Get the skinny on InterAct's third-party GC peripherals, including memory cards, GC/GBA linkup cables, and...light guns?
Today InterAct finally announced their full line of GameCube hardware. The SuperPad Colors will be their primary controller, and it will retail for $19.99 USD. They'll also have a Four MegaBit (0.5MB) Flash Memory Card, which is the same size as Nintendo's own DigiCard, for $9.99 USD. Also of note is that their GameCube-GBA linkup cable will be available at launch for $9.99 USD.
Other peripherals, including an 8MB memory card and the StarFire Light Blaster (presumably a light gun) will be available in the first half of 2002. The prices for those future products will be announced closer to their release.
Check out the full press release for names of other GameCube peripherals:
Accessories Leader Ready for Launch
Hunt Valley, MD ~ August 8, 2001 ~ InterAct Accessories Inc. has carefully planned it’s peripheral line-up for Nintendo’s highly anticipated GAMECUBE console, set to launch in just three short months. The line of GAMECUBE peripherals from InterAct, a Recoton company (NASDAQ: RCOT), will include all of the core accessories sought out by every gamer, as well as some exceptional enhancements to take the gaming experience to new levels. All are designed to work seamlessly, in conjunction with the components and features specific to GAMECUBE.
“Although we’ve had a short time to prepare for this launch, we are ready to enter the GAMECUBE market at full force,” said Rodney Hillman, Director of Product Development for InterAct Accessories. “We know gamers expect the best from InterAct and we are ready to deliver.”
InterAct has a wide variety of peripherals to enhance the gaming experience for the GAMECUBE. The SuperPad Colors, 4 Megabit Flash Memory Card and various cables will be the first accessories from InterAct to hit shelves in all major toy and electronic retailers nationwide. The second group of accessories for the GAMECUBE, expected to be available in the first half of 2002, will include InterAct’s Black Thunder Racing Wheel, ShadowBlade Arcade Stick, 64 Megabit Flash Memory Card, Fishing Controller and StarFire Light Blaster. InterAct is working on even more exciting peripherals and in the coming months will make announcements about additions to the GAMECUBE product line. These yet-to-be-disclosed items are sure to delight GAMECUBE enthusiasts.
The SuperPad Colors is InterAct’s first basic gamepad for the GAMECUBE console. The buttons on the SuperPad Colors are large and easy to reach and the traditional analog stick and C-stick are both constructed with a steel shaft for durability under heavy game play. The SuperPad Colors also features an eight-way directional control pad, two analog shoulder buttons, a Z-fire button and textured non-slip handgrips for complete control. InterAct’s SuperPad Colors will be available in night sky (purple), cosmos (black), ocean (blue) and quartz (clear) and will carry an MSRP of $19.99.
Gamers can archive their favorite game saves with InterAct’s 4 Megabit Flash Memory Card for GAMECUBE. With 4 Megabits of memory, gamers can save their highest scores, difficult levels and fastest times when playing the hottest GAMECUBE games. The 4 Megabit Flash Memory Card allows gamers to try different routes and techniques without the fear of loosing their place. InterAct’s 4 Megabit Flash Memory Card will be available in night sky (purple), cosmos (black), ocean (blue) and quartz (clear) and will carry an MSRP of $9.99.
Get the best connection with InterAct’s cables for GAMECUBE. InterAct’s CubeLink Advanced Cable connects the Game Boy Advance console to the GAMECUBE console, transforming the Game Boy Advance into an alternate GAMECUBE controller. The CubeLink Advanced Cable will carry an MSRP of $9.99. Other InterAct cables available for the GAMECUBE console include: RFU Adapter (MSRP: $9.99), AC Adapter (MSRP: $9.99), Extension Cable (MSRP: $9.99) and S-Video/AV Cable (MSRP: $9.99).
Gamers will be waiting in anticipation for InterAct’s second group of innovative and unique accessories for the GAMECUBE console. The Black Thunder Racing Wheel will take a gamer’s racing experience to new levels, while the ShadowBlade Arcade Stick will give gamers that arcade feel they so desire. Other exciting peripherals from InterAct will include a 64 Megabit Flash Memory Card, Fishing Controller and StarFire Light Blaster for GAMECUBE. This full array of accessories is sure to enhance the gaming experience and complement the GAMECUBE console.
“InterAct has been creating peripherals for Nintendo gaming platforms since the eight-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), over ten years ago,” said Hillman. “Since then we’ve established ourselves as a leader in the industry and consumers have come to rely on us to provide them with a variety of quality products to meet all their gaming needs.”