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Mad Catz® Announces the Killer Instinct™ Arcade FightStick™ Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One™

Licensed Tournament Edition FightStick Expected to Ship Holiday 2013

SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jul. 16, 2013 -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2, a premium quality fighting game controller expected to ship Holiday 2013.

Previously announced at E3 2013 and used on stage during the E3 Xbox Media Briefing to demonstrate the game, the new FightStick will now carry fully licensed Killer Instinct artwork and feature button mapping tuned specifically for the game.

“E3 greeted us with a positive reaction to our Tournament Edition 2 FightStick and we’re pleased that the controller will provide passionate fans of Killer Instinct with an even richer gaming experience,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “We earlier commented how the enhanced performance of the Xbox One opens up additional scope for innovation and believe that the Killer Instinct Tournament Edition 2 FightStick perfectly illustrates our commitment to the next generation of entertainment.”

Developed by Microsoft Studios and Double Helix Games©, Killer Instinct is the return of the legendary fighting game franchise coming exclusively to Xbox One this holiday.

Expected to be the first fighting game controller available for Xbox One, the Tournament Edition 2 Arcade FightStick features arcade-perfect controls and has been extensively designed with the community and professional gamer in mind. The new design philosophy will offer greater levels of customization and quality.

The Xbox One home entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to launch Holiday 2013.

Additional information available at: www.madcatz.com/pressroom/

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a leading global provider of innovative interactive entertainment and leisure products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; 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 and leisure products and maintains offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com.

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