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« PlayStation 4 version of Hori's Fighting Edge arcade stick coming to Japan in February 2018 »

One of Hori's popular arcade sticks from the last console generation will be returning next year.

The newest edition of the Fighting Edge series, now exclusive to the PlayStation 4, has been dated for a February 2018 release in Japan. The stick was teased back at Evolution 2016 at the Arcade Shock booth, featuring Sako's elaborate button layout. It was later featured, in a form similar to what's featured now, at Hori's booth the following year.

Instead of a pure black or white color scheme on the main panel, the new model uses a brushed metal aesthetic combined with black surrounding it. Despite the FE being a PS4 stick, there is no dedicated PlayStation 3 switch. It does, however, have PC support through XInput. Hori is still using their proprietary Hayabusa parts with this Fighting Edge.

The core body design of the Fighting Edge still remains, but there have been some changes done to the features. One of the most notable aspects at first glance is the lack of a LED touch pad for the special controls. This has been effectively replaced by a normal Options button on the top right of the main panel with the rest of the special controls located just under the right side handle. Touch Pad can be found on the front end at the same spot the secondary compartment was originally located. The original FE's special modes such as button assignment and Tournament are still available in this model.

If you live in Japan, you can pre-order now on Amazon Japan. As for a North American release, stay tuned for updates.

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