Marvel Fighting Pad: On Xbox 360 Potentially PS3 Soon

When it comes to accessories for games consoles we try to bring you as many of the devices as possible, we have recently reported on an Xbox 360 wireless headset being made by Mad Catz and also the Razer Onza Xbox 360 controllers in the tournament and standard editions.

Now we have heard about a new controller that is coming from pdp.com, it is aesthetically pleasing with varying Marvel characters and a slightly different design to your average controller. It has been pretty much completely redesigned.

The buttons have been slightly shifted with the LB and RB buttons featuring on the face of the controller and the side where the analogue stick has been extended so that you can grip the controller with one hand in a stable fashion. When we play games at the moment, we hold the pad with both hands and use our thumbs on the X, A, B and Y buttons, with the redesign it means you will be able to use your fingers and develop different gaming techniques.

The start and select buttons have been moved to the top of the device and the second joystick removed, this is obviously purely for fighting games. From the video at the bottom of the article, they say it’s to give an arcade feel to it. You can read more from the press release by clicking here.

As things stand, the pad is only available on the Xbox 360 but of course, if it’s successful then we will more than likely see a PlayStation 3 version as well. The controller is retailing for $39.99 and is available for pre-ordering, this will ship for February 14th.

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