The oddly shaped peripheral you see above is the limited edition Marvel PDP fight pad. Ignoring its absolutely ridiculous shape, the pad looks pretty bad ass. Notice that it has a thumb-stick instead of a D-pad which is a huge draw in my opinion. Anyone I know will tell you; I think that D-pads are absurd and painful to use in fighting games, and I would much rather use a small thumb-stick, like the one that appears on the standard Xbox 360 controller.
That’s actually the reason I bought an PS3 controller shaped like an Xbox controller to play my fighting games on PS3. That may sound ludicrous to the 360 D-pad haters and or PS3 fanboys, but it’s the truth. That’s also why it sucks that this pad is 360 exclusive.If you will also notice, the sexy six button layout on the opposite end of the controller, as well as the triggers which appear where the bumbers would have been on a standard controller.
You also probably noticed the glorious artwork featuring the likes of Spider-man and Captain America among others, which is just an added bonus. All this can be yours for just (drum roll please): $40! That could be a small investment for something that could really improve your game. The pad launches on February 14th (very clever date, MVC3 drops the following day) and you can pre-order now at PDP. Hit the break for a packshot.