Mortal Kombat’s new fight stick

Tom Coyne -

Mad Catz have created a new fight stick panel for the upcoming Mortal Kombat game.

Mad Catz call this new panel the ‘Mortal Kombat “Kombat Fight Stick Ultimate Edition Panel.”

The unique panel is specifically designed to resemble the traditional button lay out once found on the original Mortal Kombat arcade machines.

The panel isn’t really much use if being used for other games, mostly due to the unique layout. The buttons are positioned slightly differently to a regular Street Fighter or Tekken fight stick.

The reason for this is to resemble the old controls almost perfectly, and to tweak some of the older layouts flaws, spacing the buttons closer together.

The panel makes it a lot easier to perform Mortal Kombat style combos, counters, and most importantly Mortal Kombat’s unique and difficult fatalities.

However, Mad Catz have stressed many times over that the stick panel is not a brand new arcade stick, but it is simply a modification that fits over existing tournament game fight sticks.

No price or release date has been announced as of yet, but the panel will be available from Mad Catz online store, and it is rumoured to coincide with the release of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

A video of the panel is available for viewing on YouTube.

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