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PDP reveals the Black Ops Headbanger

Posted by: Jeremy at 10/19/2010 2:02 PM
Call of Duty: Black Ops hits in only a couple of weeks; this time around, Nintendo Wii owners won’t be left out and Treyarch / Activision will be releasing the title for that system as well... with full online multiplayer. What fun is multiplayer without the ability to chat with the competition? None... and PDP wants to make sure that Wii gamer’s aren’t left out. The head set was originally revealed earlier this year for the Wii in general; now it has a more direct marketing approach

PDP has revealed the Call of Duty: Black Ops Headbanger Headset, officially licensed by both Nintendo and Activision. This updated version of the previously shown headset sports a slick black color, matching other Black Ops branded peripherals. The USB headset / microphone combination will give WIi-gamers the first chat options ever on the console outside of Nintendo’s official Wii-spoeak peripheral. The wired headset, which retails for $24.99, is being released in stores towards the end of October.

According to Chad's previous posting on the announcement of PDP's headset, before the Black Ops branding, it was also stated that the headset would also be supported by the upcoming Conduit 2. You can read the full press release detailing the Headbanger Headset after the jump.



PDP’s Online Multiplayer Chat Headset to Support Most Anticipated Title of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2010 – Performance Designed Products LLC (“PDP”), a worldwide leader in the videogame accessory market, will be adding to its line of peripherals with an exclusive limited edition Call of Duty®: Black Ops Headbanger® Chat Headset for Wii™. Officially licensed by both Activision and Nintendo, the Headbanger Headset brings multiplayer online chat to the Wii version of the year’s most anticipated title. This limited edition black headset will hit stores in October, prior to Call of Duty: Black Ops’ worldwide launch on November 9th, along with the standard white Headbanger® Chat Headset for Wii™, each with a suggested retail price of $24.99.

“The Headbanger Headset is the first and only headset to bring online multiplayer chat to the Wii, and what better game to introduce it to the world than Call of Duty: Black Ops?” said Tom Roberts, Senior Executive VP & CTO from PDP. “Serious Call of Duty players require voice chat for team-based online games and we’re making sure that they can be heard loud and clear.”

The exclusive limited edition Call of Duty: Black Ops Headbanger® Headset allows gamers to experience epic Call of Duty multiplayer the way it’s meant to be, with full voice communication for the first time in franchise history on the Wii, and features a noise-cancelling microphone for crystal-clear voice input, high-quality sound via its oversized speaker, an extra large mute button and volume control dial and a 10-foot cord.

PDP’s Headbanger® Headset for Wii™ is anticipated to be at retailers across North America and Europe in October 2010.

Features:
• Seamless, high-quality online chat for Wii gamers
• High-quality, noise cancelling microphone and earpiece
• Usable on either ear with no need for adjustment
• Aesthetically matched to the Wii console and accessories
• Mute button and volume control integrated into earpiece
• LED indicators for system live and mute functions
• Adjustable, flexible microphone boom for maximum comfort
• Fully licensed by Nintendo
• Compatible Wii games will be listed online at http://www.pdp.com

MSRP: $24.99

To learn more about Performance Designed Products line of video game controllers and accessories, please visit http://www.pdp.com

About PDP
Performance Designed Products LLC, a Lynn Tilton company, is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing products for all major video game platforms including the Sony PS2, PS3, PSP, Nintendo DS and Wii, and Microsoft Xbox 360, as well as a line of accessories for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The company has been supplying video game accessories to the U.S. market for more than a decade. PDP sells products under a variety of brands, with sales in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and throughout Europeand Australia & New Zealand. Headbanger is a registered trademark, and PDP is a trademark, of Performance Designed Products LLC. © 2010 Performance Designed Products LLC. For more information on PDP and its products, visit www.pdp.com.

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