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Additional eight-way d-pad details revealed for the Street Fighter V FightPad Pro

Mad Catz Street Fighter V FightPad PRO 1The Mad Catz Store shopping website has put up a listing for the Street Fighter V FightPad Pro, revealing some new information in regards to the unique looking directional pad. According to the retailer, the d-pad has been “custom-crafted” for games in the fighting genre. The eight-way motions should make it easier to perform certain button combinations when compared to the DualShock 4 and other controllers with a traditional directional pad. You can check out the details on the pad below:

FightPad PRO’s eight-way D-Pad is custom-crafted for fighting games. Intricate motions are easier to perform compared to standard D-Pads. This provides a distinct advantage over traditional controllers and helps you hurl fireballs with ease. Hadoken!

For the uninformed, the Mad Catz Street Fighter V FightPad Pro also comes with a left analog stick in addition to L2 and R2 triggers. Both of these aren’t normally found in a controller dedicated to fighting games.

The FightPad Pro should arrive on the same day as the launch of Street Fighter V, which is coming out on February 16 in 2016. In addition to the Mad Catz Store, you can preorder the controller with this Amazon link.

The fifth main installment of the series is launching with 16 characters with more coming via downloadable content. The DLC can be earned with in-game currency or by using your real money.