Midway unlocks third Treasures compilation

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 will hold eight arcade racing games, including Race Drivin', San Francisco Rush 2049, and Super Off Road.

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Midway today announced that Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is headed to the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. All three versions are scheduled for a fall 2005 release and will retail for $19.99.

The compilation is being developed internally and will feature eight racing classics from Midway's coin-op days. The collection will allow gamers to post high scores via Xbox Live.

"Midway Arcade Treasures 3 provides the same, classic feel as the previous two Midway Arcade Treasures installments while bringing back several of the most popular racing games in the industry's history to today's next-generation consoles," said Steve Allison, Midway's chief marketing officer.

The games included in the collection are as follows:

• Badlands
• Hydro Thunder
• Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat 'N Gears
• Race Drivin'
• San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Edition
• San Francisco Rush 2049
• S.T.U.N. Runner
• Super Off Road & Bonus Tracks Pack

This is the third compilation in the Midway Arcade Treasures series that has revived retro and classic games from Midway's early years. The internally developed Midway Arcade Treasures was released in November 2003 and featured Joust, Paperboy, Spy Hunter, Defender, Gauntlet, and others. Midway Arcade Treasures 2 was developed by Backbone and featured Arch Rivals, Gauntlet 2, Rampage World Tour, and more when it was released in October of 2004.

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