Video Shows Mortal Kombat X Fightpad and How It Works

Fighting game purists might scoff at gamers using controllers instead of arcade sticks for fighting games, but like it or not, there are people who prefer brawlers with control pads. If you’re looking to do fatalities and whatnot using a controller in Mortal Kombat X, then you’re in luck.

Showcased in the video above is the official Mortal Kombat X Fightpad. It doesn’t have any analog sticks, and the face buttons give you the full six-button layout, which is perfect for fighting games. Unfortunately, it’s wired, but each (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) controller has dual-platform compatibility; meaning you can use the PS4 controller for your PS3, and so on. Official image and product blurb can be read below courtesy of Amazon.

Mortal Kombat X Wired Fight Pad for PlayStation 4/PlayStation 3

Designed with fighting games in mind

The Mortal Kombat X Wired Fight Pad is specifically designed with fighting games in mind. Players can benefit from the strategically placed buttons, ergonomic grip, and precision D-Pad.

6 Micro-switch face buttons

The face buttons are arranged in two rows of three for optimal hand placement during game play. All 6 face buttons utilize micro-switches, giving the player tactile and audible feedback, perfect for quick, flawless combos. Users can experience fighting games on a whole new level.

Precision D-Pad

The full d-pad provides precise movement controls, designed specifically with fighting games in mind.

Priced at $49.99, the Mortal Kombat X Fightpad will be available on April 1, 2015.

Should Capcom make the same for Street Fighter V for the PS4? Or should we just stick to arcade sticks for fighting games?

[Source: Amazon via NeoGAF]