Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One Unveiled at EVO 2014

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It’s that time of year again! Thousands of people have flocked to Las Vegas for the Evolution Championship Series, better known to most simply as EVO. It’s the world’s premier fighting game tournament, featuring games like Ultra Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. And Razer has taken this grand opportunity to formally announce its brand new Razer Atrox arcade fighting stick for the Xbox One.

As you can probably surmise, the Razer Atrox for the Xbox One is practically identical to the version that the company had previously released for the Xbox 360. You get tournament-grade Sanwa Denshi buttons, authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top (and the ability to swap to a bat top if you prefer), and–perhaps most importantly of all–easy one-touch access to the internals. The Razer Atrox was built for modding, as it’s easy to swap out the top plate for custom artwork too.

In fact, since the main fighting game on the Xbox One is Killer Instinct, Razer got together with Microsoft to come up with a special limited edition faceplate with Sabrewulf, Jago, Orchid, Sadira, Thunder and Glacius for EVO 2014.

Considering the kind of success folks like Justin Wong and EVO 2013 Street Fighter champion Xian have had with the Xbox 360 Razer Atrox, the Xbox One version should be just as great. The Razer Atrox for Xbox One will be available through Razerzone.com next month for $199.99. Check out the full press release below for more information.

Full Press Release »

RAZER ANNOUNCES ATROX ARCADE FIGHTING STICK FOR XBOX ONE™

Razer’s latest controller adds to its growing console gaming lineup that gives gamers the competitive edge

July 11, 2014:
LAS VEGAS (EVO 2014) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today unveiled the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for at The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2014, the world’s largest fighting game tournament. Tested by some of the world’s best eSports athletes, the new console controller is customizable and constructed with modders and competitive gamers in mind.

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Razer is building on the success of the original Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360®, applying many years of collective gaming experience from pro gamers and the Razer community. Some of the world’s best eSports athletes who beta tested the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One will be participating in EVO 2014, including Team Razer member Xian, the event’s defending champion. Additionally, Razer partnered with Microsoft to design a limited edition faceplate for Killer Instinct – the exclusive launch title for the Xbox One, which is being showcased at EVO 2014.

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The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One is the definitive Arcade Stick for tournament-grade gaming. It features eight genuine Sanwa™ Denshi buttons and an ergonomically authentic arcade layout. The inside of the platform opens up at the touch of a button, making it a breeze to customize for all tastes and play styles. Users are able to swap in their own personal designs for a unique look and feel by way of a honeycomb structure that allows for easy customization of internal components.

Dedicated slots inside the controller can be used to store the included alternate bat-top joystick, detachable USB cable and bundled screwdriver that can be used for easy modding.

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“We designed the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One on the same principles that made the Razer Atrox for Xbox 360 so popular amongst the fighting game community,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Professional gaming is growing rapidly into a global phenomenon, and gear like the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One will help fighting game players everywhere dominate the opposition in style, match after match.”

Razer previously demonstrated its ability to produce tournament-grade console products with the Razer Sabertooth and Razer Onza Xbox 360 controllers and the Razer Carcharias Xbox 360 gaming headset. For more information on the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One, go to http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-controllers/razer-atrox

Price: $199.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – August 2014
Worldwide – August 2014

Product features:

8 tournament-grade Sanwa™ Denshi buttons
Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top and additional bat top
Interchangeable top plate allows for custom artwork finishes
Easy one-touch access to internals and storage
Fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
Storage room for alternative bat top joystick and more
13 ft. / 4 m detachable screw-lock USB cable for secure connection
Screwdriver included for modding

About the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One:

Arcade gaming has come a long way since its glory days– a nostalgic era whose sensibilities are woven into the fabric of contemporary gaming innovation and culture. Hours spent at the arcade honed the gamer in you. For every coin you inserted, every combo you executed, every hit you took and every ultra you unleashed in return, you became a better player. This is the approach we took when designing the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick.

About Razer:

Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for four years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.

Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

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Michael Kwan is a freelance writer who also happens to be a professional gadget geek. From smartphones to digital cameras, he's gotta get 'em all. Follow him on Twitter: @michaelkwan.

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