Unlike most of their recent sticks the new Fighting Edge has stick and button mechanisms designed and built by Hori, instead of the arcade giants Sanwa and Seimitsu.
The stick features a lower-friction fulcrum (Hori claims 5-15% less) made of acetal plastic, which is especially hard and long-wearing.
The buttons are also a new design, featuring a smaller gap between button and housing to reduce rattle, and a hori-made switch which claims to reduce bounce.
It also features LED lights and a flap at the back to tuck your cords in when not being played. Hori has also covered the metal base with felt to keep it from chilling your legs, and to improve grip on your lap.
It should be released next month, for a mere ￥19,800.
Xbox 360 version