Power A’s MOGA Bluetooth controller for Android Gamers will be available October 21st for $49.99

A couple of months ago we told you about a new Bluetooth controller from Power A called the MOGA. They said it would be available in time for the holidays and they delivered. They just announced that it will be in stores on October 21st for a price of $49.99. This is the first full featured controller to become available for mobile devices. The controller features dual analog sticks, two shoulder buttons, four action buttons, and standardized start and select buttons. The best part is that it has a holder for your device to make gaming truly on-the-go.

They are offering the MOGA SDK for developers so they can provide that console-gaming experience for their users. To make it easier for users to find games, they are offering the MOGA Pivot App, which will make it easier for users to browse all the enhanced games. A number of top developers are already committed to publishing games that are compatible with the MOGA. They include Gameloft, Atari, Namco Bandai, Sega, Remedy Entertainment and more. Gameloft’s The Dark Knight Rises HD, Asphalt 7: Heat HD and Dungeon Hunter 3 as well as Remedy’s Death Rally already have support and are compatible with the MOGA.

“Gamers are already walking around with phones with exceptional screens and fast chips,” said Eric Bensussen, president of PowerA. “For under $50, they can clip that phone into the MOGA controller and finally get console quality gaming experiences anywhere.”

The MOGA Mobile Gaming System will come with the free downloadable MOGA PivotTM App and a soft case. Also as a limited time offer, you will get two free games: Sonic CDTM and PAC-MAN by Namco.

More pictures and the press release after the break

 

Full press release:

MOGA™ To Finally Give Console Quality Control to Android Gamers On October 21

MOGA To Be Available at Key Retailers and Carriers for $49.99

Top Mobile Game Developers Added to Growing Library of MOGA Enhanced Titles

Woodinville, WA. – September 20, 2012 — PowerA today announced that MOGA™, the first and only complete mobile gaming system for Android devices, will be  available in stores and at online retailers in the U.S. on October 21, 2012. The MOGA Mobile Gaming System will come with the free downloadable MOGA PivotTM App, and a soft case. Also, with the purchase of MOGA, consumers will get two free games, Sonic CDTM and PAC-MAN® by NAMCO as part of a limited time offer at leading retailers. MOGA will be available at key videogame and mobility retailers for a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD.

“Gamers are already walking around with phones with exceptional screens and fast chips,” said Eric Bensussen, president of PowerA. “For under $50, they can clip that phone into the MOGA controller and finally get console quality gaming experiences anywhere.”

MOGA 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. Top publishers such as Gameloft, Atari, Namco Bandai, Sega, Remedy Entertainment and more have committed to developing games that will work with MOGA. New games, developers and publishers and game titles are coming on board each month. Gameloft, for example, has added MOGA support to key titles such as The Dark Knight Rises HD, Asphalt 7: Heat HD and Dungeon Hunter 3. Console developer Remedy’s critically acclaimed title Death Rally has also been enhanced to work with MOGA.

“The MOGA SDK made it quick and easy to make our steering controls feel more precise and natural in Death Rally,” said Aki Järvilehto, SVP at Remedy Entertainment — creators of the Max Payne and Alan Wake console franchises. “Finally we have something that’s easy to use, simple to implement, and provides console-like controls that gamers have been yearning for.”

To empower this advance in mobile gaming, MOGA combines three key innovations into a single powerful system. The MOGA Controller is the first state-of-the-art, full-featured controller designed specifically for mobile devices. Pocket-sized, portable and connected via Bluetooth®, the MOGA Controller features the controls that console gamers and developers demand: dual analog sticks, two shoulder buttons, four action buttons and standardized start and select buttons. In addition, the MOGA
SDK provides mobile game developers with 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 library of MOGA Enhanced games in one convenient location. MOGA Pivot App will be available free via Google Play.

The MOGA system will initially support Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher mobile devices.

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  • Bryce Barrand

    Will it work with the Nexus 7?