Tatsunoko VS. Capcom Arcade FightStick Out Now-1.052010-01-26 21:05:22Maura S Today is a day of double celebration! Not only has Capcom finally released its long-awaited Nintendo Wii-exclusive fighting game Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars in North America (it’s out on January 29th in the UK), Mad Catz has also released the licensed Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Arcade FightStick to go with the game. It really does look like a beautiful thing, doesn’t it? Mad Catz’ previous FightSticks for the PS3 and Xbox 360 have been extremely well-received, so it’s great to see the Wii finally getting this quality piece of kit too. The FightStick features newly developed high-performance Joystick and Action Buttons, alongside some gorgeous artwork from famous Japanese artist Shinkiro featuring characters from the game, including Street Fighter’s Ryu and Chun-Li. Each button has Dual-speed Turbo functionality, complete with LED indicators, which enables gamers to execute moves with lighting speed. The eight-button arcade configuration will feel very familiar to arcade fighting- game veterans, while an integrated D-Pad switch allows gamers to alternate between D-Pad and Left or Right Analog Sticks for maximum compatibility. There’s even a locking switch provided to prevent accidental operation of the Home button or Turbo settings. The FightStick connects directly to the official or Mad Catz Remotes, meaning that it doesn’t have to be connected to the console. “Capcom is pleased to continue working with Mad Catz to introduce the FightStick to the Wii community and allow fans of Tatsunoko VS. Capcom to experience the game in the way it was meant to be played,” said Christian Svensson, vice president business development & strategic planning at Capcom. “Many Wii owners are already enjoying Capcom fighting games via the Virtual Console facility and with the launch of Tatsunko VS. Capcom, we thought it important to give our fan base the opportunity to play with the Arcade FightStick.” The Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Arcade FightStick is available now for $79.99.