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Mad Catz! It's faaaantastic!

Posted by: John at 4/19/2005 1:00 PM
Looking for more licensing, Mad Catz has an agreement with Marvel to produce some accessories based on the Fantastic Four franchise, now doubt because of the movie that's going to be released in the summer. I guess I'll have to fight Charlie and Chuck on getting the Jessica Alba controllers.


Mad Catz Enters into License Agreement with Marvel to Produce Fantastic Four Video Game Accessories

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2005--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), the world's leading third party video game accessory provider, and Marvel Enterprises, Inc., a leading global entertainment and licensing company, announced today that they have entered into a license agreement, whereby Mad Catz has secured the rights to produce specialty video game accessories based on Marvel's Fantastic Four Super Hero franchise for the PlayStation(R)2, Xbox(R), GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Sony PSP(TM) gaming systems.

Through the license agreement, Mad Catz plans to launch a range of "Fantastic Four" video game accessories to coincide with the Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox summer-event movie, "Fantastic Four," and Activision's multi-platform "Fantastic Four" video game release.

Tim Rothwell, President of Marvel Enterprises' Worldwide Consumer Products Media Group, stated, "We've entrusted these important Marvel characters with Mad Catz, a recognized leader in the video game accessories category, and are confident they will bring to the market innovative and quality products that showcase our properties before a broad audience."

"Marvel's classic characters appeal to millions of people throughout the world and we are excited to be developing video game accessories that appeal to fans of these Super Heroes," said Darren Richardson, President and CEO of Mad Catz. "The 'Fantastic Four' accessory line presents us with another great opportunity to offer compelling products at strong price points and to drive incremental sales outside of the traditional holiday selling season."

For more information on the Mad Catz line of licensed accessories, or the rest of the Mad Catz product lineup, please visit www.madcatz.com.