If you prefer mashing on arcade style buttons as opposed to a gamepad controller, MadCatz has yet another offering for you in the form of the FightStick Tournament Edition for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. This time it looks like MadCatz will be adopting the Soul Calibur V theme for this version of the FightStick Tournament Edition, which will look great when you hook it up to your console in anticipation of the upcoming Soul Calibur V game.
No word on pricing for the Soul Calibur V themed FightStick Soul Edition, but it is expected to see a release in January of 2012, and should be released alongside the game itself. For more information you can check out the press release below.
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Mad Catz® Enters into Agreement with Namco Bandai Games Inc® to Create SOULCALIBUR™ V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition
SOULCALIBUR™ V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition Is Expected to Launch Worldwide January 2012
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Namco Bandai Games Inc, to produce the SOULCALIBUR™ V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition, a Tournament Edition fighting game controller for use with the upcoming SOULCALIBUR V videogame. The agreement gives Mad Catz worldwide rights to ship products for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony®.
“The FightStick product category continues to perform well for us globally and the addition of the popular SOULCALIBUR franchise leverages both our brand and market leadership.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “Leveraging licenses on a global basis is part of our long term growth strategy to build our worldwide business.”