San Diego, Calif. – November 09, 2006 - Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSE: MCZ), a leading third party video game accessory provider, announced that it has shipped its line of officially licensed merchandise for Epic Games’ highly anticipated Gears of War video game scheduled for release on November 7, 2006. Mad Catz recently entered into an exclusive 2-year licensing agreement with Gears of War creator, Epic Games, represented by CAA, to produce the new products.
“Epic Games has created one of the most-anticipated Xbox 360 games of the year and Gears of War wowed attendees at the industry’s E3 conference in May. The Gears of War license is an excellent addition to our portfolio of leading entertainment and sport licensed properties and demonstrates Mad Catz’ continued commitment to providing differentiated products by licensing cutting edge properties,” said Darren Richardson, President and CEO of Mad Catz.
“Mad Catz is a welcome licensed partner, enabling us to expand our unique Gears of War IP into the accessory market,” said Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic.
The Gears of War themed products available include faceplates for the Xbox 360 with an MSRP of $19.99; faceplate and Console Skinz™ combo pack including graphics to customize the sides of the console with an MSRP of $29.99; and a Console Crate™ hard case for transporting and storing the Xbox 360 console and accessories with an MSRP of $59.99. At launch, Mad Catz will provide exclusive Gears of War products to several major domestic retailers, with products available at major video game retailers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. For more information visit www.madcatz.com.