Razer Kazuyo (image 002)

With Moga’s upcoming Ace Power iPhone game controller recently shown in leaked photos and Logitech now selling its $99 PowerShell controller, other accessory makers have taken notice and are now working on their own Made for iPhone (MFi) iOS 7 game controllers.

One of them is Razer, a privately-held American accessory maker that specializes in high-performance hardware specifically marketed to gamers. On Friday, Twitter user @evleaks leaked what appeared to be a legitimate press shot of Razer’s upcoming iOS 7 game controller called the Kazuyo…

As you can see for yourself, the controller layout features a directional pad on either side, in addition to shoulder buttons. What sets the Razer Kazuyo apart from Logitech’s Powershell and Moga’s Ace Power controller is the ability to tilt the iPhone or iPod touch up when docked for better viewing angles.

There also appears to be a grille underneath the Home button, indicating a speaker.

Here’s another look at the Kazuyo.

Razer Kazuyo (image 003)

We have no information about possible pricing or availability, but we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop and report here as soon as we find out more about the Kazuyo.

Razer always does great gaming peripherals and I find the Kazuyo rather convincing. It the meantime, games developers have begun implementing support for these MFi iPhone controllers via a set of new APIs in iOS 7.

Razer Kazuyo (image 001)

Currently, only a handful of games support MFi controllers, such as Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne, which supports standard controllers and Dungeon Hunter 4 and Gangstar Vegas which implement support for both standard and extended controllers.

Other titles like Bastion and Dead Trigger 2 have been recently updated with iOS 7 game controller support, with more to come as other accessory makers start releasing their own  standard and extended controllers.

  • nice

    • Nano45TA

      Horrible.

  • iPhone Gruru

    I’m not seeing the Dpad on both sides

    • bobism

      this product is BS

  • Matthew Cleveland

    I think the idea of a controller is really cool, but I don’t like paying that much for something that’s worthless once I get another iPhone because of the size restriction. A regular case is worth the new purchase because it’s always being used. I can’t see myself using it that much to be worth it.

  • Pranav Shankar

    probably cost around $120. i’d prefer a bluetooth controller though, perhaps something that works with the iPad as well.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Wtf? Another controller with no analog sticks. Idiots!

    • bobism

      here is the damn rule .. any controller needs have at leas the same exact functionality of the damn PS3 controller or more.. i can t understand why the hell these companies are making retro style controllers in damn 2013

      • bobism

        and no blue tooth os 10000% un acceptable..

  • chumawumba

    I hope it’s $50 or less

  • bobism

    another IOS controller fail..dammit

  • bobism

    why are these companies dropping the ball on this simple pre feral.. just copy the damn PS3 controller and be done

  • ConduciveMammal

    Is it just me that thinks it looks almost exactly like the Logitech controller? Come on Razer, you make amazing products, and then this pile of crap

    • CC-Dog

      The standard is set by Apple in iOS 7, there isn’t much freedom left. Tilting the device is creative alright.

      • ConduciveMammal

        I don’t mean in functionality, but more so appearance and design. Surely Apple can’t control it to the point where all controllers do/look the same

  • Nano45TA

    MOGA is still in first place because of its relevancy to the xbox and ps controllers. Logitech and Razer are working backwards.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I’m loving the fact controllers are finally being use for iOS games. Please someone make a stand alone controller for both the iPad and iPhone. People should know iOS games can be played on a HDTV via adapter or AppleTv.