Turtle Beach Developing Star Wars Gaming Special edition headsets
Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced a line of gaming headsets based upon the iconic Star Wars franchise. The new headsets, which are designed for PC and mobile gaming, are expected to launch in the fall of 2014. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio brand of Parametric Sound Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR).
Turtle Beach will design a range of special edition headsets featuring characters and artwork from the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy, including the highly-anticipated animated TV series Star Wars Rebels. Swappable speaker plates featuring Star Wars characters and artwork, sold as accessories, will allow gamers to customize the look of their headsets. The headset and initial speaker plate designs will be revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in June.
Turtle Beach designs and markets wireless and wired headsets for video game, personal computer and mobile platforms. The company’s wide range of headsets, which combine quality with audio innovations, are popular with consumers because they make gaming more immersive and provide a competitive advantage in gameplay. Turtle Beach manufactured 6 of the top 10 best-selling gaming headsets in 2013 when ranked in dollar sales, according to sales tracking date from The NPD Group, Inc.
“As a company in the gaming and entertainment space, we can’t help but be excited by the prospect of working on Star Wars headset designs in collaboration with Lucasfilm,” said Bob Picunko Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach. “We are looking forward to introducing state-of-the-art headsets that appeal to both casual and elite players who are fans of Star Wars.”
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About Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach (http://www.turtlebeach.com) designs and markets premium audio peripherals for video game consoles, personal computers and mobile devices under the brand Turtle Beach (TurtleBeach.com), including officially-licensed headsets for the next-generation Xbox® One and PlayStation® 4 consoles. Turtle Beach is the leading brand in video game audio and the official audio provider for Major League Gaming, the world’s largest eSports league, and Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers.
Turtle Beach is part of Parametric Sound Corporation, an audio technology company that markets innovative products under both the Turtle Beach and HyperSound brands.
Under the brand HyperSound (HyperSound.com), the company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that beam sound to a specific listening area without the ambient noise of traditional speakers. HyperSound has applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics and health care.