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Published on October 10th, 2019 | by gareth


Razer Reveals New Raion Fightpad

Fighting game fans may really enjoy this as it can be a real game changer as having the ability to have precision control and response time.

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – RazerTM, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today
announced the Raion, an arcade fightpad for PS4™ and PC, with top tier tournament
features giving players the control and accuracy of a fullsize fightstick in the
palm of their hands.

Designed from the ground up for the fighting game community, the Raion features a
6-button layout on the face of the fightpad, a tactile 8-way D-pad, and the
traditional shoulder and trigger buttons. This layout offers a greater variety of
input options for both standard and ‘claw’ grip style players. A competition mode
disables extra buttons to ensure uninterrupted gaming and the PS4™ touchpad has all
the console functions players expect from their controller.

Fighting game fans are some of the most passionate and dedicated players in gaming
and demand the absolute best from their equipment. With matches often being
determined by split second decisions, having the very best controller can be the
difference between winning or a KO.

With this in mind, the Razer Raion has been designed with the help and feedback from
members of the fighting game community, which has resulted in a dedicated controller
that combines the best aspects from arcade sticks with those of traditional

“The Razer Raion gives the type of control and consistency that I need when playing
fighting games,” said Mark “MarkMan” Julio, fighting game specialist and part of
Team Razer. “The great comfort and response with the D-Pad and action buttons means
I can fully concentrate on enjoying the game and hitting my combos.”
Arcade stick inspired face button layout.

Inspired by the layout commonly found on arcade sticks, the Razer Raion’s 6 face
buttons are slightly larger than the industry standard and optimally spaced, making
hitting those combos easier in the heat of battle.

To ensure every tap and press of the face buttons is excuted flawlessly, the Razer
Raion uses Razer’s Yellow Mechanical Switches for ultra-fast, accurate actuation.
Built to have a staggering 80-million tap lifecycle, the same industry-leading
feature found in our renowned keyboards, the Razer Yellow Switch gives instantaneous
and positive response in the most demanding of competitive fights.

Mecha-Tactile 8-Way D-Pad for supreme precision
The Razer Raion features the Razer Mecha-tactile 8-way D-pad, giving players the
ability to execute fast, precise diagonal inputs, which is essential in fighting
games where perfect execution of quarter circle and half circle motions are often
vital for winning matches.
The hyper-responsive 8-way D-pad also has a satisfying cushioned feeling with
tactile feedback allowing players to better feel the inputs needed while executing
combos. The higher and more defined rate of feedback gives a better sense of
control, reducing the amount of missed moves when it counts the most.

USD $99.99 / €109.99 MSRP
The Razer Raion is now available for purchase in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China,
Australia and New Zealand. It will be available soon in the USA and Canada.


6 face button layout
Razer™ Mechanical Switch face buttons
Razer™ Mecha-Tactile 8-way D-pad
Button lock function for competition
3.5mm analog audio port
9.8 ft / 3 m wired cable with strain relief
Wired connection
Approximate Size: 173 mm / 6.8 in (Length) x 103 mm / 4.0 in (Width) x 58 mm / 2.3
in (Height)
Approximate Weight: 275g / 0.6 lbs


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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