Mad Catz bringing out the Arsenal

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Mad Catz announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement with Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League to begin producing branded controllers and accessories in Europe. Included accessories will be controllers, faceplates, Console Skinz and cases for the PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, DS and Wii. Check out all the details in the release after the jump:
Apr 09, 2008 10:00

Mad Catz to Produce Arsenal Football Club Branded Videogame Controllers and Accessories

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)-- Apr. 9, 2008 Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, announced today that its Mad Catz Europe Limited subsidiary has entered into a license agreement with The Arsenal Football Club plc to produce customized videogame controllers and other videogame accessories utilizing the brand of the Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League. The multi-year agreement provides Mad Catz with rights to distribute licensed accessory products throughout Europe.

Mad Catz plans to develop new, Arsenal-branded video game controllers, faceplates, Console Skinz(TM) and carrying cases for the PlayStation(R)2, PlayStation(R)3, Xbox 360(TM), PSP, Nintendo(TM) DS Lite, and Nintendo(TM) Wii gaming consoles.

"Arsenal is one of the world's premier sporting franchises with a global fan base and the addition of this brand to our robust license portfolio should help strengthen the penetration of Mad Catz' products in key European markets," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "We look forward to providing European retailers and customers with a range of Arsenal-branded videogame accessories."

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