Razer has revealed a brand new “tournament-grade” arcade controller that will allow fighting game fans to take their skills to the next level!
With Street Fighter 6 out now, and a slew of other big fighting games on the near horizon, Razer is taking the opportunity to reveal the Kitsune for the PlayStation 5 and PC. While a release date and pricing isn’t available just yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting excited. Even better, for Street Fighter fans, they have two special edition Kitsune controllers that will be launching later this year:
- Razer Low-Profile Linear Optical Switches for ultra-precise and instantaneous inputs
- Slim Portable Form Factor for easy storage and setup
- Cable Security Clasp and Tournament Lock Switch for uninterrupted gameplay (and tournament regulations)
- Removable Aluminum Top Plate ultra premium look and feel, the same materials as our Razer Blade laptops, removable to customize its appearance to your preferences and style
- Razer Chroma RGB for additional flair during gameplay
The Razer Kitsune isn’t your traditional fight stick. It’s an evolved, ultra-precise arcade controller with a precise quad movement button layout perfect for eliminating input errors and executing optimal commands. Say goodbye to joystick mishaps and hello to clean, crisp play! This quad-button layout is the up-and-coming competitive edge for the pro fighting game player.
What’s under the hood you may ask? We’ll have much more to share when we officially unveil, but as a preview, we’ve packed the Kitsune with our state-of-the-art Razer™ Low-profile Linear Optical Switches. With a shorter actuation height and lightning-fast response, you’ll have the speed and precision you need to maximize your combos and control the neutral. Out with the traditional push buttons on standard fight sticks; we are here to share our long history of keyboard technology with the fighting game community.
Crucially, the Razer Kitsune was developed in close collaboration with Capcom, ensuring it not only meets but exceeds the needs of professional-level play. Abiding by all Capcom Pro Tour standards, the Kitsune’s design carefully adheres to regulations, including compliance with the latest simultaneous opposite cardinal directional input rules. This adherence solidifies the Kitsune’s place in tournament legality, ready to be picked up and played at the highest level of competitive fighting games.
From the traveling pro player to the frequent at their local tournament we want the Razer Kitsune to be the perfect portable companion. It’s slim and portable with a form factor that ensures easy storage and setup; its leverless design fits comfortably in your backpack, and its detachable USB Type C cable eliminates the hassle of constant coiling or uncoiling.
Head to Razer’s site for even more details and to sign up to be notified when it’s available.