SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today the start of pre-orders for a limited edition Tournament Edition 2 FightStick, the first product in the company’s Street Fighter® V branded fighting game controller range, through its licensing agreement with Capcom.
Compatible with PlayStation®3 and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, the Chun-Li themed stick has been designed as a precursor to the upcoming, all-new Street Fighter V themed range, expected to arrive in 2016.
A homage to the company’s much loved Street Fighter® IV Chun Li FightStick, the new limited edition controller features premium components supplied by legendary Japanese arcade experts Sanwa Denshi™. A solid metal base coated with durable foam padding provides weight and stability during tournament play, and easy hinged access to the FightStick’s internal components, allows for hassle free modification.
The Mad Catz FightStick range, including the new Chun-Li TE2 FightStick, is the official FightStick range of the Capcom® Pro Tour, the premier global series of competitive eSports fighting gaming tournaments held to sold-out crowds around the world and streamed live on Twitch.tv, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.
“Since announcing the new Street Fighter V range in March of this year, we have experienced an increasing groundswell of anticipation amongst the passionate gamers in the fighting game community. We’re excited to offer this limited edition controller as a taste of what’s to follow next year,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “The Mad Catz FightStick range is synonymous with quality and reliability, proven to give tournament gamers the edge they need for precision play. We expect the new FightStick range to offer a positive contribution to our growth throughout 2016 and beyond.”
For more information or to pre-order, please visit: http://store.madcatz.com/fightsticks/
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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CONTACT: Mad Catz Communications: Alex Verrey Global PR and Communications Director [email protected] or +44 (0) 1633 883 133 Karen McGinnis Chief Financial Officer [email protected] or +1 (858) 790-5008 Investor Relations: Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy JCIR [email protected] or +1 (212) 835-8500