New Generation of FightSticks™ and FightPads™ Expected to Launch Alongside the Highly Anticipated Fighting Game
SAN DIEGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 11, 2015 — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Capcom to create a range of next-generation Street Fighter™ V fighting game controllers for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system.
Expected to be available in time for the launch of the game, Mad Catz intends to launch an all new range of FightSticks, Tournament Edition FightSticks and FightPad controllers.
In addition to the new range of controllers, Mad Catz will feature as a ‘Premier Sponsor’ of the Capcom Pro Tour, a global series of competitive eSports gaming tournaments which will feature the latest flagship title of the legendary Street Fighter™ series. As part of a three year sponsorship agreement, Mad Catz will be the exclusive controller sponsor for the Capcom Pro Tour and will feature prominently at all Capcom Pro Tour events which will be available to view on Twitch, the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers.
“Street Fighter is the most renowned fighting game franchise in gaming and we’re excited to be part of Street Fighter V, the first title in the series to launch on PlayStation 4,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “More passionate gamers choose our range of fighting game controllers over any other as they demand quality and precision to help provide a winning edge. We’re confident that our new range will continue to establish Mad Catz as category leaders and prove highly popular to established fighting game players and those new to the series.”
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/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 the company web site, www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com
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