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SplitFish FragFX controllers continue to evolve, now more fishy


While "10.10.10" made for a dramatic release date, oddball peripheral manufacturer SplitFish has announced a revised November 1 street date for the next iterations of its FragFX controller (think: Wii Nunchuk, sans accelerometer, tethered to a mouse). Having already introduced a "Pro" edition last year, SplitFish went with the "deadly [aquatic] predator" motif for the 2010 series, which includes: the wireless FragFX Shark and its wired counterparts, the fire engine red FragFX Piranha (pictured) and more subtle FragFX Barracuda.

The Shark, compatible with PS3, PC and Mac systems, will retail for a whopping $90. The Barracuda and Piranha, only for PS3, will go for $70 and $50, respectively. Splitfish notes that its 2010 FragFX lineup will coincide with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops on November 9.

"It may look like the Pro," says endorser Dennis Dozier, the "#1 Global CoD Champ," comparing the Shark to last year's model (itself an upgrade of the 2007 original). "It is definitely not the Pro."

Gallery: SplitFish 2010 FragFX Controller Series (Shark, Barracuda & Piranha) | 5 Photos

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Energy Saving Wireless FRAGFX SHARK Ultra Weapon and Wired Counterparts, FRAGFX BARRACUDA and FRAGFX PIRANHA Optimized for First-Person Shooters will be arriving in Stores in Time for Call of Duty: BLACK OPS Release

Zurich, Switzerland / Edmonton, Canada, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 - SplitFish Ltd., today announced a November 1st, 2010 street date for the much anticipated new FRAGFX SHARK, BARRACUDA and PIRANHA. The street date for Splitfish's new line of First Person Shooter game peripherals will coincide with Activision's® CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS release.

SPLITFISH unveiled this new line up of innovative wireless and wired controllers to rave reviews last month at GAMESCOM 2010 in Cologne, Germany. What makes the flagship FRAGFX SHARK controller special is the newly developed, high performance, energy saving wireless system, newly designed and ultra accurate mouse, and it's multiple platform compatibility with PLAYSTATION 3, MAC and PC.

"The FRAGFX SHARK is an all new dimension of controller that SPLITFISH is offering to first person shooter gamers," commented Werner Demetz, Splitfish president. "The Shark brings the best design elements of the dominating FRAGFX mouse and adds a solid, full featured wireless system, a new mouse design with ultra sensitive buttons, and a playing time of 50hrs or more on a single AA battery. We are very proud of how this controller performs and are excited to be able to offer it to gamers on PS3, MAC and PC. We are also proud to be able to offer two excellent and economical new wired options with the FRAGFX BARRACUDA and FRAGFX PIRANHA for PLAYSTATION 3 gamers."

FragFX Barracuda and PiranhaFRAGFX SHARK, BARRACUDA and PIRANHA can be purchased from any of our suggested retailers or ordered direct at:

The manufacturer's suggested price of the Shark is $89.99 and 79.99 Euro, the Barracuda is $69.99 and 59.99 Euro, and the Piranha is only $49.99 and 39.99 Euro.

Splitfish Gameware develops, manufactures and distributes innovative peripherals to enhance console gaming. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that provide gamers with input devices to fit their gameplay styles and improve user experience. The company has distribution through major European, U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with other distributors worldwide. SPLITFISH AG is headquartered in ZURICH SWITZERLAND. Please go to or call + 41 44 586 77 33 for more information.

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