Defender Ships for Xbox

Midway Games Inc., a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that Defender®, an all-new 3-D version of the popular 1980s arcade classic, has shipped for the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM and will ship on Thursday, Nov. 7th for the Game Boy® Advance. Defender is also currently available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

Defender offers players the ultimate in next-generation high-octane action with strategic elements that start where the original Defender left off. In this all-new version, players must battle an onslaught of vicious aliens as they assume the controls of next-generation combat-ready Defender ships to strategically pilot through more than 20 challenging missions spanning the solar system. Defender players execute dynamic tactical maneuvers such as barrel rolls, 360-degree loops and spinning reversals to evade the enemy.

"This all-new remake of the Defender classic will impress longtime Defender fans as well as next-generation videogamers," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway.

News source: Midway Games

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