Midway Announces Touchmaster for Nintendo DS and Hot Brain for PSP
Midway Games today announced the development of two titles for handheld video game systems designed with the casual gamer in mind. Touchmaster for Nintendo DS, featuring a wide variety of mini-games popularized in Midway’s Touchmaster counter-top touch-screen arcade game systems, is scheduled to be released in June. Later this summer, Midway expects to release Hot Brain, a compilation of brain-teasers, puzzles and challenges, exclusively for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.
“With both Touchmaster DS for Nintendo DS and Hot Brain for PSP, we’re able to tap into our experience with the casual market to create games that work perfectly with the unique controls and features of each portable system,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “Both titles will be able to provide quick three-minute gameplay experiences or extended play-session with puzzles, card games, brain teasers, trivia and more.” Touchmaster DS will feature 23 of Midway’s classic Touchmaster games, popularized in bars and arcades across the country. A wide variety of card games, puzzles and skill-based challenges, such as Solitaire, Mah Jongg, Hot Hoops and Trivia, are translated perfectly to make use of the touchscreen and stylus controls of the Nintendo DS.