Killer Instinct to get Mad Catz Arcade Fight Stick at launch

Killer Instinct will be available at launch for Xbox One and is free to play for all, but the bad news is most accessories from Xbox 360 will be incompatible with the new console, meaning fight sticks, joypads and all your other nifty gear is null and void.

Fortunately, MadCatz have a solution.

At launch for the Xbox One, MadCatz will release an exclusive Killer Instinct Arcade Fight Stick Tournament Edition 2.

Sounds nifty!

The controller was announced at E3 and shown off during the Killer Instinct presentation. It has specific button-mapping for Killer Instinct and has been designed with playing that game in mind. On top of that, the FightStick will have fully licensed artwork, licensed by Microsoft, for Killer Instinct.

Darren Richardson, President of Mad Catz is excited about the early partnership the brand has with Microsoft’s next-gen console…

“E3 greeted us with a positive reaction to our Tournament Edition 2 FightStick and we’re pleased that the controller will provide passionate fans of Killer Instinct with an even richer gaming experience,”

“We earlier commented how the enhanced performance of the Xbox One opens up additional scope for innovation and believe that the Killer Instinct Tournament Edition 2 FightStick perfectly illustrates our commitment to the next generation of entertainment.”

The controller is expected to the first fighting game peripheral for Xbox One and is designed with both casual and professional gamer in mind.

More to come closer to launch…

On a side note, Geoff was offered a job with Mad Catz way back when, but as he’s not a mad cat, he … well … declined the invite.

(I saw myself of more of a cool cat – Geoff!)

Except you’re not cool at all…. – Ed!


San Diego – July 16, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2, a premium quality fighting game controller expected to ship Holiday 2013.


The Xbox One home entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to launch Holiday 2013.

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