London, June 20, 2012 — Thrustmaster is updating its celebrated PC and PlayStation®3-compatible wireless gamepad and also offering it as a pack of 2 controllers, in preparation for a season of cooperative games and sports games, with the European Football Championship and Summer Olympic Games on the way,

The Thrustmaster best-seller returns, as the “T-Wireless Black” Platinum edition

This gamepad, the Platinum edition of which will retail for less than £20 (VAT included), has several key features to recommend it: it is compatible with both PlayStation®3 and PC, is a wireless controller and employs 2.4 GHz technology. Using only 3 AAA batteries it provides more than 50 hours of battery life for all-out extended gaming sessions.

To enhance comfort the T-Wireless Black features 360° non-slip grips for the 2 handles and textured rubber on the 2 mini-sticks, creating excellent handling and built for intensive gaming sessions.

In technical terms, the T-Wireless Black is a powerhouse of technology: fully programmable, all of its buttons can be swapped, thanks to the exclusive "Mapping" function. It features a "Home" button for access to PlayStation®3 menus, and also automatically synchronizes the gamepad with its receiver for an easy, user-friendly experience in multiplayer mode: the latter feature, like its extended battery life, is the result of the development by Thrustmaster's R&D teams of a communication protocol between the gamepad and the receiver. This allows for the last connection made to be stored in memory, the elimination of interference with other devices operating in the 2.4 GHz band, and – last but not least – optimized battery life.

·         The T-Wireless Black will be available from June, at a suggested retail price of £19.99 (VAT included).

And why not go for a pack of 2 gamepads, with the “T-Wireless Duo Pack”?

Knowing that the T-Wireless Black will be particularly appreciated for use in cooperative games, Thrustmaster is also offering it in a pack of 2 controllers: the T-Wireless Duo Pack. It includes 2 of the T-Wireless Black type gamepads described above, but with a twist – one controller is black, while the other is brilliant white, allowing players to each have their own designated color. Gaming sessions, whether inspired by the European Football Championship or the events of the Olympic Games, now have the perfect accessory with which to compete on the virtual playing fields of PlayStation®3 and PC.

·         The T-Wireless Duo Pack will be available from June, at a suggested retail price of £34.99 (VAT included).

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Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries including France, Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products in more than 50 countries worldwide. The Group's mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users.

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