Celebrate the 80s With New Rock Band(TM) 4 Tracks From Depeche Mode, INXS, and Naked Eyes

BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harmonix is excited to announce today that a selection of classic 80s tracks will be coming to the Rock Band™ 4 Music Store this Tuesday, October 27th for Xbox One and PlayStation®4, including music from Depeche Mode, INXS, and Naked Eyes.

Rock Band 4 players can celebrate the 80s with these classic tracks, starting with Depeche Mode’s “People Are People,” the group’s first breakout single in the United States, release in 1984. INXS’s 1985 Billboard Hot 100 hit “What You Need” will also be added to the Rock Band Music Store. Finally, Naked Eyes’ popular 1980s take on the catchy “Always Something There To Remind Me” rounds out this week’s Music Store releases.

Each track can be purchased individually for $1.99.

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) also announced today the start of pre-orders for the all-new Rock Band 4 USB Microphone, expected to ship in time for Holiday 2015.

Designed to enhance the award-winning Rock Band 4 gameplay that enables up to three vocalists to harmonize in-game, with the stage-grade Rock Band 4 USB Microphone players can jump into music and join the fun. Boasting a wide dynamic range and high Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), the Rock Band 4 USB Microphone provides a studio like experience for at-home singing sessions. Upgraded frequency response provides distortion-free vocals, ensuring that your voice is heard with utmost clarity, and the extended-length 15 foot USB cable provides plenty of room to rock around your living room!

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Called “the new benchmark for rhythm gaming” by GamesRadar+, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live full-band game experience like never before. Rock Band 4 builds on the core gameplay people love, with brand new features including game-changing Freestyle Guitar Solo gameplay that allows players to craft their own face-melting and truly original guitar solos.

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About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.

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

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