It’s been over ten years since the first Marvel VS Capcom hit the arcades and the arcade setup has been an iconic way to enjoy all fighting games of the 90’s and beyond. Very few games of this generation have been worthy of a custom fight stick with arcade style buttons, the only one that comes to mind if SF IV. Now Mad Catz is bringing another generation of arcade action.
The Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Arcade Fight Stick Tournament Edition will be limited to 5,000 individually numbered joysticks and is expected to begin shipping out to customers by the time the game launches February 15. Like the Tournament Edition joysticks Mad Catz produced for Street Fighter IV, the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 controller will feature a stick and buttons from arcade manufacturer Sanwa Denshi, turbo functionality, and a storage compartment for the controller cord when not in use. Mad Catz has indicated the stick will be available to order through its own online store, though there’s no product page for it as of press time.
I would certainly invest in one of these if they made a Mortal Kombat variation.