Mad Catz Releases More Images of Tournament Edition 2 FightStick for Xbox One, Expected to Ship Holiday 2013

By on June 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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The official Mad Catz website was recently updated with four brand new images of their upcoming Tournament Edition 2 FightStick for Xbox One, which was revealed yesterday during the E3 2013 press conferences. These shots provide a great look at the company’s next generation arcade stick from a variety of angles, so click through to see them in their full glory.

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A new press release also mentions that they are expecting to have these peripherals ready for the holiday season, meaning fans who plan to pick up the new console in November will have an arcade stick waiting for them around the same time. The full press release has been included below.

Mad Catz® Announces Arcade FightStick™ Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One™
Arcade Quality Fighting Game Controller Expected to Ship Holiday 2013

San Diego – June 11, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the Arcade FightStickTournament Edition 2, a premium quality fighting game controller for the Xbox One, expected to ship Holiday 2013.

“We’re proud of our heritage in specialty controllers and believe that passionate gamers will appreciate the evolution of our FightStick design which we are introducing for the Xbox One.” 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 Tournament Edition 2 FightStick perfectly illustrates our commitment to the next generation of entertainment.”

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 global provider of innovative interactive entertainment 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™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek 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.

Source: Mad Catz, other contributions by Kineda

  • Flutterderp

    Soooooooo….Are they planning on releasing a stick for the console people are actually going to buy?

    • PringerX

      Yeah ofc, MS is most likely giving them money to just show off the 360 version

      • Petran79

        anyone in their right mind would make those sticks work both for Xbox360/One and PS3/PS4 respectively.

        USB isnt that hard to program after all.

    • JELIFISH19

      Only if there are fighting games for it.

      • Flutterderp

        That…is an excellent point. Did they announce any fighters for the PS4 yet?

  • Louis Lam

    Legit question. How do you host fighting game tournaments on Xbox One? The set-up sounds really ridiculous when every single disc is linked to a single console especially when you get to larger tournament.s

    • Flutterderp

      I was wondering the same thing?

      And what if it’s a weekend long event? Don’t these consoles basically auto-brick on day two if you don’t have an internet connection for each and every one of them?

      • Arjay

        I was wondering about this as well. How viable can the XBox-One be as a tournament system? I can’t help but think that periodic online checks and system specific copies of games would hamper the current tournament format. Can you imagine how much a hotel hosting a Final Round or an Evo could charge for 3 days of wireless internet use?

        • Flutterderp

          Doesn’t bode well for a competitive KI scene, does it?

        • Mash Harder

          With so many bodies in the room, Microsoft’s Xbone would count it as public performance and refuse the run the game anyways.

          Unless you turn off the kinect… oh wait, you can’t.

        • JELIFISH19

          I don’t think it will be that bad. You can play games for 24 hours without being signed in. And if that 24 hours runs out, someone can just create a hotspot on their phone and sign in. But 24 hours is a long time. No tournament lasts 24 hours. You can just sign in in the morning and be set for the whole day. If they do that, the tournament should run smoothly.

      • ReddChief78

        Nope just can’t play online until you check in again probably can’t offline either not sure i read it somewhere

        • Mash Harder

          So.. they auto-brick then.

          • ReddChief78

            I doubt it that would be just wrong but it is MS

    • ReddChief78

      Don’t swap around the disc why would you anyways just keep the game with or in the consoles and make sure to check them in within 24 hrs what is it like around 5 consoles it wouldn’t be that hard

      • OrehRatiug

        Since games are locked to console the real issue is making sure each console has those specific games connected to it, and since a lot of these consoles are lent out from community members it’d be a tad ridiculous to assume all those consoles would have every game to go with it. Even if they have separate console set ups for every game its a massive hassle.

        • JELIFISH19

          But it’s nothing new to TOs. That’s the same problem DLC in fighting games presented. Some consoles might have Injustice characters while not having SFxT and some might have MK characters but not KOF13. But the F2P nature of this game might make it difficult depending on how Double Helix handles it.

          • ReddChief78

            There will be a full version so thats a good thing i hope the TO’s figure out something KI gotta get some tournament time its a shame this game has to go through this

      • Justin Archer

        waste of time.

        • ReddChief78

          Thats why your not a TO some people don’t think so but we will see

          • Justin Archer

            you’re*

      • Jake Klippert

        Then you have to get every Kinect Sensor in the correct spot and calibrate them all in order to use the consoles. I can imagine what kind of hassle that could turn out being in some more cramped areas especially with a few consoles near each other.

        It’s going to turn into a nightmare.

        • ReddChief78

          Tournaments are already a nightmare thats why they have a staff KI is not a Kinect game so need for correct spots and calibrating lol and consoles are already cramped near each other do you have any idea what your saying or just typing anything to be a part of the conversation

      • DarkRiosIII

        If I’m not mistaken games are installed to the machine, so there is no need to swap disks.

  • ragnarok954

    I love the red and black it has to offer. I’ll buy the PS4 version instead when it drops.

  • mtbrandao

    Does Xbox1 even have USB?

  • rrcplus

    It’s definitely a nice looking fightstick.

  • Should have been black and green for xbox.

    • Icy_Black_Deep

      Then it would pretty much be a Razer Atrox.

  • $18114340

    That’s funny, there’s no camera on it…

  • Hayden Compton

    Does it play TV too?

  • MasterScrub

    I’d buy this if it came out for the PS4. Which I hope happens, it would be a shame to see this go to waste on a console that isn’t gonna be at any tournaments ever, it looks SICK.

  • Quique

    i wish sony keeps the ps3 TEs working for the ps4… i am really used to my arcade stick…

  • Teii Garrett

    So they lied to me!? They it would be release with K.I., which will be released day one with the xbox one…so where the fuck is my K.I. stick pre order. =_=

  • undamned

    Pretty sure a lot of these will be instantly modded and never connected to an XBone.

  • Mabans

    From a design stand point, the aesthetics look cool. Love the use of translucent red.. Like the straps, a nice touch.. I just modded my stick with guitar strap buttons. So I can carry it around. Glad they took that into account with the design. makes it a nice difference when walking around with it.

  • Rahavic

    Is that an Atari controller?

  • NoChart

    Abandon ship, Madcatz! Abandon ship!

  • Brad Chanley

    looks nice

  • pootnannies

    well at least it doesn’t have that ridiculous button color scheme. hopefully this can be used on 360 as well.

  • Amer1ka

    It would appear that MS lightened up a bit on the whole ALL BUTTONS MUST BE THIS COLOR OR ELSE for the Xbox One. Either that or those screenshots do not represent the final product.and anybody who buys it will need to buy new buttons again to get rid of the ugly.