HKS PARTNERS WITH INTERWORKS UNLIMITED TO DEVELOP REAL-WORLD DRIVING PERFORMANCE CONTROLLER FOR VIDEO GAMING ENTHUSIASTS
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 7, 2010) - HKS USA, Inc., the premier manufacturer and supplier of premium automotive performance systems, today announced they have entered into an exclusive agreement with InterWorks Unlimited Inc., the fastest-growing distributor of innovative gaming peripherals to co-develop a line of racing video game controllers. The all-new controller will provide gamers with a new driving experience on such notable games as: Gran Turismo, Need for Speed, ModNation Racer and F1. HKS USA is the first performance manufacturer to jointly develop a gaming controller that is designed to give enthusiasts a more accurate gaming experience.
"InterWorks passion for innovation aligns with HKS passion for driving performance," said Rick Lafferty, president of HKS USA, Inc. "Their new video game controller will take racing games to a new level of challenge and realism by allowing players to replicate the best driving techniques used by race drivers."
"HKS deploys advance racing techniques through their performance products," said Michael Kidakarn, executive creative director of InterWorks. "We are sharing these professional racing technologies and precision control processes, such as heel/toe drifting, and integrating into our game controller."
The HKS(r) Racing Controller for PlayStation(r)3 will features special accelerator and brake buttons on the right side of the controller and an active circular steering controller on the left side.
The controller's red, white and black color scheme and graphic design is inspired by the legendary HKS CT230R race car. The HKS(r) Racing Controller for PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment system will be shown by appointment only at the InterWorks booth at the upcoming Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 15-17, 2010.
About HKS USA, Inc.
HKS USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium automotive aftermarket performance systems, parts and accessories. Delivering its products to both the import and domestic car markets, HKS has been recognized for its engineering and performance excellence in the automotive industry since 1973. Established in 1982, HKS USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKS Company, Ltd. Japan and distributes its products through its worldwide dealer network. For more information about HKS USA., visit www.hksusa.com.
About InterWorks Unlimited
Based in City of Industry, InterWorks Unlimited Inc. distributes a wide range of high-quality gaming peripherals and software under several brands and licenses, including Eagle3 and Photo World. For more information, please visit www.eagl3.com.
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