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Mad Catz announces more Street Fighter IV FightSticks and FightPads

Tuesday, 22nd September 2009 18:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Mad Catz has announced a second round of Street Fighter IV FightSticks and FightPads for this fall.

The new Tournament Edition Arcade FightSticks feature new artwork with character-specific FightPads featuring: M. Bison, Guile, Zangief, C. Viper, Cammy, and Sagat.

Made for both PS3 and Xbox 360, each are rather cool looking and can be seen over on Capcom Unity.

The full press release is below.

San Diego, September 22 2009

Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced a range of licensed Street Fighter™ IV ‘Round 2’ accessories for the Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION® 3 systems.

The original Mad Catz Street Fighter™ IV range was released to critical acclaim alongside the launch of the smash-hit title in February 2009. The ‘Round 2’ range of products continues the evolution of this much loved accessory range and has been produced in close collaboration with Capcom®.

With all new designs featuring official character-based artwork taken directly from the game and collectible packaging designed with the Street Fighter IV® coinsure in mind, the new ‘Round 2’ products will be sure to prove popular with fans of the game and the genre alike.

Products expected to ship in the ‘Round 2’ range are as follows:

Official Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition – Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3

Nothing brings the arcade experience closer to home than the Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition. Featuring the same authentic Vewlix™ arcade configuration, robust build and genuine Sanwa Denshi™ Japanese style ball-handled joystick and 30mm Action Buttons embraced by gamers worldwide in the original range, the ‘Round 2’ Arcade Fightstick Tournament Edition houses these premium components in a sleek, piano-black housing, featuring all new monochrome artwork taken directly from the game. The collectible packaging reflects the understated appearance of the Stick with approved artwork provided by Capcom and certain to be appreciated by fans of the franchise.

MSRP: $149.99

Official Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ FightPad – Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3

Ideal for gamers favoring a traditional console controller without wishing to compromise on features, the Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ FightPad now comes in a choice of six stunning character-based designs, allowing gamers to select their fighter of choice when playing. With official artwork taken directly from the game, players can select the following fan-favorite character designs: M. Bison, Guile, Zangief, C. Viper, Cammy, Sagat. With the same enlarged circular eight-way floating D-Pad and arcade style six-button configuration, the only question Street Fighter IV controller fans will now have is which design to buy first?

MSRP: $39.99

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, “Our Street Fighter IV range of products continues to prove hugely successful with retail and consumer alike. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Capcom to grow this range throughout 2009 and beyond” “Capcom is pleased to continue working alongside Mad Catz to deliver a second wave of high quality FightSticks and FightPads to the Street Fighter community,” said Christian Svensson, vice president business development & strategic planning at Capcom Entertainment, Inc. “Our fan base has responded enthusiastically to the first range of Street Fighter IV controllers and we are dedicated to continue surprising our loyal audience with products which do justice to this highly acclaimed title.”

The Mad Catz range of licensed Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ accessories is expected to be available across North America and key European territories beginning in the fall of 2009.

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  1. freedoms_stain

    They could do with better D-pads on the fightpad tbh.

    And move or change that shitty button on the back.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Neolucifer

    I’ve never touched one of those , but isnt that basically the saturn pad ? Namely one of the best possible for fighting games , asides from neo geo ones ?

    If so and true , and still not good enough , might be time to upgrade to Arcade Sticks .

    Again i dunno , i didnt go back to pads for fighting games

    #2 5 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    It’s based on the saturn pad Neolucifer, but it isn’t close enough.

    The d-pad is similar, but unlike the saturn pad, raised up and loose which makes it less precise.

    I posted a fairly long rant about the pad on my personal blog http://one-scots-thoughts.blogspot.com/2009/09/street-fighter-iv-plus-mad-catz-sfiv.html

    bottom line, better than the standard 360 pad for this genre, but could have been better.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Neolucifer

    I see , a shame then .
    However , i remember that until the street fighter IV peripherals , Madcatz was a pretty average and mediocre accessories manufacturer .

    Hence a few issues at first with standard edition sticks , the initial wariness from the SF communities , that melted when we learned the TE stick was actually great .

    I’m personally a hori stick fan (with full sanwa or seimitsu pieces of course) , and can only recommend anyone that can afford it to upgrade to a madcatz TE or a Hori real arcade pro 3 with sanwa pieces (the HRAP 3 SA and SE got the proper SA or SE pieces) .

    I’d however advise against buying those tekken 6 or blazblue stick from the packs . They are always with inferior hori stick and buttons and hard to mod as they usually are soldered . But if you cant really choose otherwise , it’s still better than any pad .

    #4 5 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    I thought long and hard on the stick issue, but I couldn’t justify the spend tbh.

    And I totally know what you mean about Mad Catz, my enduring impression of them prior to recently was producers of the type of shit that was perpetually smeared in discount stickers in HMV and clogging up the bargain bins in (as they were then) Virgin.

    I was totally unsurprised when I heard they’re part of the same company as Saitek, whose gear is often more on the shit side than good (Had a Cyborg mouse – that was shit).

    #5 5 years ago