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ASTRO Gaming Partners with Konami and Kojima Productions for Special Edition Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance™ A30 and A40 Headsets

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ASTRO Gaming Partners with Konami and Kojima Productions for Special Edition Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance™ A30 and A40 Headsets

 

ASTRO Gaming Develops Exclusive Speakers Tags for Latest Chapter in Konami’s Metal Gear Franchise; Four Custom MGR:R Speaker Tags Now Available

 

SAN FRANCISCO Feb. 14, 2013 – ASTRO Gaming, a division of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), and creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, has announced that the studio is supporting the upcoming launch of Konami’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance™ on February 19, 2013  with four sets of exclusively designed  speakers tags for its award-winning ASTRO A30 and A40 Audio Systems.  Developed with direct input from Konami and Kojima Productions, the ASTRO Gaming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance speaker tags will feature artwork taken directly from the game to ensure a stylish, authentic and iconic representation of the latest entry in the Metal Gear universe.

 

Developed by Kojima Productions and Platinum Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will deliver fresh and synergetic gameplay that combines the best and most frenetic elements of action gaming with truly epic storytelling.  Taking place in 2018, four years after the events in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance introduces Raiden, a child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja killing machine, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

 

“Few gaming franchises have endured with such style and consistency while still managing to continually deliver innovative gameplay and engaging storylines as what we’ve come to expect from Metal Gear.  A true testament to both Konami and Kojima’s commitment to relentlessly raising the bar,” said Brett Lovelady, Founder of ASTRO Gaming.  “In much the same way, our goal at ASTRO Gaming is to continually challenge what gamers expect from a modern gaming headset.  Whether it’s our mobile-fluent and street-savvy ASTRO A30 or our professional grade, audiophile quality ASTRO A40, our headsets and speaker tags deliver unsurpassed audio fidelity, vocal clarity and customizable style.”

ASTRO Gaming speaker tags provide customers with an opportunity to truly personalize their listening experience with magnetically interchangeable custom-made art designed specifically for the studio’s award-winning A30 and A40 headsets.  ASTRO Gaming headset owners can create their own speaker tags using the ASTRO Customizer or choose from dozens of pre-existing and highly stylish tags, including several eye-catching series by Upper Playground, iam8bit, Penny Arcade and more. 

 

ASTRO Gaming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance speaker tags are available now directly through the company website at http://www.astrogaming.com/mgr – three sets for the ASTRO A30 for $19.99 each and three sets for the ASTRO A40 at $24.99 each.  Bundles including the ASTRO A30 and A40 Audio Systems and the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance speaker tags are also available for $209.99 and $259.99, respectively. 

 

For more information about ASTRO Gaming or the studio’s customizable speaker tags, please visit http://www.astrogaming.com.

 

About Konami:

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by delivering an action experience unlike anything seen before. The title brings two of the world’s most respected development teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action together with epic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe.  METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE introduces Raiden as the central character – a child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja killing machine, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

 

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE will be available on February 19, 2013 for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at major retail stores nationwide.

 

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is a global designer, marketer and distributor of performance audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy brands. Skullcandy became one of the world's most distinct audio brands by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide.  Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy or on Twitter @skullcandy. 

 

About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for pro gamers, leagues, gaming enthusiasts and their lifestyles. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric "tech-life" products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the A40 Audio System, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and the Transport Series of gaming gear bags.

 

All ASTRO Gaming products are available at http://www.astrogaming.com, http://www.astrogaming.co.uk  and http://www.astrogaming.fr

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