- Customized NBA Team Controllers and Accessories for Current Generation
Consoles to Complement Existing Product Offerings -
SAN DIEGO, April 10 /CNW/ - Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSE: MCZ), a
leading third-party video game accessory provider, announced today that it has
renewed its license agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA)
to produce a new line of customized team video game controllers and other
Mad Catz will develop new stylish video game controllers, faceplates and
Console Skinz(TM) for all 30 NBA teams, each featuring the team's colors and
logos. The Mad Catz NBA products will be available for the PlayStation(R)2,
PlayStation(R)3, Xbox(R), Xbox 360(TM), PSP, Nintendo DS Lite, and
Nintendo(TM) Wii gaming consoles.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz,
commented, "Basketball has proven to be an extremely popular genre for gamers
and we are thrilled to announce the continuation of our license agreement with
the NBA. Our new NBA line will offer fans more ways than ever to demonstrate
their support for their favorite teams and we look forward to launching
controllers and other quality accessories that enhance the gaming experience
of our customers."
Mad Catz originally unveiled NBA video game controllers and accessories
during the 2004-2005 NBA season. The new controllers and related accessories
will be available through NBA.com, NBA arena stores, online video game
retailers and wherever video game accessories are sold.
For more information or for high definition photos of the products,
please visit www.madcatz.com or www.nba.com.
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a worldwide leader of innovative peripherals in the
interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets a full range
of accessories for video game systems and publishes video game software,
including the industry leading GameShark brand of video game enhancements. Mad
Catz has distribution through most leading retailers offering interactive
entertainment products. Mad Catz has its operating headquarters in San Diego,
California and offices in Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information
go to www.madcatz.com.
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