Mad Catz Announces Shipment & Pricing of Re-Release Rock Band 3!

edited November 2011 in Announcements
MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO RE-RELEASE ROCK BAND® 3 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Rock Band 3 Software to Be Bundled with Official Mad Catz Accessories

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.

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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  • edited November 2011
    MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES SHIPPING OF ROCK BAND™3 GAME BUNDLES FOR XBOX 360®

    New Bundles Include Five Red Hot Chili Peppers™ Tracks

    San Diego – November 23, 2011 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of a new range of Rock Band 3 game and hardware bundles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Rock Band 3 bundles include select Rock Band hardware, a copy of the Rock Band 3 game and a code allowing gamers to download five tracks by the internationally renowned Red Hot Chili Peppers. Available across North America, the Rock Band 3 bundles are available from Amazon®, GameStop® and other leading video game retailers.

    Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “We believe that bundling hardware, software and complementary tracks by the Red Hot Chili Peppers represents superb value for money and further demonstrates our commitment to delivering unique entertainment experiences through software publishing and specialty hardware.”

    Learn to play guitar with the new Rock Band 3 game and Wireless Fender™ Mustang™ PRO-Guitar™ Controller. Starter bundles include Rock Band 3 game with Wireless Fender™ Precision Bass™ Guitar Controller and Rock Band 3 game with Wireless Fender™ Stratocaster™ Guitar Controller.
    Each Rock Band 3 bundle will include a code enabling gamers to download five Red Hot Chili Peppers tracks: Californication, Otherside, Under the Bridge, By the Way, and The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.
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    Additional information is available at http://rockband.gameshark.com/
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    Below is pricing info listed at the above Game Shark site:

    Rock Band 3 PRO-Guitar Bundle - $149.99 ($159.99 Canada)
    Rock Band 3 Strat Bundle - $69.99 ($74.99 Canada)
    Rock Band 3 Bass Bundle (in red, white, or green) - $79.99 ($84.99 Canada)


    Mad Catz Communications:
    Alex Verrey
    Global PR and Communications Manager
    [email]averrey@madcatz.com[/email] or +44 (0) 1908 336 538
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