Turtle Beach hears the Call of Duty….

by: Dan -
With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 due out later this year, it was only a matter of time until we found out which of the major gaming headphone makers would have a tie in with the title.  Well. Wait no more as Turtle Beach announced that they will be offering not one, not two, not even three but FOUR CoD 3 branded headsets.  The headsets will range in price from $99 for the Ear Force FOXTROT all the way up to $299 for the Ear Force DELTA.

What I really dig (besides the cool names) about this is that Turtle Beach isn’t leaving out people at any price point.  Too many times in the past, the tie in headsets have been only in the uber-premium price range, and out of the common gamers grasp.  Here is a run down of the four units, and you can take a look-see below:

  • Ear Force DELTA (EFD) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3-Optimized Programmable Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth Chat.The top-of-the-line EFD headset comes packaged in a specially-themed carrying case and is pre-loaded with unique custom Modern Warfare 3 presets and voice prompts.  Ear Force Delta is the ultimate Xbox 360 and PS3 weapon for the most avid Modern Warfare 3 players.  MSRP: $299.95.
  • Ear Force BRAVO (EFB) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Programmable Wireless Universal Gaming Headset. Featuring the same custom Modern Warfare 3 presets as the EFD, the EFB provides players with the same optimized experience in a universal headset that’s the perfect Call of Duty® companion on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.  MSRP $179.95.
  • Ear Force CHARLIE (EFC) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Multi-Speaker Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset. With eight amplified, acoustically-angled speakers delivering discrete surround sound, this tournament-grade, Modern Warfare 3 optimized wired headset is the perfect choice for competitive PC gamers.  MSRP $129.95.
  • Ear Force FOXTROT (EFF) – Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Universal Gaming Wired Headset. For Modern Warfare 3 players seeking effortless cross-platform performance, the EFF provides gamers with high-fidelity amplified audio along with several key features to set it apart. MSRP $99.95.
All four headsets will ship to retail in October 2011.  If you are interested in keeping up to date on any news on these bad boys (besides visiting GamingNexus), you can sign up for e-mail updates at the official site.

Turtle Beach to Release Limited Edition Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Co-branded Gaming Headsets for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Ear Force® Gaming Headsets Engineered and Designed Specifically for The Year’s Most Anticipated Release

Elmsford, N.Y., July 19, 2011 – Turtle Beach, pioneers and market-leaders of the gaming headset category, today announced a partnership with Activision to develop a new line of exclusively licensed, limited edition Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Ear Force headsets, custom-optimized to deliver enhanced experiences for the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch.  Among many planned features, these new premium headsets will be distinguished by unique sets of audio presets designed specifically by the audio teams at developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games in order to provide the ultimate immersion into the cinematic world of Modern Warfare® 3.

The headsets will be available with compatibility across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC; with multiple feature sets, special packages with bonus content, and price points to ensure that no player is left behind.

•        Ear Force DELTA (EFD) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3-Optimized Programmable Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth Chat.The top-of-the-line EFD headset comes packaged in a specially-themed carrying case and is pre-loaded with unique custom Modern Warfare 3 presets and voice prompts.  Ear Force Delta is the ultimate Xbox 360 and PS3 weapon for the most avid Modern Warfare 3 players.  MSRP: $299.95.
•        Ear Force BRAVO (EFB) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Programmable Wireless Universal Gaming Headset. Featuring the same custom Modern Warfare 3 presets as the EFD, the EFB provides players with the same optimized experience in a universal headset that’s the perfect Call of Duty® companion on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.  MSRP $179.95.
•        Ear Force CHARLIE (EFC) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Multi-Speaker Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset. With eight amplified, acoustically-angled speakers delivering discrete surround sound, this tournament-grade, Modern Warfare 3 optimized wired headset is the perfect choice for competitive PC gamers.  MSRP $129.95.
•        Ear Force FOXTROT (EFF) – Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Universal Gaming Headset. For Modern Warfare 3 players seeking effortless cross-platform performance, the EFF provides gamers with high-fidelity amplified audio along with several key features to set it apart. MSRP $99.95.

Additional details about each headset, the many special Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 package features, bonus content, promotions and more will be announced later.

“Call of Duty continues to define action while also becoming a cultural phenomenon as well as the industry standard,” noted Michael Arzt, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Turtle Beach.  “As the long-time leader and innovator in the gaming audio category, Turtle Beach is excited to introduce a collection of purpose-built Modern Warfare 3 headsets with features and benefits that will far surpass gamers’ expectations for licensed headsets.”

Set to strike worldwide on November 8th, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the year’s most anticipated release.  Published by Activision and in development by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer games, the title is the newest installment in the record-setting, blockbuster Call of Duty series, which has broken entertainment opening launch records two-years running.

Turtle Beach revolutionized game audio with the industry’s first truly customizable headset, thePX5, earlier this year and is the only brand capable of this offering.  Gamers interested in learning more about Turtle Beach’s lineup of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 headsets should visitwww.turtlebeach.com/MW3 to sign up for updates about special content, additional product details, pre and on-sale info and other special news and alerts.

More specific product details of the co-branded product line will emerge in the coming months and the full lineup of Turtle Beach’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gaming headsets will ship to major retailers beginning in October, 2011.












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