Family Fun, Play the New Rock Band TM 3 Game and Instruments
San Diego, October 01, 2010
Mad Catz ® Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or“the Company”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider announced plans to exhibit at the 2010 MCAS Miramar Air Show in Expo Hanger 3, taking place in San Diego, California from October 1st through to October 3rd 2010.
Visitors will take flight in Mad Catz’ custom flight cockpits featuring the highly realistic range of Saitek Pro-Flight hardware. The cockpit simulations will feature three, yet to be released products in the Saitek Pro-Flight range which will be playable for the very first time within the USA.
Add control and realism to any PC flight simulation cockpit with the modern fighter aircraft inspired Saitek Pro-Flight Combat Rudder Pedals which are inspired by the pedal designs found in modern fighter aircraft. The Saitek Pro-Flight Throttle, Pitch and Mixture System replicates the control surface found in light aircraft, such as the Cessna ® , Piper ® and Money Bravo ® . Three durable aluminium rods allow users to accurately alter throttle, pitch and fuel mixture levels and an additional 9 fully programmable toggle switches provide a host of user defined controls during flight. Lastly, the Saitek Backlit Information Panel (BIP) individual‘command tiles’ which display a wide variety of in-flight commands and information, allow to users customize their Backlit Information Panel to display flight information relevant to their aircraft or personal preference. All three exciting additions to the Saitek Pro Flight range are due for release late 2010.
For console gamers, Mad Catz will be keeping up the flight based entertainment, inviting visitors to play a selection of software using the Cyborg ® range of pro gaming F.L.Y. TM Flight Sticks.
For those who prefer to rock out rather than take to the skies, Mad Catz will be celebrating the imminent launch of Rock Band TM 3 by hosting a special stage presentation through the duration of the show, where visitors will have the opportunity to play the game using the range of Mad Catz Rock Band TM instruments, including the brand new Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard Controller and Fender Mustang Pro Guitar Controller. Music fans can even take advantage of exclusive Rock Band show discounts, including the opportunity to purchase the new Wireless Keyboard Controller and official Rock Band Keyboard Stand for the discounted price of just $100. .
Mad Catz will be offering visitors of the 2010 MCAS Miramar Air Show the opportunity to get their Saitek Flight Sim Starter Kits and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase the full range of Saitek Pro Flight products, Cyborg Flight Sticks and many more accessories with discounts of up to 30% off MSRP. In addition, Mad Catz will be offering online discounts up to 50% off current web store prices when purchasing through http://store.gameshark.com/promotions.
Mad Catz look forward to welcoming visitors to Expo Hanger 3 of the 2010 MCAS Miramar Air Show. For further information, please visit: www.miramarairshow.com
For further information please contact:
Alex Verrey: Global PR&Communications Manager
t. +44 (0) 1908 336 538
Michael Greco: Vice President of Marketing
Allyson Vanderford: Interim Chief Financial Officer
t. +1-619-321 3545
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja and Jim Leahy
Jaffoni and Collins Incorporated
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About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and Tritton (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand, and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com, as well as www.store.gameshark.com, www.saitek.com, www.cyborggaming.com, www.eclipsetouch.com, www.trittontechnologies.com, www.gameshark.com and www.airdrives.com.
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