MadCatz announced today that they're producing another line of fighting themed controllers and arcade sticks in conjunction with the release of Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken fighting game.
These aren't the same fightpads and fightsticks we've seen from MadCatz before with just a fresh coat of paint either. The fightpad design has been cut down in size by 15%, and the new V.S. fightstick can be combined with a second stick to provide a more realistic arcade feel. It'll be interesting to see how that dual stick combo comes together, as it also involves a separate connector kit.
Full information is available in the press release found below:
Mad Catz® Announce New Range of Street Fighter® X Tekken® Fighting Game Controllers
New FightStick V.S. is First to Allow for Single or Dual Play Tournament Configuration
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today a new range of Street Fighter® X Tekken® fighting game controllers, due for release to coincide with the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken videogame from Capcom® expected to launch on March 6, 2012 on consoles.
Due for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the new range of fighting game controllers includes the Street Fighter X Tekken FightPad SD, the Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick PRO and the flagship Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick V.S.
"We are excited to support the Street Fighter® and Tekken® franchises with our new range of fighting game controllers,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “Our new V.S. FightStick and FightPad demonstrate our ability to continue innovating in this category and we believe that the fighting game community will react enthusiastically to our new product designs.”
The Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick V.S. features genuine Sanwa Denshi™ arcade components. The unique chassis allows gamers to join two sticks together via the Arcade FightStick V.S. Connector Kit (sold separately) for a highly realistic arcade presentation.
The Street Fighter X Tekken FightPad SD features a 15% smaller chassis than previous FightPad designs, inspired by the gaming preferences of legendary Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono.