Mad Catz to unleash more Street Fighter IV controllers

Mad Catz isn’t done with Street Fighter IV. Following up on the success of the first batch of themed peripherals, the accessory provider is releasing a second “round” of Fight Sticks and Fight Pads this fall. The new stuff looks to be structurally and mechanically the same, but new art does grace the tops of these things.

No plans of a Standard Edition Fight Stick were revealed in the announcement made this afternoon. Instead, it appears as though Mad Catz will only be offering the behemoth $150 Tournament Edition Fight Stick. On the Fight Pad front, the provider will be, uh, providing a ton of character-themed $40 peripherals. The list of the faces on the peripherals includes M. Bison, Guile, Zangief, C. Viper, Cammy, and Sagat.

Hit the gallery for some images and the break for the product descriptions.

Official Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition – Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3

Nothing brings the arcade experience closer to home than the Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition.  Featuring the same authentic Vewlix™ arcade configuration, robust build and genuine Sanwa Denshi™ Japanese style ball-handled joystick and 30mm Action Buttons embraced by gamers worldwide in the original range, the ‘Round 2’ Arcade Fightstick Tournament Edition houses these premium components in a sleek, piano-black housing, featuring all new monochrome artwork taken directly from the game.  The collectible packaging reflects the understated appearance of the Stick with approved artwork provided by Capcom and certain to be appreciated by fans of the franchise.

MSRP: $149.99

Official Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ FightPad – Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3

Ideal for gamers favoring a traditional console controller without wishing to compromise on features, the Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ FightPad now comes in a choice of six stunning character-based designs, allowing gamers to select their fighter of choice when playing.  With official artwork taken directly from the game, players can select the following fan-favorite character designs: M. Bison, Guile, Zangief, C. Viper, Cammy, Sagat.  With the same enlarged circular eight-way floating D-Pad and arcade style six-button configuration, the only question Street Fighter IV controller fans will now have is which design to buy first?

MSRP: $39.99

The Mad Catz range of licensed Street Fighter IV ‘Round 2’ accessories is expected to be available across North America and key European territories beginning in the fall of 2009.

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