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Mad Catz® Ships Street Fighter® V licensed Fighting Game Controllers

Next Generation FightSticks TM and FightPads TM Rise Up For Highly Anticipated Global Game Launch – February 16, 2016!

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.  announced today that is has begun shipping its new range of Street Fighter® V licensed fighting game controllers to retail. Available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system as part of the Company’s licensing agreement with Capcom®, this next-generation controller range hits retail to coincide with the global launch of the highly anticipated Street Fighter V.
Combining innovative features, precision quality components and user customization options, the new Street Fighter V range of FightSticks and FightPads are designed to provide gamers of all levels – from casual players to tournament professionals – the competitive edge they need to dominate every round.
Products now shipping as part of the Street Fighter V range include:

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  • Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+: The legendary Tournament Edition 2 FightStick returns powered up for a new generation! Now, the most customizable FightStick ever, featuring premium Sanwa Denshi components, exclusive artwork, dual PS3 / PS4 compatibility and all new touchpad controls complete with L3 and R3 button functionality.
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  • Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE-S+: A return to the classic FightStick form factor with an updated version of the award-winning Tournament Edition FightStick chassis, the TE-S+ features new touchpad controls and an exclusive ‘Shadaloo’ artwork design for those looking to stand out in the tournament.
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  • Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Alpha: Introducing a new challenger! The FightStick Alpha features an all new compact, six-button design, ideal for easy transportation but robust enough for beginners and veterans alike. Ideal for those who want the feel of a full-size arcade stick and the freedom to play anywhere, the all new FightStick Alpha offers a remarkable value.
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  • Street Fighter V FightPad PRO: An entirely new fighting game controller for the current console generation, the FightPad PRO offers unrivalled control, robust control options, comfort and precision for those favoring a gamepad style controller over a stick. Enhanced fighting style D-pad, analog stick and touch controls work in sync with the classic arcade style six-button configuration to produce the ultimate controller for fighting games.

“With amazing graphics and accessible battle mechanics, Street Fighter V is primed to be one of this year’s biggest game launches and we’re thrilled to make available our next generation of fighting game controllers alongside this highly anticipated title. We’ve worked closely with Capcom and leaders in the fighting game community to deliver an unrivalled range of products that are truly designed to make gamers of all skill levels better fighters,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We expect the new Street Fighter V product range to contribute to strong sales in our specialty controller category throughout 2016 and beyond.”
“As a new era of fighting games begins on February 16, our partners at Mad Catz have gone above and beyond to deliver the next generation of Street Fighter V controllers to our passionate fans who have waited so long for this moment,” said Matt Dahlgren, Director of Brand Marketing for Capcom. “Their stunning new range of Street Fighter V controllers provides the perfect complement to our game and we couldn’t be more impressed with their industry-leading new product line and their long standing dedication to the fighting game community.”

For more information or to purchase Street Fighter V FightSticks and FightPads , please visit: www.madcatz.com/StreetFighterV

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NEW DLC ARRIVES TODAY FOR ROCK BAND 4

HARMONIX CONTINUES TO RELEASE GREAT NEW ROCK BAND 4 CONTENT EVERY MONTH

The new free game update for Rock Band™ 4 hits today as Harmonix also announces the details of the February downloadable content (DLC) that will be available for purchase.  Looking ahead, Harmonix has created an exciting schedule of new artists, new tracks, and new features, as well as ongoing fixes that will be released regularly so that Rock Band 4 remains the best possible experience for fans.  As always, Harmonix remains committed to listening to the Rock Band community to identify the most sought-after updates.

The heart and soul of Rock Band 4 is its phenomenal artist lineup and great tracks, and that Hall of Fame rotation just got bigger. Tomorrow’s new DLC will be available for £1.69 per track.

Available on Xbox One and PlayStation ® 4 on February 2, 2016:

  •         Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky”
  •         Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”
  •         Outkast – “Hey Ya!”

More playable songs are scheduled to be available for purchase as DLC throughout the month. The list of artists is below, with specific tracks to be announced soon!  New artists on tap for February include:

  •          Bruno Mars
  •          Five Finger Death Punch
  •          Generation X
  •          J. Geils Band
  •          Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  •          masaya matsuura
  •          Motörhead
  •          Orleans
  •          Royal Blood
  •          Zac Brown Band

Additionally, Harmonix is constantly listening to its fans and responding with new updates to make Rock Band 4 the ultimate experience.  February’s free update includes:

  •          Scores earned via Play a Show mode now post to the leaderboards;
  •          New Rock Shop items include Raz’s helmet from Double Fine’s Psychonauts as well as a Whispering Rock t-shirt;
  •          Puts the end to several scoring exploits, including the Band Overdrive issue;
  •          Several fixes that improve scoring issues with the Freestyle Guitar Solo system;
  •         Audio mix adjustments which result in a more “full” and “live” mix, as well as several minor bug updates.

Finally, Harmonix continues to address known leaderboard anomalies and exploits and has reset the leaderboard so that everyone starts rocking on a level new playing field.

Rock Band 4 is currently available for play on Xbox One, (which requires a legacy adapter to use legacy instruments) and has a suggested retail price of £69.99 including the legacy adapter. The PlayStation®4 version has a suggested retail price of £49.99.