ShinJN from Level|Up recently reviewed the new Fighting Edge arcade stick by Hori. As you may remember, this arcade stick was unveiled on Wednesday Night Fights a few weeks ago. It looks like Hori made some remarkable innovations with the Fighting Edge, especially when it comes to the button configuration mode. The review is quite in-depth and provides details you might not find anywhere else, so definitely check it out.
Here is an excerpt to get you started:
Hayabusa Joystick: In the past, HORI has been known to use their own branded parts in their economy line of sticks. Stick enthusiasts have always criticised the weak performance of HORI’s stock parts. It may be time to shove those criticisms aside.
After years of research and development, HORI has finally released a joystick that can compete with Sanwa and Seimitsu. HORI innovates the joystick by implementing what they call the V Cut Cam Housing Structure. The details of the Hayabusa can be seen in the picture below.
From a player perspective, the Hayabusa is snappy and very responsive. It doesn’t have that mushy feeling that the Sanwa JLF does. There is very little movement when the joystick is over extended in any direction. This is a big plus in my opinion.
The Hayabusa is definitely a gigantic improvement over any of HORI’s stock joysticks. You can’t go wrong with either a JLF or Hayabusa but if I had to choose one, I will go with the Hayabusa.
The Fighting Edge is scheduled to be released on June 25th and is priced at $199.99 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. You can pre-order the stick now over at the official Hori website.