Just got a newsletter announcing this today.
Noteworthy for a couple of reasons.
First, I’m sure the pad players wouldn’t mind a new pad with 6 face buttons and an alternate to the 360’s DPAD. I’m not sure how the DPAD was on the originally Hori EX Pad.
Second, and this is the part I’m more interested in, is that this is a new pad which would appear to have digital triggers.
The Madcatz Fight pad is already by far the easiest pad to hack with triggers. This is cheaper though, so far I’ve found it for pre-order at about $33.
The only thing I’d worry about is I don’t think Hori has the best track record in making accessories common ground.
I’m going to go ahead and order one, I’ll update this thread with thoughts once I get it and open it up.