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Mad Catz Ships Rock Band 4 Standalone Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

(“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today the availability of the standalone Rock Band 4 Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for Xbox One and PlayStation(R)4 computer entertainment system. Built to deliver an unrivalled rock experience, the Wireless Guitar Controller is perfect for shredding in the game’s new flagship feature – Freestyle Guitar Solos. Now, gamers can purchase the standalone Wireless Guitar Controller, ideal for use as a lead guitar with either the digital or software versions of Rock Band 4. In addition, gamers can now use the Wireless Guitar Controller to complement their Band-in-a-Box(TM) bundle, allowing their band to play both lead and bass guitar simultaneously and experience the ecstatic rush of playing with a full four-piece band.

The Rock Band 4 Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller is now available for purchase for either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 through the Official Rock Band 4 Store online at and other top retailers.

Based on the authentic and iconic Fender Stratocaster Guitar, a defining symbol of rock n’ roll for decades, the Rock Band 4 Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller features two sets of fret buttons, a silent strum bar, a whammy bar, and a redesigned tilt sensor for precision Overdrive activation. With improved battery life and no need for external adapters or dongles, the Wireless Guitar Controller seamlessly connects with either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 gaming console and features automatic game calibration technology, adapting to your TV screen for low latency, fuss-free precision.

“With Rock Band 4, Harmonix has created the defining music gaming platform for this generation -delivering the only full-band experience available and an ever growing music library of rock’s biggest acts,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We’re excited to now give gamers the opportunity to add a Wireless Guitar Controller, and complete their Rock Band 4 experience.”

Called “the new benchmark for rhythm gaming” by GamesRadar+, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live full-band game experience like never before. Rock Band 4 builds on the core gameplay people love, with brand new features, including game-changing Freestyle Guitar Solo gameplay that allows players to craft their own face-melting and truly original guitar solos.

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About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz(R) (gaming), Tritton(R) (audio), and

Saitek(R) (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac(R) computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit

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Mad Catz, the Mad Catz logo and Band-in-a-Box are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiary companies. All other marks are the property of their owners.

(c) 2015 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Rock Band 4 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. FENDER(TM) and STRATOCASTER(TM) are trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Mad Catz Communications:

         Alex Verrey

         Global PR and Communications Director

[email protected] or +44 (0) 1633 883 133

         Karen McGinnis

         Chief Financial Officer

[email protected] or +1 (858) 790-5008

         Investor Relations:

         Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy

         J C I R

[email protected] or +1 (212) 835-8500

         Harmonix Press:

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