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Mad Catz' Killer Instinct TE 2 fightstick now available for pre-order, priced at $200 - to be released on Xbox One launch day

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 10, 2013 at 3:43 p.m. PDT
Mad Catz has just divulged details on their upcoming Tournament Edition 2 Killer Instinct fightstick that will be exclusive to the Xbox One. The arcade stick will be available on the launch day of the console, November 22nd of this year, and is now currently up for pre-orders.

The KI TE2 retains a price tag of $199.99 USD. Head over to the Mad Catz store to place your purchase.

Currently, pre-orders are only available for North America, but Europe will be able to pre-purchase the TE2 soon. Also, be sure to check out the pre-order page for a full list of details about the fightstick, including information on the adjustable LEDs, Sanwa joystick and pushbuttons, removable top panel, and more.


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Source: Mad Catz, and MarkMan's Twitter.

Comments

diddysinatra said on October 10, 2013 at 3:46 p.m.

Dat heavy duty price for a single mod stick though...

#1
disp said on October 10, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

It looks ok, sturdy, well-arranged and neatly designed. Good, but not $200 good.

#2
Hypermarth said on October 10, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

I bet this will sell..... soooooo well..... >.>....

#3
ShakeTheWorm said on October 10, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

The artwork is awful but it seems to be some pretty good material.

Next gen is gonna ruin us though. 400/500$ for a console, 200$ for a stick, and I'm not even counting the games... Yeah, definitely not buying this at launch.

#4
Cylentkila said on October 10, 2013 at 3:51 p.m.

Hmmm...so day 1 I will need an Xbox One $499 + Mad Catz stick $199 + and an optional game ($59.99) just for kicks. So around close to $800 after taxes?? Yeaaaaaaaaa....I DONT THINK SO!!

#5
Nader886 said on October 10, 2013 at 3:52 p.m.

good luck at $200...

#6
SadisticSamurai said on October 10, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.

I expected more from the inside of the stick. Every preview video I saw for the TE2 the Madcatz rep hyped it up saying the insides were top secret.....

Guess they hadnt decided on wire placement :/

#7
Super_Shoto_Fighter_4 said on October 10, 2013 at 3:56 p.m.

Plus the subscription service on top of that too.

#8
JRXP2011 said on October 10, 2013 at 3:58 p.m.

Already bought the xbox, and will get KI. This is kind of steep for a stick, but if no other brands release sticks for the xbone for awhile, this price is gonna stick.

#9
Mojo said on October 10, 2013 at 4:08 p.m.

Madcatz pretty much just told everyone to fuc* off after buying their sticks for 4 years. You know if they maybe released a convertor as well and charged $50 for it I wouldn't mind, but they expect people to try this remake of a terrible game when they have to spend $500 on a console and another $200 on a stick?

#10
BlankaBeast said on October 10, 2013 at 4:15 p.m.

Get ready for those "half off" deals

Thats when they might sell some.

Stinks that msoft doest allow all the current sticks/pads on the bone.

#11
wallie said on October 10, 2013 at 4:18 p.m.

$200 seems a bit high. especially if qanba and others come in at the same price or lower for a ps4/xbone stick

#12
anthonygamer said on October 10, 2013 at 4:19 p.m.

Glad I use a $12 fightpad. :-)

#13
chowdizzle said on October 10, 2013 at 4:27 p.m.

Visually, the TE has never looked so much like such a hunk of plastic.

#14
HooliganComboFTW said on October 10, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Just so you know PS4 will require to buy another stick as well its not a MS exclusive thing. PS3 made you get PS3 controllers and same with PS4.

#15
Valiantheart said on October 10, 2013 at 4:35 p.m.

According to the last article I read on PS4 you will not be required to buy new peripherals.

#16
JrockEclipse said on October 10, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.

$200.00 is just too overpriced. $140 is reasonable for release. They are just hurting themselves.

#17
meowmeowkittenz said on October 10, 2013 at 4:44 p.m.

Had MS said if regular USB keyboards are going to work on xbone?

#18
CaptainHowdy said on October 10, 2013 at 4:49 p.m.

Yes you will. Everything in the PS4 has been changed up, just like the X1. Only the move, blue ray remote, PlayStation eye will work with the PS4.

#19
MarkMan said on October 10, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

According to what I know, you will need new sticks for PS4.

But what do I know about arcade sticks?

#20
shroudripper said on October 10, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

$200????? On the brightside, all the characters of the game are on it. Next gen keeps getting worse everyday.

#21
originalhuman said on October 10, 2013 at 4:51 p.m.

$40 more expensive then the original TE stick.

dat strap technology.

#22
Warcloud said on October 10, 2013 at 4:58 p.m.

I'm also already all in on the Xbone however this stick better be available at Gamestop. I don't want to pay a premium for shipping to guarantee that I get this stick at release and if I do I want to deal with Amazon/Gamestop or a site that I can trust to make sure the shipping cost ensures arrival by the 22nd.

#23
FightDirty said on October 10, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.

LOL! So true!

#24
DARKKARASBLADE said on October 10, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.

PS3 sticks wont work on PS4 either so yeah.

#25
DARKKARASBLADE said on October 10, 2013 at 5:09 p.m.

They said it could happen.

#26
daisetsu said on October 10, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.

ill eventually get one where are more fighting games for nextgen.

#27
hijahijo said on October 10, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

200$ is just too expensive. The TE2 sticks are around 150-ish and one would think almost the same tech is in these new sticks, aside from the PCB for XB1. It looks like they are passing the R&D and design costs to the consumers. The normal cost of materials should not be something equivalent to a handheld(3ds/vita).

#28
DunnDeal said on October 10, 2013 at 5:28 p.m.

The design of the stick is sexy but the artwork looks dull like the printer was running low on ink

#29
BoozerX said on October 10, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#30
Clamper said on October 10, 2013 at 5:34 p.m.

Agreed, it looks too "plastic". Didn't like it at all. Also way too expensive.

#31
SummerUndercover said on October 10, 2013 at 5:45 p.m.

Nope. As some people have mentioned above, $200 dollars for a single-mod stick is ridiculous. Functionality aside, it's not aesthetically pleasing either.

#32
BaltimoreAce said on October 10, 2013 at 5:47 p.m.

The art is terrible. Ugh...

#33
ReddChief said on October 10, 2013 at 5:49 p.m.

Can't wait to get one of these the PS4 version that is and without the hideous KI spinoff characters

#34
Wa1rior said on October 10, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

Thank God i am a PAD player lol

#35
Imknomad said on October 10, 2013 at 6 p.m.

MarkMan also said they gonna try and have the stick shipped so we can enjoy it on Launch day! My Body is Ready!!!

#36
JMJ_X said on October 10, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.

A new stick for a new console.. its a no brainer its going to be $200.00 stick. Its gonna be trim down later down the line. Even if you don't like the visual of it you have the option to make your own designs for the stick and also change it on the fly. It's pretty advance technology, To say the least

#37
FlynnChop said on October 10, 2013 at 6:16 p.m.

Uh. So not to troll or anything, but will this be the only fight stick available for Xbox One at KI's launch?

I may actually hold off on the game for a while if so :\ It's just so...

...disgusting.

#38
Boobstown said on October 10, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.

Id rather buy a stick for 80 bucks and wait for a mod/adapter.

#39
GakoTheChef said on October 10, 2013 at 6:28 p.m.

Ugly.....ugly, ugly thing.

#40
Villest1 said on October 10, 2013 at 6:34 p.m.

So these will be SHIPPED OUT on launch day correct? Meaning unless we want to cough up an additional 80$ for overnight shipping we will have to wait about 1-2 weeks after launch to actually get our hands on them?

Really wish Madcatz would also sell directly through Amazon. I would LOVE to wake up on the 22nd to my new Xbone and arcade stick thanks to Amazon release date delivery...

#41
DARKKARASBLADE said on October 10, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

There not.

#42
fighto2000 said on October 10, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.

No stick is worth $200.00!!! It better be able to do more then just play a game if it gonna be that much. Im sure nothing much change just a new output for the xbox1.

#43
TheTHCGamer said on October 10, 2013 at 6:54 p.m.

Im really lookin forward to KI but im not going to lie I don't think that stick looks great. I just don't like the design of the stick it looks generic but that's just me.

#44
bcarrdi said on October 10, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.

The jury is still out with regards to PS3 sticks working with PS4. One top sony exec was quoted as saying they "probably" will, then Madcatz said their products absolutely will not. The question is will last gen sticks not made by Madcatz work?
Most recently it is confirmed that the Dualshock 4 will work natively on PC without the need to download drivers. As we know ps4s design is like that of a pc so I believe that it should accept any devices that use standard usb format

#45
gqazndood said on October 10, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

Well this looks like a different version of their Tournament edition sticks. $200? It's the same price as the VERSUS editions of the SFxTK sticks. And those are sold out. The only ones I see on their store or on the internet are the Cross and Line versions that go for about $150. So When people are saying "Not for $200" you have to see what people are actually doing than saying, because what they say doesn't necessarily portray what people actually do. Which in this case, purchase a $200 stick because they want to.

#46
DunnDeal said on October 10, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

Yes but we're talking about a $200 arcade stick + $500 Xbox One + $50 Killer instinct (or $40)

#47
originalhuman said on October 10, 2013 at 7:34 p.m.

sheep gettin' sheared up in these comments

#48
Dude130 said on October 10, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.

200 DOLLARS! REALLY? I could make my own for less.

#49
courte said on October 10, 2013 at 7:41 p.m.

this is a really bad look for those guys. i'm usually the one trying to apply some sort of long term logic to the XBOXONE discussion but jeez, if you can't use any old fightsticks

560 for console with tax
60 for a year of XBOXLIVE if you don't have it already [or one month]
200 fightstick

I know KI is free to play, but there's also a 20 and 40 dollar version, right?

those $$$ feels, though

#50
courte said on October 10, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

But Guilty Gear tho.
right?

#51
courte said on October 10, 2013 at 7:44 p.m.

that should be bundled with the whole game. that's a lot of scratch to drop either on launch or for a while after.

considering how fighting games and art hold hands throughout all of time, you would think they'd at least offer up alternate plates. that art could be much better. it looks a t-shirt gamestop would give out for attending midnight launch

#52
slayereyez said on October 10, 2013 at 7:52 p.m.

Am I to understand that there will NEVER be a converter for my current stick that works on ps3/x360/pc? I ask cuz you would know.

#53
sagejonathan said on October 10, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

Here I am praying PS4 will allow me to use my PS3 stick.

#54
6ixx said on October 10, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

200 Dollars? Absolutely not.

That early prototype build looked way better. I'm not about to give up 200 dollars for a underwhelming stick. Would much rather play pad. Not even worth 150 dollars. The stick art is absolutely terrible. Can't wait to see what Eight Arc is going to be developing. I'd Pay that kind of cash for a next gen dual mod

#55
KingKong said on October 10, 2013 at 8:49 p.m.

So the arcade fightsitck pro is priced at 129 USD on the US madcatz website, but I just noticed that for some reason it's 149 EUR (200 Dollars) on my country's official Madcatz store. So my question is how much is this Xbox One stick going to cost me? 250 EUR or some crazy nonsense???? Anyway I really wanted to play the new KI but man this is ridiculous, I mean, we're looking at 750 for the console & the stick (that's more than 1000 dollars by the way). I'm outta here

#56
TickleMaster said on October 10, 2013 at 8:59 p.m.

does anyone know where to buy an AMERICAN style fightstick? i bought an sf one and it does not feel like the arcade

#57
testdummy101 said on October 10, 2013 at 9:11 p.m.

500(X1)+200(TE)+40(KI)60(xbox live)+Nyc tax =$hitttt (871.00)
going to wait for a controller mod...60.00 and keep my old TE stick

#58
shoryuken78 said on October 10, 2013 at 9:24 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#59
fineyoungcanibal said on October 10, 2013 at 9:48 p.m.

too expensive and ugly artwork, will wait.

#60
MarkMan said on October 10, 2013 at 9:57 p.m.

Gotta love comments here. If anyone has any questions that they would need help with, please feel free to contact me or post here. I will be checking all day tomorrow.

If you have snide comments, at least be accurate or knowledgeable.

Thanks :)

#61
Echo01 said on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m.

Bloody hell. Anyone looking to pick up an X1, KI and a stick on launch day...

#62
Paramisery said on October 10, 2013 at 10:02 p.m.

I'm sure it's been asked before on here, but will a preordered stick arrive on november 22? I don't mind ordering, but at the same time would rather buy from a retail outlet if I'd have to wait on shipping.

#63
Darkdragon007 said on October 10, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.

Well if you guys don't buy the sticks, and complain in a big enough herd. They will change that. Both the Xbone, and PS4 are windows based machines. So adding the controller support will be very easy to do. We as a community have to give them a reason to do so. Sony stated they had no current plans for 3rd party peripherals to be usable. That doesn't mean plans can change.

I mean look at the setup for the Xbone from reveal day to today. We can make it happen.

#64
RedRapperSux said on October 10, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.

It's ugly and overpriced. Simple as that.

#65
Darkdragon007 said on October 10, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.

Are you wanting a fully set up one, or looking to change out just the stick? The only bat style sticks fully set up I know of currently is Xarcade sticks. But if you don't mind changing out the stick itself.

http://www.twistedquarter.com/index.p...

http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/280...

These are the 2 sites I go to the most. Paradise even has it to where you can buy just the top to change out if you want. Either site has lots of choices.

If you want a fully set up stick then you are either going to have to build it yourself or have someone else do so.

#66
SethGravijah said on October 10, 2013 at 11:39 p.m.

It's the a shame (understand by that : mockery) the new hi-tech consoles "can't" "recognize" a controller with 2 axes and 10 buttons while the plug system is the same. They want people to buy again an incredibly expensive peripheral without thinking to the guy like us that just bought an expensive VS pro stick 6 months ago ?

In which dream do those people live ? Do they think we all have 1000$ to throw for a new game ? Haven't they heard something about global world crisis recently ?

#67
MarkMan said on October 11, 2013 at 12:33 a.m.

Yeah we are hoping to make sure the product ships and arrives to people before Nov. 22nd. Once I have a better idea on delivery of the sticks/our shipping schedule... I'll be able to post details to the community.

#68
originalhuman said on October 11, 2013 at 12:55 a.m.

madcatz seems to have forgotten what got them here in the first place - they came out with the awesome TE fighstick and if you didn't want to spend that much - the very decent SE.

just because madcatz throws a few shillings at tournaments, that shouldn't buy anyone's loyalty.

stealing the razer fightstick hinge idea and throwing LEDs on it is pretty bleh.

hold onto your wallets folks.

#69
DriftinGooner said on October 11, 2013 at 12:59 a.m.

How long will we wait for news on UK info????????

#70
Miniabel said on October 11, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

Microsoft is the no1 of OS, you can plug your xbox controller in win 7,8 and vista but we cant do it on xbox one, a microsoft hardware...

200$ ...really madcatz?

#71
FalsoL said on October 11, 2013 at 2:11 a.m.

I will don't buy a Xone at all, so if it would cost a million bucks, for me, is great

#72
bcarrdi said on October 11, 2013 at 2:26 a.m.

Do you have a link for those sony comments?...Ive been holding out hope the HITBOX will be playable on ps4.

#73
TickleMaster said on October 11, 2013 at 2:53 a.m.

preferably id rather pay somone to build one (fancy art, light up buttons ect with a bat top) but that xarcade one looks exactly what i need. thanx man hopefully it works for the ecksbocks1

#74
Focusflute said on October 11, 2013 at 4:15 a.m.

Anything stopping anyone from buying a WIRED X1 controller and putting the pcb in your current stick?

#75
Dtwizzy said on October 11, 2013 at 4:34 a.m.

I Like the little sticker inside which tells which wire belongs to which button.

#76
spman2099 said on October 11, 2013 at 4:39 a.m.

The art is embarrassing, the price is too high. That is what we call a "swing and a miss". I hope Sony considers allowing the use of third party peripherals on the PS4. I can't afford to invest in another stick if I am buying a new console (especially if they are all brutally overpriced like this one). More troubling, I can't stand to play fighting games with a pad anymore.

#77
Malesoun said on October 11, 2013 at 5:10 a.m.

Markman showing how much he is the consummate professional belittling other opinions.

The stick looks awful, material cost + design doesn't merit that price tag.

#78
DriftinGooner said on October 11, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.

Hey guys nobody is forcing you to buy it if you dont like it fair enough butno need to try ruin the hype for others. And please dont moan about artwork when its changable. I personally love the stick and think they have done a great job and the minute it becomes avalible to pre order in UK i will buy. $200 is not alot of money imo for somthing you may use for the next 5+ years , i have had my TE since its realse and more than had my use from it. Im pretty confident TE2 will be worth the investment allover again.

#79
Bulletwithbatwings said on October 11, 2013 at 5:34 a.m.

Now that Injustice was announced on PS4, will we be getting a stick? I'm really hoping the PS4 offers legacy support. Even an adapter would be acceptable.

#80
Joseph said on October 11, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.

Stinks that MS, Sony, Nintendo and every other console manufacturer in history doesn't allow legacy sticks to work on new consoles.

Fixed.

#81
deadedbypanda said on October 11, 2013 at 7:06 a.m.

I don't get why people are complaining about having to buy a new stick with a new console. Hasn't it been this way for a while? People are ripping on the $200 price tag, and yeah, it's a bit much. However, if you look at the stick, it looks to have all the features of the $200 razer stick people are snatching up everywhere mixed with a pretty much stolen design from foehammer.

So yeah, if you want a razers functionality and a plastic foehammer design, this is your stick. If not, shut up and wait for the other manufacturers to release their sticks. As of now, this is the only announced stick for the nextgen consoles (I could be wrong on that).

#82
Joseph said on October 11, 2013 at 7:07 a.m.

Pretty sure there will be a cheapo SE2 coming soon...

#83
VanZan said on October 11, 2013 at 7:12 a.m.

Feels good to be a PC gamer!

#84
ForTheViolence said on October 11, 2013 at 7:36 a.m.

You totally sold the stick, razed functionality and a plastic foehammer? You couldn't make that sound any more horrible for $200.

#85
YouDontKnowMe said on October 11, 2013 at 7:36 a.m.

What other fighting games are coming out at launch for next gen? I can only think of KI. Since XB1 can't play 360 games $200 seems a lot just to have a stick for one game.

#86
DunnDeal said on October 11, 2013 at 7:45 a.m.


I agree. They should've been announced a PS4 stick when they found out Guilty Gear was coming out for it

#87
streetfighterjoe said on October 11, 2013 at 7:48 a.m.

$200 Ouchhh

#88
cashcowcom said on October 11, 2013 at 7:55 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#89
doublef said on October 11, 2013 at 8:19 a.m.

Will the regular TE2 (without the K.I. artwork) be available on 11/22?

#90
wassabi01 said on October 11, 2013 at 8:20 a.m.

hi markman, I just purchased a madcatz fightstick for the xbox 360 8 months ago,, will there be a fightstick converter so i can use my xbox 360 fightstick on the xbox one in the near future? thanks !

#91
Sickn3s said on October 11, 2013 at 8:39 a.m.

That stick design looks ugly not worth 200 dollars I'll wait on cheaper sticks sorry I'll pass

#92
MatchFixah said on October 11, 2013 at 9:09 a.m.

What about Australia? Are we getting one sent out ready for launch?

#93
BlitzN said on October 11, 2013 at 9:18 a.m.

Guys the game is only $20. So it's only $220 for the stick and the game, that's equivalent to $160 stick with any other top tier fighter release.

Plus yeah a premium for launch product what did you all think it was going to be free???

#94
Tenchi_Sokaigen said on October 11, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.

Ugh, definitely not worth the price, 50 bucks more for a Fighting Edge is like a no brainer, Don´t gonna pay that for a Killer instinct JPEG under a plastic case. And don´t tell me "of course it´s more expensive it´s on the Xbone only." it´s just different wiring for it to work on the new xbox. Can´t believe madcatz is gonna try making money with this, This will be the only fighting game for this console for the next 1-2 years, how about a new Dreamcast fightstick if you´re already on it? Definitely not worth it, save your money guys.

#95
Ryu_Apprentice said on October 11, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.

Yay! I'm a hybrid player. Where's my Xbone pad at? Seriously the stick is not expensive. Besides there are always discounts available at events and also give aways.

But damn $500 for xbox 1 that's a blaster combo
PLUS $200 stick that will be a killer combo
PLUS the game and after tax, you have Ultra!!! Combo!!!

*bows and poses

#96
Tenchi_Sokaigen said on October 11, 2013 at 10:02 a.m.

Yeah, plus the money for the Xbox on launch, and a year of live gold subscription, will make 780 $ + eventually additional KI DLC, wow what a deal. He´s totaly right guys, do you think it´s going to be free?!

780$ for everything is a no brainer in my opinion, who needs rent right?

I´m not cheap at all, but this is just ludicrous to the max.

Edit: oh yeah, you save 60 bucks for the free launch membership. So it´s only 720$, my bad, that justifies everything.

#97
BlitzN said on October 11, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

No by all means pay your rent 1st. Video games are a LUXURY not a right.

I'm saying I expected the stick to be $130-$150... So when I'm already planning on dropping $650 plushy tax. When the stick is $50 more then I expected that not much I already planned on this being $600 plus that's no surprise and shouldn't be to anyone.

Theres no need for anything to be justified. That's just what it cost to play games... Privilege not a right!

#98
Joseph said on October 11, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

When is Qanba coming out with new dual mod?!?!

#99
TwoDogKnight said on October 11, 2013 at 10:27 a.m.

Consoles cost money. Nothing new. If you can't afford it right away, don't buy it right away.

Saying it will cost 7-$800 to play one game is misleading, bad math or both.

First, there are other games to play at launch as well and there will be many more over the life of the system. (DUH!)

Second, KI can be had for 20 bucks.

3rd, not everyone uses a fight stick. Like me for example.

Again, waiting for prices to come down sucks but they inevitably will. No point in throwing tantrums over something you can't change. Save up your money, and buy it when you can. When I was in college I wanted to get subs and an amp for my car. With a part time job after rent, books and everything else, it took me nearly 2 years (!) to piece it all together. (10 years later it's all sitting in my basement gathering dust. lol)

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