Mad Catz is once again putting the video gaming controller market in a headlock. Mad Catz and THQ have entered into an agreement for Mad Catz to produce FightStick and FightPad video-game accessories for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and will include the names, likenesses and pictorial representations of the WWE. WWE All Stars will be the latest entry into the wrestling genre for THQ.
“World Wrestling Entertainment® has produced many of the video-game industry’s most enduring and prestigious franchises, and we are thrilled to initiate this relationship with THQ to create a range of Arcade FightSticks and FightPads,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We believe the spirit and excitement of WWE is a perfect fit for our range of market-leading fighting game controllers.”
“The Mad Catz controllers have a reputation for quality and are an ideal match for the fast paced, arcade-style game-play found in WWE All Stars,” said Germaine Gioia, THQ Senior Vice President, Licensing and Merchandising. “We are pleased to give consumers the ability to enhance their experience through a range of Arcade FightSticks and FightPads.”
WWE All Stars will release in 2011 and expect Mad Catz to have the ball already rolling on the accessories by the game’s release.