Sorry Capcom, Mad Catz likes THQ too

by: Jeremy -
It looks as if Capcom is not the only developer that Mad Catz is “tied” up with for official fightsticks and controllers. Mad Catz and THQ have announced a partnerships to produce officially licensed FightStick and FightPads with the WWE license.

The agreement will bring forth an entire line of WWE-themed products for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii in conjunction with THQ’s WWE All Stars video game. The game, which releases sometime in 2011, takes the WWE franchise in a different direction than the traditional simulation style that the Smackdown vs. Raw series is known for; WWE All Stars is an over the top, arcade-style fighting game featuring current WWE stars and classic WWE Legends. The game, which was revealed at last year’s E3 plays out more like a fighting game than a simulator.

Considering how many different covers that THQ created for the upcoming Smackdown vs Raw 2011, I would imagine that there are going to be a ton of controller options, all featuring your favorite WWE superstars. You can read the official press release regarding the new partnership agreement after the jump.
 
Mad Catz® Signs With THQ for WWE® All Stars™ FightStick and FightPad Videogame Accessories

October 18, 2010 by RawmeatCowboy Filed Under: Wii

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or “the Company”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, and THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI), a leading developer and publisher of videogames, announced today an agreement to produce branded videogame accessories based on the WWE® All Stars™ intellectual property. The agreement will allow Mad Catz to produce and market a range of FightStick and FightPad videogame accessories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo, as well as include the names, likenesses and pictorial representations of the WWE talent appearing in such properties.

“We are pleased to give consumers the ability to enhance their experience through a range of Arcade FightSticks and FightPads.”

“World Wrestling Entertainment® has produced many of the videogame industry’s most enduring and prestigious franchises, and we are thrilled to initiate this relationship with THQ to create a range of Arcade FightSticks and FightPads,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We believe the spirit and excitement of WWE is a perfect fit for our range of market-leading fighting game controllers.”

“The Mad Catz controllers have a reputation for quality and are an ideal match for the fast paced, arcade-style gameplay found in WWE All Stars,” said Germaine Gioia, THQ Senior Vice President, Licensing and Merchandising. “We are pleased to give consumers the ability to enhance their experience through a range of Arcade FightSticks and FightPads.”

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