Just when you thought Mad Catz was limited to traditional 2D fighting game accessories, they drop a golden bomb on the WWE gaming scene.
The two new controllers that are now shipping are the BrawlPad and the BrawlStick, both licensed from THQ for WWE All-Stars. The BrawlPad is a traditional Mad Catz style 6 button fighting controller. The Xbox 360 version is wired and the PS3 version…wireless. They’ve also given gamers an alternative option with the Brawlstick. Using the same standard arcade design as from their Street Fighter IV line up, the BrawlStick has WWE All-Star art work and quality that you expect from Mad Catz. Both controllers are now shipping to retailers at $39.99 for the BrawlPad and $79.99 for the BrawlStick.
If that’s not enough, Mad Catz has also announced an additional artwork design for the Brawl series of controllers. So you can choose between The Rock and Triple H or Hulk Hogan and John Cena.
Here’s the official details:
Mad Catz(r) Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), announced
today the start of shipping for the company’s range of licensed WWE(r)
All Stars(tm) products for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft(r) and PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment
Produced under license from THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), the Mad Catz
BrawlStick(tm) and BrawlPad(tm) accessories will bring high-octane WWE
action to life and are ideal for recreating signature moves of the WWE
Legends and current WWE Superstars.
To celebrate the launch of the new range, Mad Catz also announced today
a new BrawlPad design depicting all-time great Hulk Hogan and WWE
Superstar John Cena(r) with official artwork from the videogame. The
new design joins the previously announced BrawlPad featuring The
People’s Champion(tm), The Rock(r) and WWE Superstar Triple H(r).
WWE All Stars will deliver one of the greatest rosters ever assembled in
a WWE videogame. WWE All Stars invites players to generate fantasy
matches between WWE Legends and current WWE Superstars or mix any of the
two and ultimately determine the greatest competitors of all time.
Licensed products currently shipping are as follows:
* Official WWE All Stars Arcade BrawlStick – Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3 system
Designed to offer authentic, arcade-style play, the WWE All Stars Arcade
BrawlStick features Mad Catz redesigned ball top joystick and high
quality concave action buttons offering the gamer precision, control and
quality engineering. Complete with official artwork depicting WWE great
The Rock and WWE Superstar Triple H., the BrawlStick’s action buttons
are pre-configured for WWE All Stars allowing gamers to jump into the
action without the need to manually configure via the menu screen,
designed to replicate the ‘instant play’ nature of a true arcade.
Dual-speed Turbo functionality is independently available on each action
button, complete with individual LED Indicators, allowing gamers to
execute moves with impressive speed, while the eight-button arcade
configuration enables larger-than-life moves and character specific
combinations to be performed with precise execution. An integrated
D-Pad switch allows gamers to alternate between D-Pad and Analog Sticks
for maximum control flexibility, while the ergonomic slanted top panel
ensures comfort during sustained play. In addition, Start and
Select/Back Buttons are located on the back of the BrawlStick,
minimizing the risk of accidental interruptions.
* Official WWE All Stars BrawlPad – Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Ideal for gamers favoring the portability and ergonomics of a
traditional console controller without wishing to compromise on
performance, the WWE All Stars BrawlPad features Mad Catz tournament
grade enlarged circular eight-way floating D-Pad and fast
action-arcade-style six-button configuration. The enlarged D-Pad is
designed to roll smoothly with the movement of the players thumb,
reacting with the precision and swiftness of a traditional arcade stick,
while retaining the ergonomics of a traditional D-Pad. The classic
six-button configuration feature enlarged action buttons allowing
combinations and special moves to be executed with greater success and
speed. An integrated D-Pad switch allows gamers to alternate between
D-Pad and Analog Stick mode when using the enlarged circular floating
D-Pad., and combined with official artwork from WWE All Stars, gamers
can grapple with the BrawlPad depicting their favorite WWE Legends and
WWE Superstars! With a choice of two designs, gamers can choose between
artwork depicting Hulk Hogan and John Cena or The Rock and Triple H.
The new Mad Catz WWE All Stars Arcade BrawlPad and WWE All Stars
BrawlStick will be available from the Gameshark Online store
(store.gameshark.com) and other leading video game retailers.