When I was at the Mad Catz booth at E3, they had a station setup with an Xbox One, Killer Instinct, and two fightsticks. One had a Killer Instinct image on it, but it wasn't an official stick as it was cobbled together just for the show. Well, now we finally got news of an official one coming from Mad Catz.
The Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2
(whew!) is coming out this Holiday 2013 and will feature a Killer Instinct artwork as well as button mapping tuned for the game. Now, we here at Gaming Nexus are big fans of Mad Catz's fightsticks so you know we are expecting some high quality controls here.
Having played a little at E3 with it, it's the best way to play Killer Instinct. No pricing or pictures have been made available yet, but expect those soon.
Mad Catz® Announces the Killer Instinct™ Arcade FightStick™ Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One™
Licensed Tournament Edition FightStick Expected to Ship Holiday 2013
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.
Previously announced at E3 2013 and used on stage during the E3 Xbox Media Briefing to demonstrate the game, the new FightStick will now carry fully licensed Killer Instinct artwork and feature button mapping tuned specifically for the game.
“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,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “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.”
Developed by Microsoft Studios and Double Helix Games©, Killer Instinct is the return of the legendary fighting game franchise coming exclusively to Xbox One this holiday.
Expected to be the first fighting game controller available for Xbox One, the Tournament Edition 2 Arcade FightStick features arcade-perfect controls and has been extensively designed with the community and professional gamer in mind. The new design philosophy will offer greater levels of customization and quality.
The Xbox One home entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to launch Holiday 2013.