Midway outlines its release schedule

Find out when, and on which platforms, games such as Mortal Kombat 5, Shadow Hearts, Defender, and Legion will be released.

As part of its quarterly earnings report, Midway has outlined its lineup of products through the end of the 2002 holiday season. Essentially, the company will evenly support all three major platforms--PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube--with crossplatform games such as NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz, Gravity Games BMX, Mortal Kombat 5, Red Card Soccer, Defender, Freaky Fliers, Spy Hunter, and the tentative titled NBA Basketball. The company will also release Dr. Muto, a quirky new platformer, for the PS2 and the GameCube, and Legion: Legend of Excalibur for the PS2 and the Xbox. Shadow Hearts and Fireblade are listed only for the PlayStation 2. The company's entire release schedule, including specific release dates, is listed below.

PlayStation 2

12/31/01 -- NFL Blitz 2002, Shadow Hearts
03/31/02 -- MLB Slugfest
06/30/02 -- Gravity Games BMX, Red Card Soccer, Fireblade, Legion: Legend of Excalibur
9/30/02 -- Mortal Kombat 5, NFL Blitz 2003, NHL Hitz 2003
12/31/02 -- NBA Basketball, Defender, Freaky Fliers, Dr. Muto

GameCube

12/31/01 -- NHL Hitz 2002
03/31/02 -- NFL Blitz 2002, Spy Hunter
06/30/02 -- Gravity Games BMX, Red Card Soccer, MLB Slugfest, Gauntlet Dark Legacy
09/30/02 -- Mortal Kombat 5, NFL Blitz 2003, NHL Hitz 2003
12/31/02 -- NBA Basketball, Defender, Freaky Fliers, Dr. Muto

Xbox

12/31/01 -- NHL Hitz 2002, Arctic Thunder
03/31/02 -- NFL Blitz 2002, Spy Hunter
06/30/02 -- Gravity Games BMX, Red Card Soccer, MLB Slugfest
09/30/02 -- Mortal Kombat 5, NFL Blitz 2003, NHL Hitz 2003, Legion: Legend of Excalibur
12/31/02 -- NBA Basketball, Defender, Freaky Flier

Game Boy Advance

12/31/01 -- Cruis'n Velocity, Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits, Rampage Puzzle Attack
03/31/02 -- Ultimate Mortal Kombat (could be released earlier, perhaps in December 2001)
09/30/02 -- Mortal Kombat 5, NFL Blitz 2003

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