NubyTech and Capcom verify retailer postings of this absurd controller.
CAPCOM AND NUBYTECH REVEAL HORRIFYING RESIDENT EVIL 4 CHAINSAW CONTROLLER FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE™
LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 17, 2004 – Capcom and Nubytech® unveiled today the Resident Evilâ 4 Chainsaw Controller for the Nintendo GameCube™. While Resident Evil 4 is certainly the most anticipated third party title on the Nintendo GameCube, the Chainsaw Controller will quickly become the most popular peripheral in hardcore gamers’ and series loyalists’ hearts. A growing topic in the gaming community ever since the initial sketches were released to the press, this truly unique accessory is coming to reality January 11, 2005 when it is available alongside the game.
Designed with an actual chainsaw lying in the middle of the R&D lab during brainstorming sessions, this sculpted controller comes with a built-in sound chip, imitating the roar of the powerful weapon. The attention to detail goes as far as having gory blood marks on the blade. When not being wielded to destroy the on screen enemies, the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller can rest on its display stand, on top on your TV or trophy case.
“NubyTech’s development team worked very closely with Capcom to develop this unique, one of a kind controller,” stated Paul Chen, president and chief operating officer, NubyTech. “We plan to shock the world with this revolutionary and die hard collectible product.”
“The Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller is very impressive. It is an incredible enhancement to the game experience,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “The Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller is the ultimate ‘wow’ peripheral for Resident Evil fans and brings horror game action to a whole new level.”