The manufacturer also unveiled new Wii controllers: the $35 Reactor and $30 Reactor Plus are new takes on the Wiimote, with the Reactor Plus including MotionPlus built-in. Both will also be available in "Micro" versions for the same price. a "Reflex" Nunchuk-alike will also be available.
New range of Licensed Accessories Set to be Available alongside Launch of Nintendo 3DS™ Video Game System
San Diego, January 06. 2011
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz" or "the Company") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced a new range of Licensed accessories for use with the Nintendo 3DS™ video game system being released under the Company's Mad Catz casual gaming brand.
Expected to arrive in time for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, the range has been designed to offer gamers high quality, licensed products, ideal for purchase alongside their brand new Nintendo 3DS video game system.
Licensed accessories expected to ship as part of the new range are:
· Nintendo 3DS Traveller Bag
Fashionable yet durable, the Traveller Bag proves an ideal travel companion, providing storage for gamers' Nintendo 3DS, up to 21 game cards and 2 styli, alongside spare storage compartments for accessories such as AC adapters and headphones. Fashioned in a contemporary design with protective inner lining, the case offers safe and stylish transport for gamers' console and accessories.
· Nintendo 3DS Microsuede SlipCase
Discrete and refined, the officially licensed Microsuede SlipCase offers a fashionable solution for transporting gamers' Nintendo 3DS and up to three game cards. Featuring a sleek design and protective inner lining, the plush, tactile Microsuede SlipCase ensures gamers' console and games travel safely and in style.
ddd · Nintendo 3DS Extendable Stylus 3-Pak
Mad Catz' officially licensed Extendable Stylus 3-Pak for the Nintendo 3DS provides a trio of high-quality styli. Designed for comfort and available in multiple colors, the Extendable Styli provide an ideal replacement for the standard stylus provided with the Nintendo 3DS.
· Nintendo 3DS Stylus & Screen Protector Pak
Mad Catz' officially licensed Stylus & Screen Protector Pak for the Nintendo 3DS provides gamers' with a trio of high-quality Extendable Styli, ideal for handheld gaming needs. Designed for comfort and provided in colors which match the console, the Extendable Styli are complimented by two sets of Screen Protectors, designed to protect the Nintendo 3DS from dirt and scratches.
· Nintendo 3DS Screen Protector Pak
Mad Catz' officially licensed Screen Protector Pak has been designed to help shield the screens of the Nintendo 3DS from dirt, scratches and accidental damage. Consisting of 2 sets of high-quality Screen Protectors, each set is easy to apply and remove, leaving zero residue and no distortion of the 3D effect or screen quality. Complete with bonus Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, "The Nintendo 3DS promises to introduce gamers to a new era of entertainment. Mad Catz is delighted to be complimenting the launch of this exciting new handheld with a range of high quality, licensed accessories which we believe enhance the gaming experience and will prove invaluable to gamers everywhere."
Nintendo® Wii™ Compatible Video Game Controllers
REACTOR Plus™ and REFLEX™ Controllers Bring Innovation, Choice and Enhanced Feature Set to Wii Gamers
San Diego, January 06. 2011
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz" or "the Company") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced a new range of controllers for use with the Nintendo Wii video game system, being released under the Company's Mad Catz casual gaming brand.
Featuring sleek aesthetics and a highly tactile soft-touch finish, the new range of Wii controllers have been designed to put the power back into the hands of the gamers, offering premium build quality, a full five year warranty and a choice between a standard full size controller or a smaller 'Micro' variant.
Details for the new range of Nintendo Wii compatible controllers are as follows:
· REACTOR Plus Controller – Nintendo Wii
The Mad Catz REACTOR Plus Controller features state-of-the-art motion-sensing technology, delivering built-in MotionPlus™ functionality; with no need for an external dongle or adapter and all at the same size as a standard Wii remote! Compatible with all Wii MotionPlus games and complete with responsive, high-quality action buttons, the REACTOR Plus Controller includes Mad Catz' signature Gripz™, providing improved comfort and protection when playing. In addition to the REACTOR Plus, Mad Catz will also be releasing the standard 'REACTOR' Controller, identical to the REACTOR Plus in every way but without in-built MotionPlus functionality.
MSRP: $34.99 (REACTOR PLUS) - $29.99 (REACTOR)
· REFLEX Controller – Nintendo Wii
The Mad Catz REFLEX Controller has been designed to complement either the official Nintendo Wii™ Remote or the Mad Catz REACTOR Plus Controller. Featuring a sleek ergonomic design and a slip-resistant rubberized analog stick providing high levels of analog accuracy.
In addition to the new REACTOR Plus and REFLEX Controllers, Mad Catz will also be releasing each controller in separate 'Micro' editions. The sleek Micro controllers are designed for those who favor a smaller controller, with each Micro version featuring an identical feature set and form factor but with a 15% smaller footprint.
MSRP: $34.99 (REACTOR Plus Micro) - $29.99 (REACTOR Micro)
$14.99 (REFLEX Micro)
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, "Millions of gamers continue to enjoy their Nintendo Wii system and with many games targeting families and social gaming, extra controllers are usually a necessity amongst Wii owners. We believe our new range of REACTOR and REFLEX controllers are ideal for those seeking a highly specified, quality controller and are convinced that our new range will become the controllers of choice for gamers worldwide."
The new range of Mad Catz Nintendo Wii compatible controllers will begin shipping world-wide from February 2011 for the full size versions and from March 2011 for the Micro versions.