San Diego – August 10, 2011 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Harmonix ® Music Systems, Inc., to re-release the critically acclaimed Rock Band 3 this holiday season and beyond. Mad Catz anticipates that it will bundle Rock Band 3 software with its popular Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard Controller, Wireless Fender™ Stratocaster™ Guitar Controller and Wireless Fender Mustang™ PRO-Guitar Controller, an instrument controller which allows gamers to learn to play real guitar and bass parts for Rock Band 3’s 83 song set list and regularly released downloadable PRO-Guitar content.
Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “We are pleased to assume publishing responsibilities for Rock Band 3 this holiday season. Rock Band is the ultimate interactive experience for any music fan, whether they’re looking for a great party game to share with friends, playing through Rock Band’s 3000 plus song library, or seeking out a fun way to learn guitar, drum or keyboard skills using Rock Band 3’s PRO Mode.”
Rock Band 3 , currently carries a Metacritic rating of 93, and is available now from all leading video game retailers.
Additional information is available at www.rockband.com
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz ® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton ® (gaming audio), Saitek ® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark ® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.
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