with friends over Xbox LIVE or against our amazing AI ‘bots.’”

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