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Mad Catz® Ships Street Fighter® V Licensed Fighting Game Controllers

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today that it has begun shipping its new range of Street Fighter® V licensed fighting game controllers to retail. Available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system as part of the Company’s licensing agreement with Capcom®, this next-generation controller range hits retail to coincide with the global launch of the highly anticipated Street Fighter V.

Combining innovative features, precision quality components and user customization options, the new Street Fighter V range of FightSticks and FightPads are designed to provide gamers of all levels – from casual players to tournament professionals – the competitive edge they need to dominate every round.

Products now shipping 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! Now, the most customizable FightStick ever, 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 award-winning Tournament Edition FightStick chassis, the TE-S+ features new touchpad 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 beginners and veterans alike. Ideal for those who want the feel of a full-size arcade stick and the freedom to play anywhere, the all new FightStick Alpha offers a remarkable value.
  • Street Fighter V FightPad PRO: An entirely new fighting game controller for the current console generation, the FightPad PRO offers unrivaled 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.

“With amazing graphics and accessible battle mechanics, Street Fighter V is primed to be one of this year’s biggest game launches and we’re thrilled to make available our next generation of fighting game controllers alongside this highly anticipated title. We’ve worked closely with Capcom and leaders in the fighting game community to deliver an unrivaled range of products that are truly designed to make gamers of all skill levels better fighters,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We expect the new Street Fighter V product range to contribute to strong sales in our specialty controller category throughout 2016 and beyond.”

"As a new era of fighting games begins on February 16, our partners at Mad Catz have gone above and beyond to deliver the next generation of Street Fighter V controllers to our passionate fans who have waited so long for this moment,” said Matt Dahlgren, Director of Brand Marketing for Capcom. "Their stunning new range of Street Fighter V controllers provides the perfect complement to our game and we couldn’t be more impressed with their industry-leading new product line and their long standing dedication to the fighting game community."

For more information or to purchase Street Fighter V FightSticks and FightPads, 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

About Capcom
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 groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Capcom, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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