Mad Catz to Offer New Licensed Accessories to Accompany Launch of BioWare's(R) Mass Effect(TM)

    - Accessories to Support Highly-Anticipated Launch of Futuristic Title on
Xbox 360(TM) -

    SAN DIEGO, March 21 /CNW/ - Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a
leading third-party video game accessory provider, announced today that it
will produce a new line of officially-licensed accessories to support the
launch of BioWare's highly-anticipated game, Mass Effect. Mad Catz has entered
into an exclusive agreement with BioWare to produce products for the launch of
the title.

    "BioWare's Mass Effect, a science fiction role-playing game being
launched exclusively for the Xbox 360, is widely regarded as one of the most
anticipated interactive entertainment software titles of 2007," said Darren
Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "The addition
of the Mass Effect license further expands our portfolio of high-profile
entertainment and sports licenses and is consistent with our goal to align
ourselves with important, mass-appeal brands and interactive entertainment
software launches. We recently demonstrated the success and value of this
strategy with our well-received line of officially-licensed merchandise for
Epic Games' Gears of War(R) video game. We look forward to delivering stylish
accessories to fans of this futuristic epic when it launches."

    "Mad Catz has established a strong track record of producing and
delivering quality products to coincide with major software launches," said
Greg Zeschuk, President of BioWare Corp. "We look forward to the addition of
the Mad Catz accessories to Mass Effect's highly-anticipated launch and are
delighted that Mad Catz is offering our fans another outlet to show their
enthusiasm for the game."

    The Mass Effect-themed products will include a faceplate and Console
Skinz(TM) combo pack for the Xbox 360 with an MSRP of $29.99 which includes a
faceplate and graphics to customize the sides of the console. The products
will be available at major video game retailers throughout the United States,
Canada, and Europe. For more information visit

    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 distributes its products through most leading retailers offering
interactive entertainment products, as well as through its website. Mad Catz has its operating headquarters in San
Diego, California and offices in Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional
information go to

    About BioWare

    BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company which develops
computer, console, handheld and online video games focused on rich stories and
memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's
best-selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's Gate(TM) and
Neverwinter Nights(TM) series, as well as the 2003 Game of the Year, Star
Wars(R): Knights of the Old Republic(TM). Original BioWare-created IPs include
the 2005 RPG of the Year, Jade Empire(TM), with next-generation titles Mass
Effect(TM) and Dragon Age(TM) currently in development. With studios in
Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is also hard at work on several
unannounced projects including a new title for the Nintendo DS(TM), as well as
a massively multiplayer online game. For more information on BioWare, visit

    BioWare, BioWare Corp., BioWare Eclipse Engine, Mass Effect, Dragon Age
and Jade Empire are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by BioWare Corp.
in the U.S. and other countries. Elevation Partners is a registered trademark
of Elevation Partners. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of
their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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For further information: Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. Stewart Halpern,
Chief Financial Officer, 800-831-1442 or Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated Joseph
Jaffoni/David Jacoby, 212-835-8500

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