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Resident Evil 5 accessories

Controller faceplates, "Skinz", headset, bag and wall scroll now available.

San Diego, March 17th, 2009

Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced it has begun shipping of a range of Capcom® - licensed Resident Evil™ 5 accessories, aimed at complementing the game’s release on the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 formats.

The licensed Resident Evil 5 accessories have been designed to appeal to the legions of Resident Evil® fans and enhance the groundbreaking game play in this latest installment of survival horror.

Products shipping in the range are as follows:

Official Resident Evil 5 Controller Faceplate – Xbox 360

Customize your controller in seconds with the official Resident Evil 5 Controller Faceplate. Snapping on to any official Xbox 360 Controller, the Faceplate depicts stunning Resident Evil 5-themed artwork. High quality and extremely durable, the Controller Faceplate maintains full comfort during sustained play.

MSRP: $14.99

Official Resident Evil 5 Faceplate and Console Skinz™ – Xbox 360

Featuring custom Resident Evil 5 artwork, the highly collectible Faceplate and Console Skinz allow gamers to customize their Xbox 360 consoles. Easy to apply and remove, the Console Skinz wrap around the top and bottom of the console and when combined with the Faceplate, create a stunning themed backdrop. Available in a choice of striking designs, the Resident Evil 5 Faceplate and Console Skinz present an eye-catching addition to any gamer’s living room.

MSRP: $29.99

Official Resident Evil 5 Controller Faceplate and Console Skinz – PLAYSTATION 3

Featuring characters and scenarios from Resident Evil 5, the highly collectible Console Skinz and Controller Faceplate allow gamers to customize their PLAYSTATION 3 consoles and official controllers. Easy to apply and remove, the Console Skinz adhere to the top of the console and provide a stunning themed landscape. In addition, the Controller Faceplate attaches quickly and safely to the official PLAYSTATION 3 controller providing matching artwork to the console.

MSRP: $29.99

Official Resident Evil 5 Bluetooth® Headset – PLAYSTATION 3

Communicate in hi-tech style with the official Resident Evil 5 Headset with Bluetooth wireless technology. Compatible with the Bluetooth 2.0 standard and with a range of up to 30 feet, the Headset allows PLAYSTATION 3 gamers to communicate online during game play. Charging directly from the PLAYSTATION 3 USB port, the Headset requires no external battery and provides the ultimate communication solution for Resident Evil fans. The Headset is available exclusively at GameStop® stores across the United States.

MSRP: $49.99

Official Resident Evil 5 Messenger Bag

Transport or store your console in comfort with the official Resident Evil 5 Messenger Bag. Sized for your console and accessories, the Messenger Bag is fashioned from high quality canvas and comes complete with a padded strap for comfort. Displaying full color game artwork, the Messenger Bag offers value and quality to any gamer.

MSRP: $49.99

Official Resident Evil 5 Wall Scroll

An eye-catching addition to the Resident Evil 5 range, the Wall Scroll provides the perfect finishing touch to any gaming environment. Featuring a breathtaking intricate design utilizing official Resident Evil 5 artwork, the Wall Scroll has been designed to be a highly collectible and unique addition to any fan’s collection.

MSRP: $14.99

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, “Mad Catz is excited to be part of such an enduring gaming franchise. To date, the Resident Evil series has sold over 34 million units worldwide and includes a trilogy of high-grossing box office movies. We’re confident that our line of accessories will appeal to seasoned Resident Evil veterans as well as gamers discovering the series for the very first time.”

“Following our successful launch of Street Fighter™ IV licensed products, Capcom® is pleased to continue our work with Mad Catz by introducing gamers to a new range of quality Resident Evil 5 accessories”, said Germaine Gioia, Senior Vice President of Licensing at Capcom Entertainment, Inc. “Resident Evil is a franchise which appeals to a discerning, core gaming demographic with a very large fan base and we’re sure that our fans will be excited to personalize their gaming experience with Mad Catz gear.”

The Mad Catz range of licensed Resident Evil 5 accessories is shipping now and is available at:

GameStop: www.gamestop.com/re5headset

Amazon, and other fine retailers across North America and key European territories.

For further information please contact:


Alex Verrey: Global PR & Communications Manager - t. +44 (0) 1908 336 538

e. averrey@madcatz.com

Michael Greco: Vice President of Marketing – t. +1-619-321-3564

e. mgreco@madcatz.com


Joseph Jaffoni, David Jacoby - Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated - t. 212/835-8500

e. mcz@jcir.com

About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

Mad Catz is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets accessories for videogame systems and publishes videogame software, including the industry-leading GameShark videogame enhancements, under its Mad Catz, GameShark and Joytech brands. Mad Catz also designs and markets mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers and other PC peripherals through its Saitek brand, and designs, manufactures and markets proprietary portable earphones under its AirDrives brand. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices across Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com, as well as www.gameshark.com, www.airdrives.com, www.saitek.com and www.joytech.net.

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