You'll be able to 8-way-run in style next year, as Mad Catz is introducing a Soulcalibur 5-themed version of its Tournament Edition FightStick, shipping for Xbox 360 and PS3 to coincide with the launch of Namco's latest. Fittingly, it's called the "Soul Edition," though it thankfully doesn't claim to take the soul of its user in exchange.

Like the Soul Edge, however, SC5's fight stick is composed of mythical, unknown parts (Mad Catz isn't telling just yet). The "Soul Edition" fight stick will launch in January 2012 alongside Soulcalibur 5, though we've yet to receive an official price.
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MAD CATZ® ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH NAMCO BANDAI GAMES INC® TO CREATE
SOULCALIBUR™V ARCADE FIGHTSTICK SOUL EDITION

SOULCALIBUR™V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition Is Expected to Launch Worldwide
January 2012

San Diego – October 25, 2011 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ)
announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Namco Bandai Games Inc, to produce the
SOULCALIBUR™V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition, a Tournament Edition fighting game controller
for use with the upcoming SOULCALIBUR V videogame. The agreement gives Mad Catz worldwide
rights to ship products for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony®.

"The FightStick product category continues to perform well for us globally and the addition of the popular
SOULCALIBUR franchise leverages both our brand and market leadership." said Darren Richardson, the
President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "Leveraging licenses on a global basis
is part of our long term growth strategy to build our worldwide business."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.