Mad Catz reveal official Street Fighter IV accessories
- Posted January 8th, 2009 at 07:00 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 11 Comments
With the highly anticipated release of Street Fighter IV rapidly approaching, Mad Catz has revealed its line-up of official accessories, including the FightStick and the FightPad.
Mad Catz has been working closely with Capcom and Street Fighter IV to develop accessories aimed at enhancing the experience and making fighting as smooth and intuitive as possible.
Expected to ship in February in North America and Europe, the products include (from the press release):
Official Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick
Designed to offer authentic arcade style play, the Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick offers gamers precision control and quality engineering complete with stunning official artwork. Dual-speed Turbo functionality for each button complete with LED Indicators allows gamers to execute moves with lightning speed while the eight-button Street Fighter IV arcade configuration means that those familiar with the arcade will feel instantly at home. An integrated D-Pad switch allows gamers to alternate between D-Pad and Analog Sticks for maximum control flexibility, while the ergonomic slanted top panel ensures maximum comfort during sustained play. Start and Select/Back Buttons have been moved to the rear of the FightStick thus minimizing the risk of accidental interruption during play and specially created ‘Character Cards’ ship with the Arcade FightStick which insert into the top panel and display a selection of special moves.
Official Street Fighter IV FightPad
Ideal for gamers favoring a traditional console controller without wishing to compromise on features, the Street Fighter IV FightPad features an enlarged circular eight-way floating D-Pad and arcade style six-button configuration. An integrated D-Pad switch allows gamers to alternate between D-Pad and Analog Sticks and combined with official artwork featuring an assortment of famous Street Fighter characters, the Street Fighter IV FightPad is destined to be the controller of choice for discerning fans and those seeking a competitive advantage.
Official Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition
Designed for the serious Street Fighter enthusiast, nothing brings the arcade experience closer to home than the Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition. Overseen by Capcom and legendary producer Yoshinori Ono, the Tournament Edition features an unparalleled level of detail and uses arcade quality components. Sourced directly from arcade manufacturer Sanwa Denshi, the FightStick: Tournament Edition uses the same Japanese style ball-handled joystick and 30mm Action Buttons found in the official Street Fighter IV Vewlix arcade cabinet, marking the first time such components have been used for a commercial product outside of Japan.
With the D-Pad control switch, dual Turbo functionality for each button, and exact button layout matching the Vewlix Street Fighter IV arcade panel, the FightStick: Tournament Edition delivers an experience unlike any other arcade styled controller. Complete with detailed touches such as screw on rubber feet for solid surface play, unobtrusive placement of the Start and Select/Back Buttons along with a locking mechanism preventing accidental activation of Turbo settings for tournament play, the FightStick: Tournament Edition represents the best possible choice for the hardcore and dedicated Street Fighter fan.
They'll also be faceplates and console skinz available.
Street Fighter IV is due for release in February 2009.
- 2:24am EST - January 8th, 2009
Man, the Arcade FightStickis sick!! Specialy the red one, too bad this one is for xcrap.
- 2:38am EST - January 8th, 2009
pad looks good, similar to teh old saturn pad, that was great for alpha 3 etc. might have to invest in a arcade stick though, can't wait for this to come out!
- 3:01am EST - January 8th, 2009
Mad Catz?! Wtf? Most of their stuff is shoddy made junk that never works.
- 3:42am EST - January 8th, 2009
looks pretty cool but I never liked the street fighter controlers, they always looked fat and ugly to me
- 3:59am EST - January 8th, 2009
I think it's weird they chose Mad Catz. It's definitely not a company that comes to mind when I think quality.
- 4:38am EST - January 8th, 2009
The Fightstick looks bad. The dpad looks the same as the xbox, it doesnt seem to respond as it should do with games that require precise movements, cant imagine making an uppercut with ryu with this dpad or the 360 zangiefs move. And the fightpads well the joystick is too close to the bottoms for my taste XD so i will stick with the ps3 original control. And I agree with everyone MadCatz products are known to be crappy products
- 5:24am EST - January 8th, 2009
The art is incredible! But the Pad's D-pad is as$! Just like the 360's D-pad. I never understood why no one uses the Sony style of D-Pad which is the ultimate for any fighter.
- 7:40am EST - January 8th, 2009
Wow,am i the only one here who thinks that the SIXAXIS and DS3,are superior than this flimsy Fight Stick?Personnally,i HATE playing with these fightsticks,part of it becuz i suck at arcades.lol
- 9:02am EST - January 8th, 2009
Mad Catz? Are you serious? Might as well stick with my HORI stick... Thanks Capcom, you have, once again, saved me quite a bit of money due to stupidity.
- 10:33am EST - January 8th, 2009
this stuff looks cool but they are damn expensive i saw these like 3 weeks ago on game stop and the fight sticks are like 60 and 150 bucks so sorry but no way i am spending that kind of money unless i plan on entering a tourney that pays out money and there is no way i will be good enough to do that so while cool unnecessary for me
- 2:22pm EST - January 8th, 2009
who makes this?? mad sax?? lol
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