MadCatz Gets In There Early with 3DS Accessories

Introducing "MicroSuede"

New consoles and accessories go together like Mario and Yoshi, so it's no surprise that MadCatz already has a range of 3DS peripherals designed, priced, named and described in intricate detail.

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the line-up includes the usual collection of screen protectors and carry cases, as well as extendable stylus pens and a MicroSuede slipcase, all officially licensed for use with 3DS.

MadCatz hasn't released any photos yet so you'll have to use your imagination, which shouldn't be too hard.

Mad Catz® Announces New Range of Licensed Accessories for Nintendo 3DSTM Video Game System

New range of Licensed Accessories Set to be Available alongside Launch of Nintendo 3DSTM Video Game System

San Diego, January 06. 2011

Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or “the Company”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced a new range of Licensed accessories for use with the Nintendo 3DS™ video game system being released under the Company’s Mad Catz casual gaming brand.

Expected to arrive in time for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, the range has been designed to offer gamers high quality, licensed products, ideal for purchase alongside their brand new Nintendo 3DS video game system.

Licensed accessories expected to ship as part of the new range are:

· Nintendo 3DS Traveller Bag
Fashionable yet durable, the Traveller Bag proves an ideal travel companion, providing storage for gamers’ Nintendo 3DS, up to 21 game cards and 2 styli, alongside spare storage compartments for accessories such as AC adapters and headphones. Fashioned in a contemporary design with protective inner lining, the case offers safe and stylish transport for gamers’ console and accessories.

MSRP: $19.99

· Nintendo 3DS Microsuede SlipCase
Discrete and refined, the officially licensed Microsuede SlipCase offers a fashionable solution for transporting gamers’ Nintendo 3DS and up to three game cards. Featuring a sleek design and protective inner lining, the plush, tactile Microsuede SlipCase ensures gamers’ console and games travel safely and in style.

MSRP: $12.99

· Nintendo 3DS Extendable Stylus 3-Pak
Mad Catz’ officially licensed Extendable Stylus 3-Pak for the Nintendo 3DS provides a trio of high-quality styli. Designed for comfort and available in multiple colors, the Extendable Styli provide an ideal replacement for the standard stylus provided with the Nintendo 3DS.

MSRP: $5.99

· Nintendo 3DS Stylus & Screen Protector Pak
Mad Catz’ officially licensed Stylus & Screen Protector Pak for the Nintendo 3DS provides gamers’ with a trio of high-quality Extendable Styli, ideal for handheld gaming needs. Designed for comfort and provided in colors which match the console, the Extendable Styli are complimented by two sets of Screen Protectors, designed to protect the Nintendo 3DS from dirt and scratches.

MSRP: $9.99

· Nintendo 3DS Screen Protector Pak
Mad Catz’ officially licensed Screen Protector Pak has been designed to help shield the screens of the Nintendo 3DS from dirt, scratches and accidental damage. Consisting of 2 sets of high-quality Screen Protectors, each set is easy to apply and remove, leaving zero residue and no distortion of the 3D effect or screen quality. Complete with bonus Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.

MSRP: $7.99

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, “The Nintendo 3DS promises to introduce gamers to a new era of entertainment. Mad Catz is delighted to be complimenting the launch of this exciting new handheld with a range of high quality, licensed accessories which we believe enhance the gaming experience and will prove invaluable to gamers everywhere.”