TURTLE BEACH ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH NINTENDO TO DEVELOP OFFICIALLY LICENSED HEADSETS FOR Wii U™ AND NINTENDO 3DS™

VALHALLA, N.Y. & LOS ANGELES – June 5, 2012 – Turtle Beach, pioneers and market-leaders of the gaming headset category, today announce an agreement with Nintendo, worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, for an officially licensed line of Wii U™ gaming headsets in anticipation of the new console.

Under the agreement, Turtle Beach will produce a line of licensed headsets for Nintendo’s Wii U™ with built-in chat functionality. These proposed headsets will also be compatible with portable devices such as the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system. Based on its legacy of audio supremacy, Turtle Beach will aim to provide Wii U™ gamers with a series of solid entry level headsets at competitive price points.

“We are very excited to be working with Turtle Beach to launch new gaming headsets for Wii U,” said Steve Singer, Vice President of Licensing, Nintendo of America Inc.

“The Wii U launch will be one of the biggest new game console events of the year and we couldn’t be more excited to support Wii U with a line of headsets,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer of Turtle Beach. “The advanced capabilities of the upcoming Wii U allow us to take full advantage of the technology we’ve developed and deliver gamers the kind of quality they fully expect from both Turtle Beach and Nintendo.”

To learn more about Turtle Beach, visit its booth at E3 in Los Angeles from June 5-7 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, #2447, or visit its website at http://www.turtlebeach.com.

About Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach ( www.turtlebeach.com) designs and markets premium audio peripherals for video game, personal computer, and mobile platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach’s Ear Force XP400 wireless headset was named IGN’s “Best Gaming Hardware” as part of its Best of CES 2012 Awards.

Turtle Beach, headquartered in Valhalla, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today’s PC audio industry.  

Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. Nintendo Wii U is a registered trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.

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For more information, please contact:

Maura White

Turtle Beach

(914) 345-2255 x7897

maura.white@turtlebeach.com

Christian Averill

High Road Communications

(415) 248-7981

christian.averill@highroad.com

   


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