Mad Catz announces MLG console controllers

These are the controllers that will make even the biggest n00b play like a Major League Gaming pro.  Maybe.

The new ‘MLG’ professional video game controllers are expected to ship before this Holiday season for the Xbox 360 and PS3.  Price and regions have not been announced yet.

Press Release:

Premium Range Designed for Highest Levels of Tournament Play

San Diego – August 22, 2011 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today a new range of licensed Major League Gaming (“MLG”) professional video game controllers for use with the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony®.  The new range of premium controllers will be unveiled for the first time at the MLG Pro Circuit at the Raleigh Convention Center taking place from August 26-28, and are expected to ship in time for Holiday 2011.

“Our new range of MLG products demonstrate our continued ability to produce highly specialized gaming products for passionate consumers.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.  “We are very excited to work with MLG, the world’s largest competitive gaming organization on a project which continues in the tradition of our highly successful range of Tournament Edition Arcade Fightsticks.”

The new range of licensed products include the Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Controller which allows gamers to customize key components of the controller, and the Major League Gaming Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition which utilizes genuine arcade grade Sanwa Denshi components.
Additional information is available at www.madcatz.com/mlg

About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton® (gaming audio), Saitek® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands.  Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties.  Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.  For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.

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