MIDWAY OFFERS HAUNTING PROBE INTO
ACTION HORROR WITH THE SUFFERING
The Suffering Places Gamers Inside the Unsettling and
Seedy Underbelly of a Haunted Maximum-Security Penitentiary
LOS ANGELES – May 14, 2003 (E3 Booth # 800, South Hall) –
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher
and developer, announced today that The Suffering?, an all-new, action-packed
survival horror game, is scheduled to ship fall 2003 for the PlayStation2
computer entertainment system, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.
Midway captures the disturbing and terrifying nature of the horror genre
with The Suffering, a compelling third-person action/adventure game
set in the mature and gritty world of a maximum-security prison.
“The Suffering redefines terror with a chilling look into a penitentiary
invaded by executed prisoners grotesquely reincarnated as the methods
of execution that befell them,” said Helene Sheeler, vice president
of marketing, Midway.
Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features
dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled
exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering,
creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers,
the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways
possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of
uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions.
Jailed for a murder he may or may not have committed, Torque is next
in line for execution when apparitions besiege the prison and inadvertently
free him. Utilizing more than ten deadly weapons, Torque sets out to
uncover his past and unlock the deadly secrets of The Suffering. In
the game, players can transform Torque into his monstrous alter ego
and unleash the power of his primal fury while battling 12 horrific
creatures. Depending on how they play the game, players will arrive
at three distinct endings for a unique gaming experience.
Stan Winston, renowned creature designer, enhanced The Suffering's
horror-filled experience by creating the disturbing character artwork
featured in the game. For more than 30 years Stan Winston has created
characters, creatures and monsters for motion pictures and television.
The four-time Academy Award winner is responsible for creating many
of the most enduring creatures of the big screen, including the dinosaurs
of “Jurassic Park,” the extraterrestrial monstrosities of
“Aliens” and the fanciful character of “Edward Scissorhands.”
Nominated for an Academy Award for “A.I.,” Stan Winston
is currently working on the upcoming “T3” starring Arnold
The Suffering Key Features:
• Nine Terrifying Levels –Traverse indoor and outdoor terrain
with horror lurking in every dark corner.
• Frightening Character Morphs – Fill the rage meter and
transform Torque into a hideous and powerful creature.
• Deadly Weapons – More than 10 deadly weapons from the
shiv to the tommy gun to aid in the survival of this freakish nightmare.
• Horrific Monsters – A dozen monsters, each representing
the methods of execution that befell them.
• Gory Detail – Blood and gore, dripping, pooling and splattering
at every level of the fright-filled journey.
• Disturbing Choices – Interact with different hardened
criminals and determine their fate.
• Unique Endings – The game ends differently depending on
how it is played.
• Taboo Environments – Explore the deepest recesses of the
most wicked prison environment.