Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, announced today that it has secured a license from Sega® of America, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of videogames, to produce branded videogame accessories based on the Sonic the Hedgehog intellectual property. The agreement gives Mad Catz North American rights to a range of accessories for all current videogame platforms.
“Sonic is one of the videogame industry’s most popular and enduring characters and we are thrilled to initiate this relationship with Sega to create Sonic-branded videogame accessories,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We look forward to offering unique and exciting accessories to fans of this truly iconic videogame and popular culture character.”
So what does this all mean, who knows but I don’t think that Mad Catz would want to be snatching up a branding license for a franchise that isn’t planning to do anything new anytime soon. We can only assume that Mad Catz knows something that we don’t and if that means that some new Sonic The Hedgehog goodness is on the way then for now that’s just fine with us.