Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it has begun shipping Rock Band 4 to retail ahead of its October 6, 2015 launch date. Co-published by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. (“Harmonix”) and Mad Catz, Rock Band 4 is the next generation of the award-winning social and interactive music gaming franchise available for Xbox One and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
“Since announcing Rock Band 4 earlier in the year, we have been highly focused on working alongside Harmonix, first party platform partners and our global retail partners to ensure a timely delivery of the game and its hardware and software bundles ahead of launch,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We’re thrilled with the positive feedback the game and our Rock Band 4 wireless game controllers have received from gamers, press and throughout the industry. We can’t wait for gamers to get their hands on Rock Band 4 and look forward to welcoming a new generation of gamers to the Rock Band experience.”
Products shipping include:
•Rock Band 4 video game, stand-alone software;
•Band-in-a-Box Bundle™, which includes the Rock Band 4 game, a Wireless Fender™ Stratocaster™ Guitar Controller, a Wireless Drum Kit Controller and a Microphone; and
•Guitar Bundle, which includes the Rock Band 4 game and a Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller.
Winner of multiple awards and nominations at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), including “Best Music Game” from IGN and Game Informer, 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.