SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today a new range of Street Fighter V licensed fighting game controllers through its licensing agreement with Capcom®. Scheduled to coincide with the game's launch on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the all-new Street Fighter V range includes FightSticks, Tournament Edition FightSticks and FightPad controllers.
The company also announced they will begin taking pre-orders for this new range of controllers in conjunction with its public debut, Saturday, December 5th at the 'PlayStation® Experience' event in San Francisco, CA. The unveiling will also be broadcast via Capcom's official Live Stream on Twitch.tv at http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters.
With a focus on innovation and performance, the Street Fighter V controllers have been designed to appeal across the full spectrum of fighting gamers – from casual players to tournament-level competitive gamers. Developed in conjunction with the fighting game community and Mad Catz-sponsored Japanese pro gamers, the new range of controllers features entirely new designs, rethought and reengineered to provide a competitive edge when playing.
Products available as part of the Street Fighter V range include:
- Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+: The legendary Tournament Edition 2 FightStick returns powered up for a new generation! Featuring premium Sanwa Denshi™ components, exclusive artwork, dual PS3™ / PS4™ compatibility and all new touchpad controls complete with L3 and R3 button functionality.
- Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE-S+: A return to the classic FightStick form factor with an updated version of the original Tournament Edition FightStick chassis, the TE-S+ features updated controls and an exclusive 'Shadaloo' artwork design for those looking to stand out in the tournament.
- Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha: Introducing a new challenger! The FightStick Alpha features an all new compact, six-button design, ideal for easy transportation but robust enough for beginner and veteran alike. Ideal for those who want the feel of a real arcade stick and enjoy playing on their lap, the all new FightStick Alpha offers remarkable value for money.
- Street Fighter V FightPad PRO: An entirely new fighting game controller for the current console generation, the FightPad PRO offers unrivalled control, robust control options, comfort and precision for those favoring a gamepad style controller over a stick. Enhanced fighting style D-Pad, analog stick and touch controls work in sync with the classic arcade style six-button configuration to produce the ultimate controller for fighting games.
"Street Fighter V is one of the most anticipated games of 2016 and we're excited to announce the details behind Mad Catz next generation of fighting game controllers," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "We've worked closely alongside Capcom to ensure we're delivering innovative controllers that we believe will enable gamers of all skill levels to enjoy a superior gaming experience. Further, we expect these new products to assist us in growing our specialty controller sales throughout 2016 and beyond."
"We can't wait for players to get the full Street Fighter V experience with this new line of fighting game controllers," said Matt Dahlgren, Director of Brand Marketing for Capcom. "Mad Catz has been a great partner of ours over the years and they've gone above and beyond this time to deliver a line of products that perfectly complement the next generation of our legendary fighting franchise."
For more information or to pre-order, please visit: www.madcatz.com/StreetFighterV
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.madcatz.com
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.
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