The folks at PowerA gave the MOGA away in a very limited time promotion recently, but perhaps that wasn’t just because the accessories maker was being nice. The company has been hard at work on what’s known as the MOGA Pro, a vast upgrade compared to the original. The controller seems to have gotten a lot bigger and bolder, and has a layout that rivals console controllers.
Full-sized analog sticks, a directional pad, new shoulder buttons, a new grip, and a rechargeable battery are all in tow. the MOGA Pro still features that clam-shelled cradle which can hold your smartphone for a handheld-like gaming experience. If you have a tablet or want to hook your device up to your TV you can simply flip the cradle down and use it like you would any other controller.
While the original MOGA is not a bad controller at all (it’s still one of the best for Android devices, actually) the MOGA Pro seems to be the one gaming controller we’ve all been waiting for. Unfortunately PowerA didn’t give us a price to look forward to just yet, but we imagine it’ll be a little more expensive than the $50 they’re currently asking for the current model.
The launch is Spring 2013, but no specific date can be circled just yet. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for word on its arrival, though, so be sure to keep it tuned here as we look to bring you all of the exciting details surrounding this exciting device. Read on for full press details.
MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System Expands
to Include Console-Style MOGA Pro Controller
MOGA Pro Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas This Week
Woodinville, WA. – January 7, 2013 – PowerA™ unveils a new addition to the MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11 — the console-style MOGA Pro Controller. MOGA Pro is a full-featured mobile game controller that transforms your Android into a mobile gaming system and brings a familiarity console gamers will appreciate.
Features of the MOGA Pro include a full-sized console-style grips, precision dual analog sticks, 4 action buttons, a classic directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cord and a tablet stand. Additionally, MOGA Pro comes with the full support of the MOGA Mobile Gaming System, including wireless Bluetooth synching with Android phones and tablets, the MOGA arm that secures phones up to 3.2 inches wide and the MOGA Pivot App.
“The response to our MOGA pocket-sized controller from Android gamers has been fantastic, and we’re now excited to give mobile gamers true, console-style control with MOGA Pro,” said Eric Bensussen, President of PowerA. “Now more than ever, mobile gamers will feel at home with a traditional controller while playing the huge variety of games available on the MOGA Mobile Gaming System.”
MOGA Pro will be available in Spring 2013 (price TBD).
The MOGA Mobile Gaming System combines three key innovations. MOGA controllers are the first state-of-the-art controllers designed specifically for mobile devices. The original MOGA is pocket-sized, streamlined and very portable. The MOGA Pro allows mobile gamers to play with the same familiarity and control schemes that they are used to playing on their console systems. Both controllers connect via Bluetooth® wireless technology, and feature the controls that mobile gamers and developers demand. In addition, the MOGA Software Development Kit (SDK) provides mobile game developers greater precision, robust control and enhanced display abilities while enabling fast, efficient development of rich new game titles and MOGA enhancement of existing titles. Finally, the MOGA™ Pivot App enables gamers to easily browse, find and play a list of MOGA Enhanced Games in one convenient location. MOGA Pivot App is available free via Google Play.
The original pocket-sized version of MOGA was released on October 22, 2012 to critical acclaim, and has attracted support from top mobile developers and publishers who want to bring console-like precision and control to their Android phone and tablet-based games. Gameloft, Rockstar, SkyVu Entertainment, MADFINGER Games, Namco Bandai, SEGA, Arb Studios, Vector Unit and other acclaimed publishers have developed MOGA Enhanced blockbuster titles such as Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Tiki Kart 3D, NFL Pro 2013, The Dark Knight Rises HD, N.O.V.A. 3, Sonic CD, and Jet Set Radio. New game titles, developers and publishers are coming on board each month. For a complete list of games that support MOGA, visit www.PowerA.com/MOGA.
The MOGA system supports Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher mobile devices. The pocket-sized MOGA is now available for an estimated retail price of $49.99 USD at Best Buy, Walmart, Toys”R”Us, Fred Meyer, Gamestop, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and a nationwide network of additional retailers and carrier stores. It is also available through Amazon and PowerA.com.
Developers: Contact PowerA at DevInfo@PowerA.com
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