Range to Include Combat Controllers, Throat Communicator, Elite
Keyboard and Sniper Mouse
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2009--
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading worldwide
third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today
announced a full range of licensed Modern
Warfare® 2 accessories for Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION® 3 and PC,
which are expected to ship across North America and key European
territories with the release of one of the year’s most anticipated games
in November 2009.
Developed by Infinity Ward and set for worldwide release by Activision
Publishing, Inc. on November 10, 2009, Modern Warfare 2 is
the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game in history, Call
of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®. The title is rated
“M” (Mature) for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language.
The products expected to ship as part of the range include:
Modern Warfare™ 2 Combat Controller – Xbox 360
Complete with a host of features designed to customize the in-game
experience, the Modern Warfare 2 Combat Controller has
Rubber Grips and a soft-touch finish for extended gaming sessions.
Featuring two unique buttons located on the rear of the Controller,
players can re-map Action Button or Thumbstick commands empowering
players to shift melee or sprint to the rear buttons in order to
maintain full motion control on the analog sticks. Immersive Analog
ThumbStick Backlighting enhances the in-game atmosphere while Dual
Vibration Feedback allows the user to experience every shot and
explosion. Lastly, the fully braided connection cable provides a robust
and latency free connection with the console.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Throat Communicator – Xbox 360
Inspired from military designs, the Modern Warfare 2
Throat Communicator allows gamers to comfortably communicate with
teammates and other Xbox LIVE® players. Fashioned in authentic graphics,
the unique microphone design reduces background noise and allows gamers
to clearly communicate with each other, bringing them closer to the
field ops experience. The Throat Communicator is fully compatible with
the official Microsoft® controller as well as the Mad Catz Modern
Warfare 2 Combat Controller.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Faceplate and Console Skinz – Xbox 360
Featuring custom Modern Warfare 2 artwork, both the highly
collectible Controller Faceplate and Console Skinz allow gamers to
customize their Xbox 360. Depicting official in-game art, the Console
Faceplate attaches simply and safely, transforming your console in
seconds and the removable Console Skinz wrap around the sides of the
Xbox 360, providing a fully immersive themed landscape.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Wireless Combat Controller – PS3™
Modern Warfare 2 Wireless Combat Controller for
PLAYSTATION 3 utilizes a secure 2.4 GHz wireless link to connect with
the console for accurate wire-free action. Featuring two unique buttons
located on the rear of the Controller, players can re-map Action Button
or Thumbstick commands empowering players to shift melee or sprint to
the rear buttons in order to maintain full motion control on the analog
sticks. The Controller features Immersive Analog ThumbStick Backlighting
and an internal Rechargeable Battery that allows for charging directly
from the console’s USB port and provides up to 60 hours of game play
from a single charge.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth® Technology – PS3
Sophisticated, discrete and fashioned with Modern Warfare 2
graphics, the Headset for PLAYSTATION 3 allows for wire-free
communication with teammates and PlayStation Network™ (PSN™) users.
Featuring a high-quality, noise-reducing microphone, ideal for frantic
game play, the Headset utilizes Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology, and
operates at a range of up to 30 feet from the console.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Controller Faceplates – Xbox 360 & PLAYSTATION 3
Depicting official artwork from Modern Warfare 2, the
highly collectible Controller Faceplate allows gamers to customize their
official Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 controllers in style. Highly durable
and featuring a high-gloss finish, the safe and removable Controller
Faceplate attaches in seconds to the official controller and features
authentic artwork to support the game (Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3
Controller Faceplate sold separately).
Modern Warfare™ 2 Combat GamePad – PC
For those who enjoy gaming on their PC but prefer the feel of a gamepad
over a keyboard and mouse, the Modern Warfare 2 Combat
GamePad provides a comfortable and highly ergonomic method of play.
Featuring full analog control, the Combat GamePad is fashioned in
authentic Modern Warfare 2 artwork and comes complete with
a complement of four Action Buttons and four Trigger Buttons as well as
a stable eight-way D-Pad delivering precision and accuracy where fast
response is crucial to survival. Pre-programmed for Modern Warfare
2, the Combat GamePad ships with software that allows gamers to
reprogram the four Action Buttons to suit their personal preferences or
for use with other software titles. The Combat GamePad is compatible
with Windows™ 7, Vista™ and XP™.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Sniper Mouse – PC
Fine-tuned for razor-sharp assault, the Modern Warfare 2
Sniper Mouse allows for precision in-game control. Instantly adjustable
DPI (‘Dot Per Inch’) allows gamers to adjust the speed of the mouse
cursor at any time, ideal for a multitude of missions and varying styles
of play. A built-in weight cartridge allows gamers to add or subtract
weights from the Mouse tailoring the feel for personal preference.
Fashioned in fully authentic graphics, the Sniper Mouse is certain to be
the weapon of choice for PC enthusiasts. Pre-programmed for Modern
Warfare 2, the Mouse ships with software that allows gamers to
reprogram the Mouse Buttons to suit their personal preference or for use
with other software titles. The Sniper Mouse is compatible with Windows
7, Vista and XP.
Modern Warfare™ 2 Combat Keyboard – PC
The Modern Warfare 2 Combat Keyboard features
‘Anti-Ghosting’ in key action areas and a Windows Key Lock to prevent
accidental disruption to game play. Easily accessible Media Keys provide
instant access to volume control, play/pause and other essential
media-related functions and a weighted base with strategically placed
large rubber feet that prevent the keyboard from slipping off the desk.
The Combat Keyboard ships with software that allows gamers to reprogram
Function Buttons to suit their personal preference or for use with other
software titles. The Combat Keyboard is compatible with Windows 7, Vista
Modern Warfare™ 2 Elite Keyboard – PC
Built on the successful ‘Cyborg™’ Keyboard platform, the Modern
Warfare 2 Elite Keyboard is ideal for those who take their
gaming seriously and will prove to be an essential ally in the field.
Multi-Color backlighting, including adjustable brightness and ‘Tru-Vu™’
illumination, provides gamers with the ability to set ambient lighting,
ranging from red through to amber and green. Touch-Sensitive Back-Lit
Dashboard controls provide access to keyboard lighting and media
functions. Further aiding in the custom nature of the keyboard, the
WASD, cursor, Combat and NumPad keys can all be lit independently from
the rest of the keyboard, allowing players to highlight keys commonly
used in-game. One-touch ‘Cyborg’ mode instantly disables the Windows™
keys and adjusts the keyboard illumination to desired settings for
simple set-up and no fewer than twelve Combat keys. With USB, head
phone, and microphone pass-through ports directly on the keyboard and
gold-plated connectors on the cables to the PC, gamers can quickly
connect their peripherals and audio gear without accessing their PC. The
Elite Keyboard ships with Saitek SST software and Modern Warfare 2
keyboard Profile. The software allows gamers to reprogram Function and
Combat Keys to suit their personal preference or for use with other
games. The Elite Keyboard is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz
commented, “This new range marks our first full line of licensed PC
products launching alongside the console accessories. The Saitek and
Cyborg names are brands respected by PC gamers worldwide and we believe
that consumers will respond enthusiastically to these high quality
licensed products. Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most
anticipated software titles this year and we are excited to support it
with a comprehensive range which is certain to enhance the gaming
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the
interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets
accessories for videogame systems and publishes videogame software,
including the industry-leading GameShark videogame enhancements, under
its Mad Catz, GameShark and Joytech brands. Mad Catz also designs and
markets mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers and other PC
peripherals through its Saitek brand, and designs, manufactures and
markets proprietary portable earphones under its AirDrives brand. Mad
Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers
offering interactive entertainment products and has offices across
Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com,
as well as www.gameshark.com,
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