‘Finish Him’ with a PDP Mortal Kombat Fight Stick

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Performance Designed Products, in collaboration with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros., will be releasing an official arcade Fight Stick controller for the latest attempt at a Mortal Kombat reboot, shipping on April 19th for PS3 and Xbox 360. These are the joystick specifics:

PDP and NetherRealm Studios have collaborated to produce the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick, which features exclusive custom artwork. The Mortal Kombat Fight Stick will only be available as part of the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition or for sale in extremely limited numbers on PDP.com. The Mortal Kombat Fight Stick has been designed to reflect the look and feel of the classic Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet and its ergonomic button layout has been updated with additional design and technological touches to create the ideal joystick for serious console players.

The inner workings of the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick are composed of high quality arcade parts from Suzo Happ and are easily accessed without the need of any tools. Inside the joystick base, all parts and wires are protected by a unique plastic shield emblazoned with the Mortal Kombat logo, and there is room to store cables and a copy of the game. The underside of the Mortal Kombat Fight Stick is lined with velvet-wrapped memory foam for the comfort of players who hold the stick on their lap, while rubberized feet at the bottom corners will prevent the stick from sliding when placed on a table or similar surface.

The press release doesn’t mention a price, but with it being sold in such limited supply it’ll likely cost a pretty penny.

In tandem with the Fight Stick release, PDP will also be hosting a Mortal Kombat tournament taking place at Bally’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas on May 14th and 15th. There, kombatants will face off using the PDP joystick, battling to the death for $21,000 worth of prizes. Registration will be limited to the first 1,500 challengers, so “get over” to the www.pdp.com/mortalkombat and enter your email to be notified as soon as registration opens.

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