When it comes to fighting games, there are two schools of thought – one, where the joystick rules supreme, while others prefer the thumbing motion of a D-Pad. We are pleased to say that the Mad Catz WWE All Stars Arcade BrawlStick you see here caters to the former, delivering an authentic, arcade-style play thanks to Mad Catz’s precision control and quality engineering. Of course, what is the whole point of it being an officially licensed product if it cannot boast official artwork to grace the peripheral? You will be able to enjoy dual-speed Turbo functionality for each button, where LED indicators let you know whether that function is turned on or not even when the room’s lights have been dimmed. An eight-button arcade configuration will definitely bring back memories of your younger days spent at seedy looking arcades, feeding machines with quarters while you attempt to upgrade your skill level. The integrated D-Pad switch will enable gamers to alternate between D-Pad and Analog Sticks for maximum control flexibility, whereas the ergonomic slanted top panel delivers comfort during sustained play. Careful thought and consideration has also gone into the placement of the Start and Select/Back Buttons on the back of the BrawlStick in order to minimize the risk of accidental interruptions. At $79.99, this will certainly cost a premium, but think of the potential damage on your opponents you can unleash with this! Expect to see the Mad Catz WWE All Stars Arcade BrawlStick arrive this March 29th Stateside, while folks living across the pond will have to wait for a couple more days after that. [PDF Press Release]

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